Baby-Name Regret

We've all heard of buyer's remorse, but how about baby-name remorse? Apparently, quite a lot of parents regret the names they give to their children:

In a recent poll of 1,219 mothers conducted by, 10 percent considered changing their baby's name. The reasons they gave ranged from being inspired by another name to having a relative disagree with the choice.

Regret is common after any big decision, and few prenatal decisions these days are as open to debate as picking a child's name. Rare are the parents who haven't invested in a small library of baby-name books or trolled the Internet for a name unique enough to be usefully Googled, but not so weird as to cause ridicule.

"Today, there's this perception that naming a child is almost like naming a product -- there's this huge national drive now to not be like anyone else," says Laura Wattenberg, author of "The Baby Name Wizard" and founder of the blog

I wonder if the parents of these kids ever got baby-name remorse ... Link - Thanks Tiffany!

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Heh, my husband and I had picked out a name for a boy and a girl long before I became pregnant, and the names are based on family names. I have a weird enough name (apparently my first and middle names are family names, but impossible to pronounce or spell for many people), so I didn't want to saddle my kid with something he'd be made fun of for life. Since we know it's a boy, his name will be George Preston Alexander (lastname). Yes, he gets two middle names. It's easy to remember, simple, and honors my grandfather whose name was George, and my husband's family where Preston and Alexander are family names.

If we were having a girl, it'd be Ellen Rose (lastname). I like classic names...heh.

I worked at a daycare a few years back and had one child in my class whose name was Dainjer Robinson. His mother was a huge Lost in Space fan and ended up marrying a man whose last name was Robinson. The father objected to the child's middle name being Will (or William), so I think it was something like David. But this poor kid is stuck with Dainjer for the rest of his life....
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I have 3 children and the only 1 I really regret is my oldest son, Calvin. Its a good name but I aloud my husband 2 name him and so he picks his favorite rapper, snoop doggy dogg! My middle daughter I picked Kiara because it was a character on my sons favorite movie, lion king 2 and I thought and still think its a beautiful name! At the time not common either but that soon changed! As for my youngest daughter she is Alexia and we call her Lexi or Lex 4 short, which is also a very common name now!
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