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Cast Your Vote:

    • A. -- Votes: 18
    • b. -- Votes: 29
    • c. -- Votes: 31
    • d. -- Votes: 3
user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
Nov 10th '12
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Yurvette [♥]:</b>" I agree.... I told my mom I hated my name... I have yet to change it. lol. "</blockquote> :!: now I like my name. Hmm."


I hated my name growing up! It's not I particularly love it now, but it's my name.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
Nov 10th '12

I would not help them legally change it but I'd call them by the name they wanted like a nickname. I had a girl I went to school with named Victoria and she went by Rosie. Whatev.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56012 posts
Nov 10th '12

I hated my name growing up, but I never came up with a good alternate



And now I love m y name

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
Nov 10th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting A❤T=P+[It's a Girl:</b>" I hated my name growing up! It's not I particularly love it now, but it's my name."</blockquote>



Awwe I like your name :) kinda weird it's my cats name but I didn't name her she was named when we got her and I liked it haha :p

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
Nov 10th '12
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting A❤T=P+[It's a Girl:</b>" I hated my name growing up! ... [snip!] ... I like your name :) kinda weird it's my cats name but I didn't name her she was named when we got her and I liked it haha :p"


yeah right, you just got her and named her after me :D



It was way too common back then, I went to school with like 60 others and graduated with 5.

☮Sugar Magnolia 1 child; Indiana 18298 posts
Nov 10th '12

C.



She has to live with it, i wouldn't want her not to be happy with it.

Mommy of a giggler! 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 9017 posts
Nov 10th '12

I choose C, but honestly, I think I would consider changing it before 12 if they REALLY hated it that much. The only reason I would change it and not just call them by a different name is that if thier legal name was different (and they hated it) they would still get called that at the school, which would make them more of a target for being picked on (which I would assume would be a big reason for changing it for most kids).

My parents named me Crystal Gail. I'm sure most of you are to young to know, but she used to be a really popular country singer with REALLY long hair. I was tormented by the TEACHERS constantly. The kids could have cared less, but the teachers were always making fun of it :(

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
Nov 10th '12

C but I would probably start calling them by whatever name they wanted at whatever age.
My sister insisted on being called Dorothy for a few months when she was 4 or 5 and we all called her Dorothy until she grew out of it.
Her name is Kimberly.

mamaluvsher4babies 36 kids; California 4230 posts
Nov 10th '12

Oh Lord I went through this with my son when he was 15-16..He wanted to change it to Jacob because of Twilight. He even changed it on his FB! I wouldnt call him by it. He is now 18 and everyone in a while..I will say Hey Jacob..He gets so mad and embarassed hahaha

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 23103 posts
Nov 10th '12

I would consider changing it at 12-17 and maybe before then. I know how it feels to not be the right name in my case was a last name but nonetheless it wasn't a name I wanted or liked.

Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
Nov 10th '12

B. I would call my child by re name he/she wants but I wouldn't help them change it. They can do that on their own when they turn 18.

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
Nov 10th '12

considering I have impeccable taste in names, I don't foresee this happening.



However, With the increased popularity of my children's names, I could understand if they wanted to change it for that reason. Hell, that's the reason I almost changed my name.



I'd wait until they were closer to 14-15 before I'd let them, but I'd let them. However, I'd never call them by that name. They'd always be what I named them to me and that would be my only rule.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
Nov 10th '12

I would let them change it under 12.
If they honestly hated their name that bad, I would get it changed.



My friends little sister asked her mom to call her something else when she was 3 yrs old, she didnt like her name at all. So from 3 to 6 they called her the new name, and at 6 they legally changed it to what they had been calling her for those 3 yrs.
Now as an adult she still has ne regrets on the name change. Plus its free here to get it done, so no hassle even if they changed their mind down the road, a few pieces of paper to file and thats it.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42788 posts
Nov 10th '12

She picked her name when age was 3-4. She can go by another name if she wants but I won't let her legally change it again until she's in her teens.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 23103 posts
Nov 10th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ag iompar clainne (17w):</b>" She picked her name when age was 3-4. She can go by another name if she wants but I won't let her legally change it again until she's in her teens."</blockquote>




Awwww your daughter picked her name? That's awesome!