I’ve just read an article that claims that around half of parents regret their choice of names for their children at some point. Having read some of the examples they found, I can’t say that I blame them but then I would never have chosen those names in the first place.
There’s the twins who were just given letters as names, there’s those named after famous sporting hero’s, and as a teacher, I’ve often come across some where you wonder what the thought process was.
Admittedly, one of the reasons sounded a little familiar. Some parents chose names for their unique nature and later found out that it had proved a popular choice with other parents that year too.
A couple of months after sprog arrived, I was again looking at pointless articles online (possibly during a nightfeed) and came across the top 100 names of the year… I was horrified to see his name in at number 62! We thought we’d chosen a really unique name. Later, at our early Parenting group, we then met another mama and sprog combo with the same names as us! I cannot explain how shocked we were (needless to say they were great people so our names must be indicators of amazing people!).
Despite these things, I honestly have no regrets about the name we chose. I love it. He is my little star. He is my light and my happiness. And he and his name are perfect. And I’m not sure that I can understand how you might think that your little ones name isn’t perfect but nevermind.