These Are the Most Regretted Baby Names, Says a New Study
We're often predicting the buzzy baby names that are making waves with mums-to-be, especially since our pregnant editor is making her own shortlist. But what's talked about less is the potential of baby-name regret and the reality of using a freshly trending moniker in years to come. According to a study by Mumsnet, one in five mums admit to having baby-name regret within the first six weeks of giving birth. And when reading the list of names that parents wished they hadn't chosen, we were surprised to find some classics in there. More surprisingly, two percent of parents ended up changing their child's name on their birth certificate.
For the survey, Mumsnet studied the naming patterns of 1300 parents and found that the leading cause for naming regret comes down to one main factor: Being too commonly used. Other feedback from those surveyed was that regretted names just "didn't feel right", with 20 percent of parents admitting they never loved the name completely to begin with.
So, to help you in your decision-making process here are the top 23 most regretted names. Keep scrolling.