One in seven parents regret baby's name, study says

Posted at 9:23 AM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 12:23:40-04

A new study shows one in seven parents admit to making a mistake with the name they chose for their child.

Researchers found that despite parents loving their choice at the time, millions of parents grow to regret it.

The study, conducted by Channel Mum, an online community for moms in the United Kingdom, says the top reasons parents regret their baby's name include:

  1. It became really popular
  2. I was pressured into choosing a name by my partner/ family member
  3. I’ve just gone off it
  4. I no longer think it fits them
  5. My friend chose the same name for their baby
  6. It’s too unusual
  7. It’s difficult to spell
  8. Someone with the same name became famous
  9. A celebrity named their child with the same name
  10. It sounds like something rude or awkward when you put it with their middle name/ surname

SJ Strum, a baby name expert with Channel Mum, said, “Celebrity trends mean there are an ever-growing list of baby names to choose from, but this also means more opportunities to choose a name which you, or your child, then learn to loathe.”