Did you ever decide that you gave your child the wrong name?

@Rollo1 (16648)
Boston, Massachusetts
September 3, 2007 8:13pm CST
I named my daughter after my great-grandmother because I always loved her name. As my daughter grew and I saw what a flair she had for drama (she started practicing making expressive faces and crying in the mirror at 18 months) I thought I should have given her a name like Sarah Bernhardt or Margaret O'Brien (famous child actress known for crying scenes). My son often tells me to call him by a different name, and once or twice I have quite liked what he came up with. He does it as a whim and for fun, but sometimes I think he finds names that suit him better than the one I gave him. My question is, did you ever think after a few years that you picked the wrong name for your child? I know we are always used to the names and think they fit them, but after getting to know them as individuals, did you ever doubt your first choice of names?
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@nmw2005 (1197)
• United States
4 Sep 07
I am due in a few months and my husband and I just decided on her name. I figure that no matter what we name her, there will be a point in her life where she won't like it and will want to be called something else. I love the name and the reason we picked it and I am hoping that she will too.
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@Rollo1 (16648)
• Boston, Massachusetts
13 Sep 07
I bet if you tell her all the reasons you chose the name and why it is special, she will love it as much as you do. Sorry for the delayed response, thanks for your input!
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
4 Sep 07
i haven't really thought that. although my oldest is only 5. though i have sometimes because she has met quite a few girls with the same name. when i named her i didnt know any other people with girls with the same name. then after i had her i found out that 5 babies were born with the same name at that hospital in the last 2 months lol. so chances are she be in class with another girl with the same name.
@Rollo1 (16648)
• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Sep 07
Actually, it's not necessarily bad to have a popular name, although it's a fine line. You wonder if she will like a name that is common or come to hate one that is too unique and no one else has ever heard of it. I just sometimes think that kids express such personality that one name may not be enough, lol.