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Are You Feeling Baby Name Regret?

Would you regret giving your baby a common name? So much so that you would change it? Regret for common names and names that don’t suit are, reportedly, on the rise. Too common a name can be just, well, common. On the other hand will an unusual, unique name create some big shoes to fill? Sure anyone can be named Jennifer or Michael or Mary or Robert and so many babies have received those names that they rank at the top of the baby names list for the last 100 years, according to the Social Security Administration’s list of top baby names.

For those parents who later find their child is one among a sea of children with the same name in the same class at school, would you regret the name enough to change it to something more unique?

On a morning TV show, I overheard just a snippet saying baby name regret is on the rise.

How to Name a Baby

That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet. William Shakespeare demonstrated the importance of a name…a name that could impact destiny, inhibit love, trigger rejection, provoke judgment and stir much anger with a simple mention.