Do you ever have those days where you feel like if you had a different name like Thor your life would be different… because same.
Soon to be parents have a pretty tough job, not only to they have to prepare for a baby… they even have to think of name for their new human.
In most cases, this new human then has to have that name for the rest of their lives… talk about pressure.
A new survey has been done by Mumsnet and believe it or not, a fifth of parents regret their decision of their baby name and 32% of those regrets came within the first six weeks.
1362 people were surveyed and their reasons varied from, it being too common, to it just "not feeling right".
This is a breakdown of the results:
It's too commonly used - 25%
It just doesn't feel right - 21%
I have never liked it - I was pressured into using it - 20%
It's not distinctive enough - 11%
It causes him/her problems with spelling/pronunciation - 11%
It doesn't suit him/her - 11%
Everyone calls him/her by a shortened version of the name, which I don't like - 6%
I have never liked it - I don't know why we chose it - 6%
There's been a shift in public perception of the name since my child was born - 3%
I worry that he/she won't be taken seriously - 2%
A celebrity has used the name for their child - 1%
It turns out that his/her initials spell out an embarrassing or inappropriate acronym - 1%
Other - 34%
This part breaks our heart…apparently one of the most regretted name was Elsa… we will not 'let it go' thank you very much.
Other names that appeared on the regret list were…
Did your name make the list?