Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What's in a name?

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet."

I think we picked the wrong name for our baby... actually I wasn't 100% on it to begin with, but now I know for sure. I guess I don't really have the right name thought up, but I feel like this one is all wrong. Has anyone ever experienced this before? Regret or doubt for naming your child wrong. She is past two months, is it too late to change it? Has anyone ever done this?

I am a little heart broken by this. It just doesn't fit. Is this some type of postpartum thing? Am I wrong for thinking this way? I don't feel wrong, but I feel some judgement that this might be wrong. Is this something I am suppose to deal with and keep to myself. I'm not going to change her name. We've already baptized her with this name and I can only imagine the stories later on in life about how "mommy went nutso and changed your name three months after you were born"

Maybe I'm just being a little dramatic, It's like a tick in my ear. I know why people save their names and keep them a surprise until after the child is born. Because of the judgement from other people. Everyone always has a comment to make about the name you pick, as if they are involved in the decision. I felt criticism with my names and maybe I did base my decision partly on that.

Lesson learned....


  1. I thought I was the only one who felt this way!!! My first born didn't fit his name until recently. HE IS FIVE. This time, I will be naming this baby.

  2. I keep thinking we should change our oldest's name. He goes by a nickname anyway- but it's so confusing when we have to correct people who only have his real name down.

  3. I am pregnant with baby #3 at the moment. The other 2 were easy. It took seconds to name them. I can not find a name to fit this one. I am so lost!

  4. Oh, Katie! That stinks! Picking names is so hard. She'll grow into it! Don't worry. :)