Most People Wish They Had Given Their Kid A Different Name

A new UK poll, which could easily translate here, finds:

  • A third of parents say they didn’t give enough thought to their child’s name.
  • 73% of parents say they thought of better names after they named their child.
  • As for why they regret their kid's name, most say it’s because as their child got older the name no longer suited them.
  • Other reasons folks regretted their child’s name include:
    • My partner picked it (48%)
    • My friend picked the same name for their child (37%)
    • They get teased for it at school (32%)
    • A celebrity named their child it (26%)

As for the names parents regret the most:

  • Aurora tops the list for girls, with 35% of parents regretting that name.
  • Hunter is the most regretted boy’s name, with 32% of parents regretting it.

Meanwhile, names that most parents would never give their child right now (for somewhat obvious reasons) include:

  • For Boys:
    • Boris (76%)
    • Donald (62%)
    • Manson (43%) 
  • For Girls:
    • Karen (83%)
    • Isis (73%)
    • Meghan (61%) 
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