13 People Who Had Child-Naming Regrets Share Their Stories

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Choosing a baby name is never ever easy. There are so many factors that come into play. First, the parents have to agree on a name. Second, there are so many names to choose from; how do you narrow it down? Third, baby names have meaning associated with them. You don’t want to give your child a name that actually means something horrible. Fourth, you have to think about initials. You don’t want to give you child initials that spell a bad word or something that will cause kids to tease them in school. 

The list goes on and on, not to mention that you have to find a name that you actually like so much that you want to have to refer to your child by that name for the rest of his or her life.

We have so many lists of baby names that if you’re looking for a baby name, you can look at these lists to try to find the right one for your child, but think carefully before you write that name on the birth certificate. 

Some parents regret the names they gave their children, and some people regret the name their parents chose for them. There are multiple very good reasons to regret your name. If it’s truly horrible you could choose to change it, but in the examples below, many people choose to live with it.

Scroll down for 13 examples of people who really dislike their names. They have very good reasons. Thankfully, some of these examples are close calls, and at the last minute, the parents made the wise decision to go with a different name.

  1. It should have been Thomas

  2. Levi Garrett

  3. Too Similar

  4. Buddha

  5. Corona

  6. Just pick a name!

  7. Initials Matter

  8. The OB/GYN Made a Good Point

  9. I Wish I Had Known

  10. It Was the Name of a Goddess

  11. Luke Sky

  12. Everyone Asks about It

  13. Combining Two Names Doesn’t Always Work

    Do you ever wish you had a different name? If you had kids, how did you decide what to name them?