Whether you agonized over the perfect name for your child (or children) or it came to you easily, chances are you gave it a fair amount of thought.
After all, nobody wants to saddle their kid with a name that’s so weird that they’re the butt of playground teasing.
So once you select the name, you know it has to be perfect, right?
While celebs often go off the beaten path when it comes to baby names (Penn Jillett’s Moxie Crimefighter, Beyonce’s Blue Ivy and Alicia Silverstone’s Bear Blu come to mind), most non-celeb parents go for something a little less bizarro.
Still, plenty of parents have a fair amount of regret over the moniker they chose. Do you fall in that group?
According to an online survey at UK site Gurgle.com, 54 percent of parents regret the name they selected, but a similar survey on the U.S. website yourbabydomainname.com only recorded 8 percent with any naming regrets.
When we named our kids, we hoped to pick something a little unique, but not too quirky, to save them from any teasing.
We had two names in mind before each baby was born and made our decision once we got to know them in their first moments of life.
Do we have any regrets about the names we chose? Not exactly, though my daughter’s name has now climbed to the top of the list in terms of popularity, making it much more common now.
If we knew then what we know now about her name, would we have changed our minds? Probably not. Her name suits her and we love it.
Do you love the baby name(s) you chose? Any regrets?