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Serial Mom ✄ 18 kids; Michigan 2690 posts
20th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kr.r:</b>" She's young enough that she doesn't know her name and you guys don't like the name you gave her at birth. Not weird to me. I'm glad you found the name that feels right."</blockquote>




Thank you dear :) I really don't find it strange either. It's better than not liking my daughter's name. I rarely called her Hailey, never in public. Now I can't stop calling her Lottie :)

Ecstasy 18 kids; Cuba 7748 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting Serial Mom ✄:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Yurvette [♥]:</b>" :!::!::!: Very weird and strange. ... [snip!] ... going to go through life regretting my daughter's name. I never was one to care too much about other people's opinions though."


Question...



How are you going to tell your family/friends?



Are you announcing it or are you just going inform them when you see them kind of casually etc?



So interesting.

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
20th Jan '13

My son's name will be changing from Tobias Levi B to Tobias Levi Edmund R-B. Mostly because his father's a dink and can't leave anything alone :roll:



If you're happy with what you're doing then good for you!

Serial Mom ✄ 18 kids; Michigan 2690 posts
20th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥ Flame'n Nuisance :</b>" Haha oh ok! I was thinking you just woke up one morning and thought 'you know what, you dont suit ... [snip!] ... they even got here that they'd suit the name i chose no matter what haha!! 8) I do prefer Charlotte over Hailey though. "</blockquote>




Thanks. I have always loved the name Charlotte. SO and I have such different tastes that I just compromised way too much with Hailey. It Charlotte is a nice strong name that ages well and I'm very happy with it.

kr.r 1 child; Dallas, TX, United States 8737 posts
20th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Serial Mom ✄:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting kr.r:</b>" She's young enough that she doesn't know her name ... [snip!] ... better than not liking my daughter's name. I rarely called her Hailey, never in public. Now I can't stop calling her Lottie :)"</blockquote>



Exactly. I mean, it's not like she's a toddler who has been going around introducing herself to people as Hailey. You're not setting her up to be super confused.



I would hate saying a name I felt was wrong for my son for his whole life. Totally understandable. Some people are pressured into choosing family names they didn't actually want or a certain spelling they weren't too crazy about. If they can make the decision to switch it to something that they like/something that better suits the child while the kid is still an infant, I don't see the harm.

Ecstasy 18 kids; Cuba 7748 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting Serial Mom ✄:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ♥ Flame'n Nuisance :</b>" Haha oh ok! I was thinking ... [snip!] ... that I just compromised way too much with Hailey. It Charlotte is a nice strong name that ages well and I'm very happy with it."


Totally agree!

Serial Mom ✄ 18 kids; Michigan 2690 posts
20th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kr.r:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Serial Mom ✄:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... it to something that they like/something that better suits the child while the kid is still an infant, I don't see the harm."</blockquote>




Exactly. She's not even a year yet. Every time I said Hailey, it felt wrong, so I stopped calling her that. I called her baby or junebug most of the time. Now I happily call her by name :)

kr.r 1 child; Dallas, TX, United States 8737 posts
20th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Serial Mom ✄:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting kr.r:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Serial Mom ✄:</b>" ... [snip!] ... it felt wrong, so I stopped calling her that. I called her baby or junebug most of the time. Now I happily call her by name :)"</blockquote>




Nicknames are cuter on babies anyway. I rarely call Liam by name. Seems like I come up with a new nickname each time, haha.

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
20th Jan '13

I fail to see why it's weird? Some people choose naes and then regret them - I wish I had changed my son's name when I had the chance, I don't care for it at all, I was bullied into using it and he's now 4 and I regret it.



OP - I am glad you found a name that suits her and that you are making the transition easily - Charlotte is a beautiful name and one that will grow with her into adulthood and Lottie is so cute!

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
20th Jan '13

I wonder what the judge is going to say when your "proper and reasonable"cause for changing her name is just that you changed your mind lol

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting kr.r:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Serial Mom ✄:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... Nicknames are cuter on babies anyway. I rarely call Liam by name. Seems like I come up with a new nickname each time, haha."

I mostly call my son Bub and his name is Tobias lol. I usually only call him Toby around people who wouldn't know what "Bub" means.

Serial Mom ✄ 18 kids; Michigan 2690 posts
20th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Captain Obvious:</b>" I wonder what the judge is going to say when your "proper and reasonable"cause for changing her name is just that you changed your mind lol"</blockquote>




I'm sure he will say okay. This isn't just a random decision. I'm not the first person in the world to change my baby's name. The judge won't care. She's not his baby, she's mine. My mom changed my name when I was 3 and the judge was fine with it. They aren't going to say no!

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting Captain Obvious:" I wonder what the judge is going to say when your "proper and reasonable"cause for changing her name is just that you changed your mind lol"


She's less than a year old, she won't have to go before a judge. I changed my son's middle name and last name and just had to fill out paperwork and send it in, and before a year old, it's free.

Serial Mom ✄ 18 kids; Michigan 2690 posts
20th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Love Wedge +2:</b>" My son's name will be changing from Tobias Levi B to Tobias Levi Edmund R-B. Mostly because his father's ... [snip!] ... because his father's a dink and can't leave anything alone :roll: If you're happy with what you're doing then good for you!"</blockquote>



Thanks :) and Toby (Tobias) is an awesome name. It was on my boy list! I've lived it since Labyrinth.

Serial Mom ✄ 18 kids; Michigan 2690 posts
20th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting LolaMcKitten:</b>" She's less than a year old, she won't have to go before a judge. I changed my son's middle name and last name and just had to fill out paperwork and send it in, and before a year old, it's free. "</blockquote>




Thank god. I called the court last week but I had to leave a message and they haven't gotten back to me. I'll just go in on Tuesday.