My 4 year old wants me to change her name

Katie - posted on 05/19/2014 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My 3 (4 In just over a month) year old girl April wants me to change her name to Frankie, I don't want to however my 2 teens are saying that I should let her change it while she's is young. Should I listen to my head and do what I think is right?April isn't named after anyone so that's not a concern

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Chet - posted on 07/23/2014

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Ha! Is your daughter a fan of Monster High?

I agree with Nicole. When our girls were young (3 to 5) they both asked for different names. Our oldest wanted to be Lily and her sister really, REALLY wanted to be Thumbelina. They got over it.

I think it would be fine to use a nickname or for you daughter to switch to her middle name if she's really, really unhappy. April can be legitimately difficult because of April Fool, April Showers and the fact that it shortens to Ape... but it's a pretty name and shouldn't be a problem in the long run.

For legal name changes, I would want the child to be a lot older than three and the issue a lot more profound.

Nicola - posted on 05/25/2014

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Lol.. Your little one is 3.. When my little one was 3 she wanted her name to be "Princess".
i cant help find humor in this.. Are you really going to change your daughters name because she has, at the age of 3 decided she would like a name change?

Both names are great but how do you explain the name change to your daughter when she gets to a mature age adult? .. " hunny when you were 3 you wanted me to legally change your name from April to Frankie" ... Hmm she may be a little perplexed !

Dior - posted on 05/23/2014

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Look up the name April on urban dictionary. Maybe you can give her a new perspective on how unique she is.

Katie - posted on 05/21/2014

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She hates it because she gets called April showers. Her hating it for this is normal however enough for a name change?I've talked to the teachers but thats bot got rid of it completely

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