A mum is admitting how she gave her daughter the wrong name and for that reason, she can’t sleep at night.
There’s no denying the fact that baby names are a tricky affair and it’s something that many parents struggle with for a long time. While some may be ahead of the game, other parents don’t have a clue about where to begin. And on some occasions, the guilt is enough to destroy mental peace for days.
In case you beg to disagree, here’s a mum that’s going viral for obvious reasons. Recently, she admitted to feeling a real sense of guilt as well as a terrible sense of regret. Surprisingly, it has to do with naming her daughter, which she did two years ago.
However, that time period wasn’t enough for the guilt to settle in and now she’s going public about her issues.
While the woman prefers to remain anonymous, she explains via a post on a Reddit forum how she went about naming her little one, Jane. And it was after her late grandmother. As far as the reasons for choosing that particular name are concerned, she says that it ticked up all the right boxes.
The unnamed mum’s post read, “I feel like I gave my daughter the wrong name.” And then she went on questioning if anyone else did the same and felt remorse afterward.
In addition, she gave details on how she’s alright with the name as it’s the same as her grandmother.She even agrees on thinking that it’s classic as well as elegant.
Still, she lays awake at night, totally regretting her decision. Also, she wishes that she named her another name like Daphine instead. And now the guilt is eating her alive, she claims.
While her daughter is almost two years old, the mum has no intention of changing it. In addition, she feels that maybe there’s truly nothing wrong and she’s just in search of some reassurance. In the end, she questions whether or not this feeling of guilt will actually go away or not.
As far as Reddit readers’ comments are concerned, plenty advised the mum to go ahead and change her daughter’s name.
And that’s if she felt so obliged to do so.However, some did mention how the mum should wait longer and allow it to grow on her and her daughter. One of the most encouraging comments was a user who apologized for how the mum was feeling. She added how one in 7 parents actually regrets names for their kids so it was totally normal to feel this way.