Do you wish you would have picked a different name for your child?

Ronnie - posted on 01/14/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )

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I let my husband and older children convince me to choose our third son's name. Spencer Elliot. He doesn't look like a Spencer...lol. I wish I would have stuck with my instinct and went with Grant. Anyone else have this happen to them?

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Shari - posted on 01/20/2010

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Yes, I had picked the name Isabella Joleen for my daughter and the day before she was born I was convinced by friends and family that its used too much and it reminded them of Bella Swan from Twilight so i changed it to Melanie. She doesn't look like a Melanie and i think she'd be a better Isabella....its sort of depressing :(

Sarah - posted on 01/19/2010

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And Spencer Elliot is a Very Assertive name and will take your son places. He should hold his head high with that powerful name. ;-)

(BTW - My brother's middle name is Spencer)

Sarah - posted on 01/19/2010

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I love my children's names, they totally suit them, and some part of all my kids' names were chosen with heart.
Austin Trueman (Trueman was my beloved grandfather's name)
Joshua Robert (Robert is my (ex) father-in-laws name)
Kaiya Nevaeh Dawn (admittedly my favourite name... Kaiya just sounded right, Dawn was my best friend who died from a blood clot in 1999, and Nevaeh is of course Heaven backwards, which has 2 meanings for my husband and I, one, being because of my best friend Dawn and the other, being my husband's first wife who died of bone cancer just after their 1 yr anniversary.. so Heaven is close to both our hearts. And also the fact that "Kaiya" is a gift from "Heaven" :-)

Jama - posted on 01/19/2010

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i love my daughters name, ryleigh. but how common it has become has made me somewhat regret naming her that. as for her middle name emil ( my boyfriends late grandfathers name ) i absolutely love. i think its something really special and unique that she will appreciate later in life. i love my ryleigh emil.

Catrin - posted on 01/19/2010

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I wish I had been more adamant about my daughters first name and my sons middle name.

We couldn't agree on names for our twins so I had my sons first name and my daughters middle name and he had our sons middle name and daughters first name.

I've never liked the name Aleisha even though everyone says it suits her and as for his middle name, Luca... well it's rediculous but I was too weak after the birth to argue lol so they're stuck with them now.

I love his first name Logan and her middle name, Skye so I suppose that's something!

Roseanna - posted on 01/18/2010

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Maybe hes an Elliot? I wanted to name my son Evren James. But his daddy didnt like Evren so I let him pick the first name. So now hes Dominik James. I wouldnt let him change his middle name. If / when I get preggers again Im gonna name my other son Evren Cody.

Brookie - posted on 01/18/2010

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We were convinced that if our little one was a girl she'd be Annabelle Elise, it was the one name we could agree on (unlike the saga of the boy names). Yet, it was Astrid Emily that was written on the birth certificate. She is definatly an Astrid now, but for a week or two after the birth we kept accidently calling her Annie lol. Spencer is a great name though :)

Danielle - posted on 01/17/2010

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I love my daughters name, Nataliya Kaydence. My husband and I picked it out about a week after we found out I was pregnant, and kept it all throughout my pregnancy, she is 6 1/2 months old, and still looks like a Nataliya Kaydence! I wouldn't dream of changing it

Brittany - posted on 01/17/2010

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Oh I also think spencer elliot is a good name. My co-worker wanted to use the name spencer but then had a girl.

Brittany - posted on 01/17/2010

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We named our daughter Nevaeh alexandria. The middle names is my husbands mothers middle name, she passed before I even met him so I thought it was special and meaningful. Nevaeh was the first name we could agree on it and it is heaven spelled backwards. It is perfect for her, shes is a lil angel (most of the time). I wouldnt worry so much about it though your son will make his name, his name does not make him. Or if you are upset about it give him a nickname! My daughter has about 5 and we LOVE her first name..lol just never really say it.

Kelly - posted on 01/17/2010

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We named our son Rory and we love the name but are finding that people have a hard time understanding us and always think we said 'Roy' and others have a hard time saying the 'R's' We joke that we should just tell strangers his middle name (Alexander) to make things simple. But I still love his name so no regrets here.

Addi - posted on 01/16/2010

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OMG! is this something that really happends? i have spent years picking out names for both a girl and a boy yet my girl name got taken by my best friend but it is ok i love my daughters name Riley Ann and my husband picked it out as soon as we got together and talked about having kids and i heard it and have loved it and i think you should pick a name way before u think about having a baby! for that just in case that pops out of no where! being a child before like we all have if i found out my mom and dad changed my name just cause they didnt like it i think i would get mad! and besides if they get older and dont like it they can change it or have a nick name i hate the name my father gave me however i love him and still wouldnt change it kids will be called what ever there friends name them anyway! so just slow down and not choose things on a whim or bacause it sounds cool at the time sorry but naming kid after food or gems isnt something a adult would do i.e. apple! peaches! diamond! or even those crazy name celebs or giving there kid it is way too crazy cause in 20 to 30 years your kids will be in the real world on there own and have to live with crazy names or spend a lot of money to fix what there parents messed up! i am truly sorry if this hurt anyones feeling this in only what i think!

Angela - posted on 01/15/2010

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I named my son Alexander which was such a big, manly-man name for a tiny baby so we called him Noo Noo. Today he is 5 1/2 years old and all our friends and family still call him Noo Noo! He is called Alexander by his teachers and school friends. So that's my advice ... choose a nick name, one that may even carry through to adulthood? I doubt we'll be calling Alexander, Noo Noo when he's a teenager, but by then "Alex" may suit him more.

Amy - posted on 01/15/2010

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My son's name is Joseph William and myself and my now ex husband went through the whole pregnancy with Thomas William in mind for a boy however because of a violent incident towards the end of the pregnancy (which ended the marriage) I changed my mind about Thomas and chose Joseph instead- which I still love and he's four now! My regret is keeping William as his middle name as that is my ex-husbands first name and when I was registering my son I thought there was hope for us, but never mind! I do love my daughters name and wouldn't change it- Ella Rose.
My best friend however was registered as Samantha and then at eighteen months old her parents legally changed her name to Amanda instead, so if you really can't settle with it you could change it? :)

Josephine - posted on 01/15/2010

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we had always liked cormac for our lill boy from the day our scan told us it was a boy,,, But when at the hospital in the hight of labour i automaticly said to my partner ''i dont like cormac i want to call him keiran'' we both agreed and haven looked back since and the name really suits him :)

Clare - posted on 01/15/2010

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Not really, but the name we had chosen (pre-birth) didn't seem right after last minute middle name addtitions. We had it narrowed down to 3 and at that point after a caesar, I couldn't have cared less what the final one was! (We live in Bangkok & couldn't leave the hospital withought naming the baby, unlike home). I guess now, 7 mths later, she doesn't seem like anything else but I wasn't passionately in love with the name if that makes sense... I could easily have named her 2 of the other 3 final names :o) We now love our Emma xxx

Tiffany - posted on 01/14/2010

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well thats his name now, lol. but i wish i would of been able to think about my daughters name longer. i went through my whole pregnancy with the name diamond, my husband hated it. so i let him come up with a name and it was makayla in the last week. so thats what we named her, but i wish i could of just named her kayla or kayleigh.

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