Mandy - posted on 03/12/2016 ( 40 moms have responded )
I gave my daughter an older name to be different and now I regret it. I also named my daughter after her great aunt Elsie. Yes Elsie is her name. I have always thought it was cute. Always. Now all I can think of are the things people have said about it in the school yard. It hurts and half the time i feel defensive and the other times i feel regret. The same regret I felt days after her birth - which i did not acknowledge or deal with.
I feel it is time for a nickname!
I want to go with her favorite nickname Elsa. Unfortunately no one is with me, except her. I am the only one that calls her Elsa, my oldest daughter and spouse just aren't with me on this. I have decided I will ask the school to call her Elsa at the start of grade 1 and have learn to spell it - which she already can. So therefore i want her to advocate for herself in the use of this name. Which is why I want my family members to give a try. My spouse feels I am being unreasonable.
Ultimately I feel she will not like her name and want to use her middle name which I adore (Alyssa) but i dont want her or I to suffer from teasing and mean comments for the years before she is old enough to go from Elsie to Alyssa.
What should I do? Just wait it out or make a small change now?