Finding a baby name that both you and your partner agree on is no easy feat.
One woman really struggled to come up with a name that she and her partner loved and in the end, decided to just compromise on it.
She claims she went with a name that he liked, instead of one she really wanted because at the time it seemed like a good idea.
Spoiler alert: It wasn’t.
A year after the child was born – when the father was no longer on the scene – the mum admitted that she regretted her son’s name and really wanted to change it to something else.
The old post has recently resurfaced online and sparked debate amongst parents – even inspiring some to share their own name change stories.
The original post read: “I regret my son’s name…
“He will be one in February and I still regret it but I don’t know what to do!
“It’s his first and middle name but I don’t know why.
“I have a name that I prefer and did want from the start but I still don’t know why I cannot get over this regret…”
The parent later added that her baby was called Noah Jayden, which is the name her ex selected for him.
Instead she wanted to give him the name Elliot Quinn.
She added: “His dad promised me that he would stick by us and be a good father to him so I obviously compromised on things which included the name.
“The thing is he then f***ed off just after I had registered him but thought the name would grow on me as it was now his name.
“I don’t think it’s a bad name I just feel like it will always bug me as it will remind me of how he promised to be his dad and isn’t here being a good one!”
Numerous parents responded to her dilemma, then and now, with many urging her to change the name if she really wanted to.
One mum commented: “Change it, why relive painful times.”
Another shared her own similar story, writing: “My name was changed twice during the first two months and my last name changed once, I wouldn’t worry we don’t remember, do it sooner rather than later if its what you want, if not just live with it and accept a name is just a noise we label someone.”
A third replied: “I changed my child’s name at 10 months, to the one I originally wanted and ex-p wouldn’t let me have. I’m still so, so glad I did. It really wasn’t a big deal, I just told everyone one day, and that was that.”
However not everyone thought changing the name would help.
“I don’t think changing your son’s name is going to ease the pain of being dumped by his father in the least. However, if you still can’t get comfortable with the name then by all means change it and do it as soon as possible. The longer you leave it the harder it will be to get everyone else on board over it,” wrote someone else.
They added: “But don’t expect that changing his name will miraculously cure how you feel about your situation. It won’t.”
Others who realised the post was old, were really keen for an update, wondering whether the name was changed in the end.
Someone else joked: “Lol Elliott Quinn is hopefully adjusted to his new name by now then.”
We can’t help but wonder the same thing!
Did you change your child’s name or have you suffered from baby name regret? We want to hear all about it. Email firstname.lastname@example.org