According to a recent survey of more than 1,000 moms and dads at Gurgle.com, a web community for first-time parents based in the UK, more than half—54 percent—of parents said they wished they had picked a different name for their kids. Reason being they felt the names they selected became too popular. Nearly half the parents surveyed also felt the name they chose didn't fit their kid's personality.
In 2007, BabyCenter conducted a survey of parents in the U.S. on baby names and found that only 3 percent of parents would change their kid's name for the same reason Gurgle's survey of UK parents had: "It's become way too popular!" The 2007 survey also found that the most important factor in choosing a baby's first name was that parents just liked how the name sounded.
So, what do you say? Do you regret the name you chose for your child? Are you already processing paperwork to have your kid's name changed?
Quick Poll: see what our readers say.
Best & Worst Celebrity Names of 2011
Trending Names of 2011
How New York and New Jersey Public Schools Rank in the U.S.
Theater Classes & Programs in Rockland County
Applied Behavior Analysis Providers on Long Island
Target to Remove Artificial Ingredients From Kids’ Foods
Sports for Kids
Child Care Options
Family Health Guide
Special Needs Guide
Aug 14, 2017
Aug 11, 2017
Aug 10, 2017
Aug 09, 2017
Aug 16, 2017
Aug 15, 2017
Jul 07, 2017
Jun 26, 2017
Here are three things a person with special needs can do to help them land a job.
CMV, or cytomegalovirus, is an under-the-radar virus that effects babies' hearing and development. Here's how to treat and prevent it.
| All Rights
Reserved | Davler Media
| SEE ALL REGIONS
Get NYMetroParents in Your Inbox
Get NYMetroParents via Email