Should Parents Wait to Name Their Baby?

They named me what?

Do you still love the name you gave your baby?

Honestly with my daughter rounding out her 10-month birthday this month I can say I haven’t put very much thought into it — but I still love the name Addison.

But not all parents feel the same way I do!  A new study shows roughly 25% of parents wish they had chosen a different name for their baby. Yikes!

The website surveyed 1000 parents and the findings may be pretty shocking to some of you!

Over half (54% to be exact!) of parents realized as their child grew and developed, their personality didn’t fit the name they had chosen, 26% decided the name they picked was way too popular and 11% no longer liked the name because of dislike expressed by others!

What in the hell?

When I read this I wondered if maybe parents should put a little bit more thought into naming their children or even possibly postpone finalizing their infants name on their birth certificate until they are totally sure that is the name they want to saddle their child with?

But the study doesn’t touch on how the children will eventually feel about their names. I mean, a name is really just a name. As long as it really isn’t too out there, will they mind when they are adults? Danielle wouldn’t have been my number one choice for my own name but I don’t hate it. It is just who I am.

The study also shows that many of the parents feel as though they regret what they named their child because the baby name they had their heart set on was vetoed by their partner. Bummer, right? Maybe it is time for them to put on their adult panties?

How do you feel about your kids names today?
Are you secure in your choices or do you regret not using a different name you had in your arsenal?

photo credit: Morguefile

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