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One in Five Mums Regret Their Baby’s Name

One in Five Mums Regret Their Baby’s Name

A new survey conducted by Mumsnet has found one in five mums regret their baby’s name.

Despite all the research and consideration in finding the right name for their baby, if given the chance to go back, they would have changed it.

The results showed over 30% of respondents regretted their baby’s name within the first six weeks of birth.

The most common reason parents regretted their baby’s name was because it was too common.

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Yet despite having ‘namer’s remorse’, many are reluctant to change their baby’s name.

A unique name is still a motivating factor when choosing a baby name. But not too unique as the Kessler family found after changing their daughter’s name from Ottilie to Margot so friends and family could pronounce her name.

The drawbacks of having a unique name are the constant mispronunciations and being asked for the correct spelling.

Every parent-to-be has to weigh up the pros and cons of choosing a unique name versus a popular one.

At the end of the day their child is the one that has to live with it, and parents are the ones that will have to say it and write it on forms and cards for the rest of their life.

Have you ever felt ‘namer’s remorse’ after naming your baby? Are you happy with the name you chose for your baby?

Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard is a plumber by day and stylist by night but these days she changes more nappies than washers. She is a happily married mum to three young daughters who she styles on a regular basis. Rebecca is not only an award winning plumber, she also writes an award winning blog called The Plumbette where she shares her life experiences as a plumber and mother. Rebecca also blogs at Styled by Bec believing a girl can be both practical and stylish. Links to the blogs are http://www.theplumbette.com.au and http://www.styledbybec.com.au/blog

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