Mom Changes New Baby's Name After 8 Days -- and We Totally Get It


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Naming a newborn often feels like a monumental task, and one that a parent must get right. There's so much pressure, so little time to decide once you've given birth -- and so many hormones messing with your mind. Mom blogger Sophie Cachia just revealed that she changed her baby's name after only eight days, because her first pick just didn't fit. And, the way she explains the switcheroo -- through her 2-year-old son Bobby's voice -- is both honest and hilarious.  

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Though 26-year-old Cachia and her husband had decided on the name Betty for their second child, the couple began having second thoughts and have officially changed their little girl's name to Florence

We love how this mama owns her change of heart while making it look like her little guy is doing the dirty work for her. Her Instagram post begins with "Bobby" saying:

Mum was all drugged up and hormonal and started to doubt my sissy's name as soon as she was born. A few days later, she totally snapped out of it and fell in love with her name all over again. That was until Daddy came along and dropped the bomb on us both that he started to doubt the choice too. LOLZ.

The rest is just as cute. 

So y'all want to hear a funny story? My mum & dad fucked up. Like, bayyyyyyd. Mum was all drugged up and hormonal and started to doubt my sissy's name as soon as she was born. A few days later, she totally snapped out of it and fell in love with her name all over again. That was until Daddy came along and dropped the bomb on us both that he started to doubt the choice too. LOLZ. Good one Dad. Fair to say mum went into bonkers-batshit-meltdown-mode. It wasn't that they didn't LIKE the name anymore, something about her chubby cheeks not suiting it and the feel just wasn't right. So I've been given the gig today to formally RE-introduce my little sister. Mum & Dad say her name is apparently Florence, but me being the boss two year old I am, have chosen to nickname her Flossy which is really sticking (for me anyway). Apparently this shit happens to parents all the time, but sucked in to mum because she unfortunately has to inform over 250k people #spewing. They wanted me to get my head around it first before they told anyone else. #mumplease I totally got it in the first hour. To my folks, it's really not that big of a deal. Cmon, she was 8 days old when they changed it... it's not like she will remember. Just like I hope she won't remember that I honked her nose wayyyyyyyy too hard today. #FlorenceBettyMargaretCachia

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Cachia writes that when her hubby began to doubt the name as well, it really threw her into a tailspin. She -- or should we say, Bobby -- explains:

Fair to say mum went into bonkers-batsh*t-meltdown-mode. It wasn't that they didn't LIKE the name anymore, something about her chubby cheeks not suiting it and the feel just wasn't right.

Who doesn't adore this mom's honesty?

We completely understand what she's saying. Sometimes you just have to wait, see, and get to know your baby to decide if the name you had in mind really "fits" with his or her face. You could have a short list of names at the ready, but those names could easily go right out the window.

"Bobby" also writes, "Mom was all drugged up and hormonal," which is another good point. When you first give birth, you might be exhausted, overwhelmed, and still processing the whole event. Then, when someone is holding those all-important naming documents for you to sign, insisting you give your just-born baby a name he or she'll have for a lifetime, it's just too much!

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If you're not pressured by hospital staff to choose a name, often family members start weighing in, waiting to share the newborn's name with extended family. I remember when I had my first and couldn't decide on a name, even though my husband and I agreed on five solid picks. The urgency to choose a name was made even worse by my eager grandparents constantly asking, "Does he have a name yet?!

I envied those people who'd picked one name they loved and wanted to use since they were 8 years old and could give it to their newborns and never look back. But, that isn't the case for everyone.

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Luckily, "Bobby" is taking it like a champ. He continues: 

I've been given the gig today to formally RE-introduce my little sister. Mum & Dad say her name is apparently Florence, but me being the boss two year old I am, have chosen to nickname her Flossy which is really sticking (for me anyway).

Seriously, Bobby and Flossy sound like a pair of perfect names for siblings!

When most moms and dads make a switch, they don't have to share it with over 250,000 followers, as this blogger did. Talk about pressure! LOL. But, something tells us Cachia's trademark humor and approach to life will suit her and her kids just fine -- no matter what their names are.

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