Blogging CNN: Baby Name Remorse

Blogging CNN: Baby Name Remorse

Alejandra Valera
Jan 8, 2008

Much like labor, naming your child can be a difficult process. Perhaps you've named your child after someone in your family, or you've had a name picked out since you were a youngster. Whatever the case, once they are born and it's on paper their name is with them forever. Or is it?

CNN reports that many parents have baby-name remorse. According to a recent poll at, 10% of parents have considered changing their child's name.

The article states that some parents decide to change their child's name when they realize how popular the name is. For instance, the Sauber family changed their daughter's name from Sophie to Isadora when she was four-years-old.

Others decide they like one name over another. The Eadie family decided they preferred the name Caroline over Emma, so after much paperwork and red tape, their daughter was now named Caroline. (Incidentally, their daughter prefers the name Emma.)

What do you make all of this? Is it too confusing for children? Should parents just stick with what's on the birth certificate?

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