Contact Us

Should Parents Be Allowed To Change Their Child’s Name?

Pregnant woman trying to choose a name for her baby

We all have those things in life that we regret, but what if one of those things is your child’s name? Should you be able to change it?

According to Cafe Mom, a woman regrets the name she gave her daughter at birth and now, 10 months later, she wants to change it.

“My daughter was born on Halloween (2016) and I named her Autumn. I really like the look of it and the sound of it in my head. Since using it as a name, it doesn’t seem to work as well? Whenever I say her name, I normally get a look and an ‘Autumn? Like the season?’ And it’s really embarrassing.”

Unfortunately, a lot of the pressure to change baby Autumns name is coming from her grandmother. With comments like “I can’t wait to see my granddaughter who hasn’t got a proper name” and “You might as well have been named Season”, it’s understandable why this anonymous mom might be having second thoughts.

Should she be allowed to change her 10-month-old’s name? The question has ignited a heated conversation on the internet on whether or not changing your child’s name is something parents should do.

I had never thought about the topic much until I was in high school and my boyfriend told me that his parents changed both of his sisters names a few months after they were born. Yes, I was a little taken aback by it, but who am I to judge a parents decision?

My ex-boyfriend’s parents and Autumn’s mom aren’t alone, 11% of parents regret their choice of baby name. Is it really something parents and their child should deal with their entire life?

And, in case you were wondering, it’s pretty easy to change a babies name. You can check out the rules for the Louisiana Name Change Law at

NEXT: An Acadiana Corgi Bakes A Cake

Best of Classic Rock 92.1

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Club 921 quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive SWLA Classic Rock 92.1 contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.