Namer's Remorse?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Namer's Remorse?
Thu, 05-09-2013 - 11:55am

"Namer's remorse" is on the rise. Parents of infants write to me, agonized that they've made the wrong name choice. This epidemic arises from the wide-open array of name choices that today's expectant parents face. If you can choose anything -- anything -- how can you be sure you made the best possible choice? How do you even know when to stop looking?

The best time to protect yourself against namer's remorse is before you've settled on a name. At some point between brainstorming and decision making, you'll find yourself with a list. This "short list" represents the names you and your partner felt were worthy of serious consideration. The next natural step is to narrow the field by thinking of reasons to eliminate most of the names.

Don't do it.

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BTDT mamas- have you ever experiences namer's remorse?

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Registered: 08-13-2007
Fri, 05-10-2013 - 11:03am

I've felt it to a point.  I really love my oldest son's name, but it is SUPER popular.  I didn't even realize it at the time we named him... I just didn't follow trends at all. Looking back I wish I would have paid a little more attention and maybe gone with a different name.