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The top 3 reasons people regret the name they chose for their baby | Parent24

The top 3 reasons people regret the name they chose for their baby | Parent24 | Name News | Scoop.it
Convinced that your baby name choice is the right one? Be careful, "baby name regret" is a thing, so choose wisely.
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Mom Wants to Change 4-Year-Old's Name Because It's Too Common Now

Mom Wants to Change 4-Year-Old's Name Because It's Too Common Now | Name News | Scoop.it
Whatever you do, don't ask her if it's from 'Twilight.'
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Essay About Regretting Your Baby Name Choice

Essay About Regretting Your Baby Name Choice | Name News | Scoop.it
I knew pretty soon after my daughter was born that I regretted what my husband and I named her. I figured, eventually, I'd fall back in love with the name and
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Hipster parents admit they regret their babies’ ‘cool’ names

Hipster parents admit they regret their babies’ ‘cool’ names | Name News | Scoop.it
Naomi Tomky was still laid out on the operating table after an emergency C-section when the earliest pangs of regret kicked in. “The baby was being lifted over my head,” the 34-year-old freelance w…
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NAME REGRET

NAME REGRET | Name News | Scoop.it
NAME REGRET & MATERNITY I want to point out that I love the name Charlie, and Charles Everett is a strong beautiful name, but i still have anxiety when looking back on our baby naming experience.  I hate the title of this post. It sounds terrible, but it is something some women really struggle w
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Interesting story, and interview with Abby.

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Thinking About Changing Your Baby’s Name? You Wouldn’t Be the First

Thinking About Changing Your Baby’s Name? You Wouldn’t Be the First | Name News | Scoop.it
Michelle Meyer’s son was just a few weeks old when she was struck with a surprising realization: The name she and her husband had chosen for him just felt wrong. They found themselves in the odd position of changing their baby's name, not long after …
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'Young Mummy' has baby name regret again

'Young Mummy' has baby name regret again | Name News | Scoop.it
“Missy lasted 48 hours, and then she ended Florence Margaret but Margaret was only supposed to be the middle name if she was called Betty, and Florence was always supposed to be Florence Gigi after Jaryd's sister,”
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Why I changed my baby’s name 11 days after birth

Why I changed my baby’s name 11 days after birth | Name News | Scoop.it
Thea says she wishes she’d let herself get to know Rosie before deciding on a name, but felt pressure to make a decision immediately after giving birth.
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The Baby Names Parents Most Regret Choosing | Baby Name Article | Babynames.co.uk

The Baby Names Parents Most Regret Choosing | Baby Name Article | Babynames.co.uk | Name News | Scoop.it
Baby name regret: it is the one thing that parents absolutely dreads and hopes will never happen to them. Every parent wants to think that the name they picked for their child is perfect in every way and that it suits their child’s personality. However, that sometimes doesn’t happen. You look at your child and you… Read More
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Just that Mumsnet thing that the rounds a few weeks ago.

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New Nameberry post up!

New Nameberry post up! | Name News | Scoop.it
A piece I wrote for Nameberry posted earlier this week, with a new angle on the topic of name regret: Baby Name Remorse: Helping Your Children Love Their Names (Avoiding name regret, junior version). I'm sure many (most?) of us would be upset if any of our children decided they didn't like the names so lovingly…
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Mom Changes New Baby's Name After 8 Days -- and We Totally Get It

Mom Changes New Baby's Name After 8 Days -- and We Totally Get It | Name News | Scoop.it
Though 26-year-old Cachia and her husband had decided on the name Betty for their second child, the couple began having second thoughts and have officially changed their little girl's name to Florence. 

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I'm interested by the names in this stock photo - not written by someone conversant with today's trends, I'd guess!

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British Name Trends 2016: Oliver, Olivia & Trixie Grace

British Name Trends 2016: Oliver, Olivia & Trixie Grace | Name News | Scoop.it
How do the UK name trends of 2016 compare with those in the US? Here s Eleanor Nickerson s analysis!
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Great summing up of the trends, and highly sensible comments on how everyone's names (and attitudes to them) change over our lives.

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Couple Changed Daughter's Name Because It Made Them 'Cringe'

Couple Changed Daughter's Name Because It Made Them 'Cringe' | Name News | Scoop.it
'No one could remember it and no one could pronounce it.'
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For some reason I didn't post this story when it hit the news in August, so thanks for the American Name Society for reminding me.

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I Still Second Guess The Name I Chose For My Child

I Still Second Guess The Name I Chose For My Child | Name News | Scoop.it
In hindsight, I wish I’d given my son something a little more ordinary, that didn’t stand out quite so much. Or perhaps not given him a middle name.
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Baby name regret - the moment these parents realised.

Baby name regret - the moment these parents realised. | Name News | Scoop.it
Naming a child is no easy feat, and unfortunately for these parents, these were the names that gave them baby name regret.
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Could you regret a baby name enough to change it?

Could you regret a baby name enough to change it? | Name News | Scoop.it
“Lulu!” a mom standing not far from me called across the house where I was attending a barbecue. An energetic preschooler with blue eyes and shiny hair whip…
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Chinese couple regrets naming baby ‘Maserati’ - Global Times

The father, surnamed Ma, seemed adamant on the name when he registered his infant daughter with Maoji township authorities in 2017 as Ma Shaladi - which when pronounced is the exact Chinese phoneticization of the Italian car brand.
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Mum Debates Changing 10-Month-Old Daughter's Name Who Was Born On Halloween

'It doesn't seem to work as well as it did in my head.'
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Ouch! Grandma is not being helpful here.

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Does My Baby’s Name Have a Pronunciation Problem? | Ask The Name Lady

Many people go through life with names that can be pronounced two ways. I can see that it is annoying and frustrating for you, but it does not need to be as big of a burden as you fear.
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How I accidentally realized I hated the baby name we chose

How I accidentally realized I hated the baby name we chose | Name News | Scoop.it
I knew then, I’d never have a child with that name.
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Baby Name Remorse: Helping Your Children Love Their Names

Baby Name Remorse: Helping Your Children Love Their Names | Name News | Scoop.it
How to help a child love his name.
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Good advice for celebrating a name long after it's been given.

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Changing Baby’s Name

Changing Baby’s Name | Name News | Scoop.it
It happens. Sometimes you have second thoughts about the name you chose. Here are nine ways to handle it.
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New Mom Changes Baby's Name 3 Times & She's Still Not Done

New Mom Changes Baby's Name 3 Times & She's Still Not Done | Name News | Scoop.it
If you've ever stared at your child and thought, I know I named her Claire but she really looks more like a Kate, you might be able to relate t
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Oh Reddit, that bastion of tact and good advice :(

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Duana Names: On Grandmothers and grudge-holding

Duana Names: On Grandmothers and grudge-holding | Name News | Scoop.it
I have a few updates, including a wayback playback – plus we have an update that’s a question of its own! Enjoy!
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Welcome to Alameda (or Elke, or...someone else?), Valentina Elizabeth Leoni, and Britta Everly Alta!

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