New Mom Secret: I Hate My Baby's Name

It's hard being a new mom (or even an experienced mom to a new baby) and sometimes we do things we know we shouldn't, despite what all the experts say. But this is a safe place to share your secrets (PM me)—we'll never tell.

This Week's Secret:


My husband and I worked for months on names while I was pregnant, but we never found one we liked. We figured it would come when he was born. Well now he's here and it took us three weeks to name him. We finally did and put it on the birth certificate, and three months later, I hate it. I really feel like he has the wrong name and it's driving me crazy. If I change it, I fear I will look nuts, but if I don't, I fear I will hate my child's name forever. — Anonymous

With my first, we found the perfect name we both adored. With my second, we weren't so lucky, and to this day, the choice we made haunts me.

So, I feel your pain.

That said, your son is a baby. If you're ever going to change his name, now is the time. If you really don't like it, it doesn't make you crazy and indecisive. Names are pretty important. Give it another month or so and if it still doesn't feel right, talk to your husband and find out what he thinks. Maybe you agree and you can make the decision to change it.

Do you have any advice for this mom?

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