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One in Five Regret Baby Name Choice

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One in five parents regret the name they gave their child, a British study has found. Some wish they had picked a name which wasn't quite as popular, while others wish they had chosen a moniker that was easier to spell or pronounce, reports The Sun.
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Boys' names that have caused the most regret include William, Oliver, Jack, Alfie, Thomas and Joshua. The most-regretted girls' names are Chloe, Ruby, Olivia, Emily, Grace and Jessica. Do YOU regret your baby name choice?


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Sara May 12, 2010, 5:55 PM

I originally had my heart set on naming our little girl Isabella but my husband didn’t like the name at all. We had a terrible time agreeing on a name but finally decided on Paige. It fits our little girl perfectly! I won’t say I’ve never wondered ‘what if we had named her Isabella’ but I am happy with her name. Her middle name… well my husband really wanted a family name so we picked a really common name Marie! I would have liked something different maybe even Isabella as her middle name but it is what it is… no regrets now.

Cyndi May 12, 2010, 7:44 PM

I only regret my youngest daughter’s middle name. I was “guilted” into giving her the same middle name as my mother-in-law. (Marie) Thankfully it’s also my favorite aunt’s name!

Dana May 12, 2010, 8:39 PM

We named our second girl Olivia and I love it…Not sure why it would be one that people regretted? I was surprised by most of the names on the list.

Laurie May 12, 2010, 9:05 PM

I love my kids names as much as when I first picked them - except one middle name after a family member. I knew it wasn’t a great idea and I was horribly right.

ashley May 13, 2010, 5:14 AM

My dad was the one who suggested my daughters name Sophia, I didn’t like it at first but in the end, that is the only thing I could think of to call her. My hubby wanted her named after his grandmother and our son, then 5 wanted her middle name to rhyme with his, he is Lucas Payne. So we ended up naming her Sophia Kathryn Rayne _____. I regretted it at first but then thought, when she is older she can go by whatedver she wants, she has many choices. And I can’t imagine her by anything other than Sophia!!

mom of one and expecting another May 14, 2010, 8:34 AM

I named my daughter Naomi Danielle Rose xxxxx. The x’s are substituting our last name for privacy reasons in this comment. My daughter has 2middle names and I have no regrets. I even smiled more when I realised that my daughters middle initials are DR. [as in doctor!] This was not really intentional but I absolutely love it now. I chose my daughters name and didnt have to bicker with anyone or be guilted into any name. I carry the baby, therefore I name the baby. Period. I’m lucky in that right, especially cuz I stand up for myself and claim that right as a woman, where as most others have to share ideas or choices or conceed to someone elses opinions. When dad-to-be gets morning sickness and all the issues associated with a woman being pregnant with her child, maybe then I might consider his opinion, but not while I know many guys suggest their favourite stripper or pornographic female name or a former girlfriends name for daughters. I will be picking my new childs name as well, with no bickering over names.

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