Parents reveal the reasons why they now hate what they named their kids

parenting 27/03/2019

A study of 2,000 parents has revealed that one in seven admit that they regret what they named their children. Researchers found despite 'loving' the name at the time, millions of mums and dads soon grew to despise it.

The research also got so in-depth that it revealed that 28% of parents have told their child that they don't actually like what they called them, and one in ten kids have told their parents that they don't like what they were named.

It was also found that one in three of those who regret their child’s name tried to choose something which was unique, but now can’t venture to the park without bumping into hoardes of other youngsters with the same name.

14 per cent have considered officially changing their child’s name.

In the research, those who were studied were asked if and why they despised their kids names, and some parents got brutally honest.

One mum admitted she regretted naming her son George. Many people thought she had named it after Prince William and Kate Middleton's eldest son - despite her son being born months before the royal.

Top 10 reasons for regretting their child's name:

  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