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Did you ever wished you named your children differently?

  1. backporchstories profile image81
    backporchstoriesposted 5 years ago

    Did you ever wished you named your children differently?

    We had our first born's name picked out almost the moment we knew I was pregnant.  However, after signing the birth certificate, I had this urge to change his name.  Instead, that name went to the second born.  Sometimes I still wonder, what if he was named....would his life be different?  Hmmm...

  2. T4an profile image77
    T4anposted 5 years ago

    I never wish I named my children differently.  My first son's name is Gregory.  I knew when I was a teenager that if I ever had a son, that would be his name.  My second son was named after my husband's Uncle who was only a few years older than us.  He lived in the UK and one of the most wonderful men I have ever met.  He was so funny.  My Danny adored his Uncle Danny who usually came to visit once a year.  Tragically, Danny passed away while playing soccer at the age of 49.  So, no... I never regret naming Danny.  Just wish Daniel wasn't on his birth certificate.

    1. backporchstories profile image81
      backporchstoriesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That is funny...my first born is named Danny and I almost misspelled it on the certificate...Danial.  LOL

  3. mom4autism profile image80
    mom4autismposted 5 years ago

    I thought a lot about this when I was pregnant but knew that I wanted Luke for a boy and I did not want Lucas, etc. I was adamant about that name (much to the chagrin of a few). I think naming a child is an awesome responsibility and it is your right to choose or change your mind as a parent. His twin sister's name was not as easy for us but we went with a name we both loved - Olivia. And I can honesltly say that their names define who they are - Luke is my light and Olivia is my peace....

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  4. JosieVillasenor profile image59
    JosieVillasenorposted 5 years ago

    No, I do not but Angelica wants to change her name to Juliet and she is only 4 years old. I think that children are ok with their names and some do not like them so when they turn 18 they go and chnge their names.

  5. thahowtogirl profile image82
    thahowtogirlposted 5 years ago

    My sons middle name was given to him because we couldn't think of anything else and we were running out of time, but I like his first name, Caleb. I also wish I named my daughter Isabella instead of Bella. Everyone thinks she is named after the Bella from the movie Twilight.

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    chloelozanoposted 5 years ago

    I love my kids names. We always knew my son would be named after his father and grandfather. I did not decide on my daughter's name until after she was born. I had a name picked out when I was pregnant but it did not fit her when I saw her for the first time.

  7. quester.ltd profile image60
    quester.ltdposted 5 years ago

    Before my second daughter was born, her name had been chosen. But when I saw her for the first time in this world, her chosen name did not fit her - I told the nurse I thought she should be named Sarah. When my husband came into the room (the nurse was still there), he immediately said that he thought we should change her name to Sarah. The nurse was very taken back, as we each came to the same name without talking to each other. BTW, Sarah was not on our list of possible names - so she came pre-named, not by us!

  8. eneva profile image27
    enevaposted 5 years ago

    you're right,
    kids are coming with names they picked "there" if you did hear the right name it would be one thing if did not then it will be something different BUT, the
    Health, the only thing is important, so stay healthy and keep them healthy and everything will be just fine!

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    babygirl2215posted 5 years ago

    All of my children are name sakes I wouldn't have changed that at all they carry on the name of people I loved and lost.

  10. edhan profile image61
    edhanposted 5 years ago

    Well, for me the children's name are selected based on calculation of Feng Shui.

    So, it is the name that are meant for them so I do not think of changing even though they can apply for the change of names.

    1. backporchstories profile image81
      backporchstoriesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      How do you calculate a name using Feng Shui...any books you recommend for the study of...?  I think this is wonderful way to name a child.

    2. edhan profile image61
      edhanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It is based on the year, month, day and time of birth to calculate as the factor of what is missing on the five elements - fire, water, wood, earth and metal. I have studied many feng shui books with different masters where each has its own merits.

  11. BIZBSACRAMENTO profile image57
    BIZBSACRAMENTOposted 5 years ago

    No. I have spent months thinking about what name to give each baby before my due dates. And I think my choices fit all three of my kids perfectly. I just hope they would never  complain in the future as regards a lengthy name.smile (Bianca Angelica, Miguel Anton and Lorenzo Angelo.)

    1. backporchstories profile image81
      backporchstoriesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Those are beautiful names. Rolls right off the tongue.