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

Pregnant woman trying to choose a name for her baby
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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 uslegal.com.

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