1 in 5 mums admit they regret their baby’s name – here are the most regretted names

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Naming your child isn’t always an easy task. Your decision will ultimately stick with your little one for the rest of their lives.

A new study by Channel Mum has found that one in seven mums and dads feel “they made a terrible mistake” when picking a moniker for their little one and one in five admitted to regretting their choice.

And it seems celebrities are to blame!

1 in 5 mums admit they regret their baby’s name - here are the most regretted names

1 in 5 mums and dads regret the name they picked for their baby

2,000 parents took the poll and one in three admitted to trying to pick a name that was original and unique.

What’s more, 14 per cent of these parents have considered legally changing their little ones name because of their regret behind the one they chose.

Why do so many parents regret the name they picked for their child? It’s all down to celebrities.


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Parents tend to dislike their child’s name if a famous person has chosen the same one.

“Picking your baby name is one of the most important parts of becoming a parent – and it’s also something which everyone from friends and family to total strangers has an opinion on,” says SJ Strum, a baby name expert from Channel Mum.

“Celebrity trends mean there are an ever-growing list of baby names to choose from, but this also means more opportunities to choose a name which you, or your child, then learn to loathe.”

Top 10 reasons for regretting a child’s name:

  1. It became really popular
  2. I was pressured into choosing a name by my partner/ family member
  3. I’ve just gone off it
  4. I no longer think it fits them
  5. My friend chose the same name for their baby
  6. It’s too unusual
  7. It’s difficult to spell
  8. Someone with the same name became famous
  9. A celebrity named their child with the same name
  10. It sounds like something rude or awkward when you put it with their middle name/ surname

According to The Sun, there are some names celebrities have named their kids that reportedly put parents off.


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Celebrity baby names that put parents off:

  1. Bear (Cheryl and Liam Payne’s son)
  2. Harper (David and Victoria Beckham’s daughter)
  3. Kai (Football player Wayne Rooney’s son)
  4. Shiloh (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s daughter)
  5. Harvey (Katie Price’s son)
  6. Teddy (Robbie Williams and Ayda Field’s daughter)
  7. Mason (Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick’s son)
  8. Parker (Mario from TOWIE’s son)
  9. Nelly (Billie from TOWIE’s daughter)
  10. Penelope (Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick’s daughter)
  11. Eric (Simon Cowell’s son)
  12. Luna (John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s daughter)
  13. Willow (Pink’s daughter)
  14. Cooper (Ronan Keating’s son)
  15. Miles (John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s son)
  16. Louis (Prince William and Kate Middleton’s son)
  17. Arthur (Billie from TOWIE’s son)
  18. George (Prince William and Kate Middleton’s son)
  19. Mia (Zara and Mike Tindall’s daughter)
  20. Charlotte (Prince William and Kate Middleton’s daughter)

But it’s not just monikers belonging to celebrity kids that are putting parents off. But also names belonging to celebrities themselves, reports The Sun.


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Top 10 names people are put off because of a famous celebrity:

  1. Donald
  2. Paris
  3. Rhianna
  4. Courtney
  5. Cheryl
  6. Miley
  7. Kylie
  8. Zayn
  9. Khloe
  10. Coleen

The most disliked baby names have been revealed – some very surprising ones on this list!

Want to know what NOT to name your baby? These are the most unpopular baby names of 2018

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