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Mum Considers Changing Daughter’s Name Because It’s ‘Too Common’

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Mum Considers Changing Daughter’s Name Because It’s ‘Too Common’

Every parent thinks their child is a unique and special snowflake – but one woman is determined to go to extra lengths to make sure her daughter is distinct from everyone else’s.

Yep, this mum is seriously considering changing her little one’s name because it’s not as unusual as she thought it was.

One mum was hoping to make her daughter seem more unique (Credit: Unsplash)
One mum was hoping to make her daughter seem more unique (Credit: Unsplash)

Can’t believe she’s thinking of doing this!

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Taking to MumsNet, the woman wrote: “My DD [darling daughter] is four years old and I gave her a name which, I thought, was very original as I hadn't heard another girl called it in about 20 years.

Only to find when she started nursery another girl called the same but spelt differently.

"DD is due to start full time education in September and there will be two other girls with the same name so three in the class including DD.”

The mum said she was “totally hacked off” that there will be a number of girls all with the same name, a fate she too had to suffer at school.

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Unfortunately, the name's had a bit of a comeback (Credit: Pexels)
Unfortunately, the name's had a bit of a comeback (Credit: Pexels)

“Maybe an overreaction but in the 1970's I was one of five named the same in my class and vowed never to have my DC's live with the same,” she said dramatically. “Now history is being repeated.

"AIBU [am I being unreasonable] to change my DD's name before September? I love her name but HATE it's so common now."

Further explaining the situation, the woman revealed in a later post that her daughter’s name is Esmée – and implied the ‘trauma’ she went through school prompted her to change her own name.

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 “I can remember my whole junior/secondary school time being coloured by the fact that so many of us had the same name,” she said.

"I changed it as soon as I could because of that reason. Every time I hear my real name I shudder.

Other mums told her not to worry (Credit: Pexels)
Other mums told her not to worry (Credit: Pexels)

Naturally, others were aghast that this mother was seriously considering a name-change.

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“Are you crazy! She's four!” exclaimed one mum. “You can't change her name. Your DD won't mind being one of 3. She is her name now, it belongs to her."

A second said: “Don't be ridiculous, you can’t change a four year old's name! How on earth would you explain that to her?

“What happens if you change it and then next year there’s a new girl with the same name? Or several girls with the same name in high school?"

A third wrote: “Changing a child’s name at four is a massive pain and your DD will have to put up with the extra paperwork and faff it brings for the rest of her life, whereas school is temporary.”

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While a fouth chipped in: “At the end of the day, you love the name and your daughter is happy with her name, there really isn't anything to be worried about!

Is this the most ridiculous query you’ve ever seen? 

Featured Image Credit: Unsplash

Topics: Parenting, Life

Kimberley Bond
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