Mum changes her baby's name after people struggled to pronounce it

22/10/2014

One American mother decided to change her daughter's name after three months - because no one was able to pronounce it correctly.
 
When Carri and Will Kessler from USA was choosing names for their unborn daughter, the couple fell in love with a name suggested to them, inspired by their British friend Ottilie.
 
However, as soon as they began introducing their daughter Ottilie to the hospital, people struggled to grasp the name.
 
 
"No one could remember it and no one could pronounce it," Carri said to American morning show TODAY.
 
"I was like, 'If you say it with a British accent, it sounds really good!' And people said, 'But you're from Maryland.'"
 
And it only got worse once they got home.
 
 
"Anytime anyone said her name, I kind of cringed," she said. "Introducing her made me sweat. And I thought, we're going to keep having to introduce her! This is going to be a problem forever."
 
After three months, the parents decided to change little Ottilie's name to a completely different, but easier name.
 
She now goes by the name Margot.
 

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