I’ve decided, naming humans is hard.
I am so unbelievably picky when it comes to names. I mean sure, there are plenty of good names out there, and I always love the names my friends pick out for their kids. But when it comes down to deciding what my baby will be call the rest of his/her whole life, I become frozen carrying around that kind of responsibility.
Why can’t human babies be more like Cabbage Patch Kids? They came with a preassigned name from the patch. I never had to name my Cabbage Patch babies! It was fantastic! Then again, my Cabbage Patch Kid’s names were Garth and Darlene.
Recently, a study conducted by YourBabyDomainName.com revealed that at least 8% of parents regret the name they chose for their child.
I totally understand where this 8% is coming from. For instance:
- I have a friend who wishes she named her son something different than what she did. She claims her sons name is now way too trendy.
- Growing up, my sister hated the way her name was spelled, and my mom admits to making a poor spelling decision.
- Another friend wishes she wouldn’t have named her daughter the name she did, because nobody (and I mean nobody) pronounces it correctly.
I’ll admit it, with my son, his name wasn’t taken that seriously. I was so sure that he was actually a she; I spent hours, days, weeks, obsessing over what my girl name was going to be. Instead, my she was in fact a he, and his name is now Gage. A name I didn’t put too much thought into. Granted, I would never change his name, but if I had knew I was having a son, his name would probably be something else.
How about you? Do you fear regretting the name you ultimately decide on for your new baby? Or are you 100% in love with your choice?