These Eight Parents Seriously Regret Their Baby Name Choices

'My son's first name is Donald... I feel like it’s about to become cumbersome.'

Baby name regret is something all parents want to avoid, so take heed of the cautionary tales from these eight parents on Reddit who shared their reasons for seriously regretting their name choice all those years ago...

Ayla Rose

“The wife suggested a unique fore/middle name combo for our daughter - Ayla Rose - which I really liked so we went with it. About three months after she was born I saw a billboard advertising a lingerie shop [with the same name]. My wife claims she never realised before I pointed it out, but I don’t believe her. So my daughter is named after a brand of posh panties. And, I’ve just Googled it and it seems there’s also a nude model called Ayla Rose. Great. It gets better...”


“My daughter is named Capri and I get asked about Capri pants and Capri Sun all the time. She’s actually named for a Colbie Caillat song. We call her Pri or Pripri.”


“My middle daughter’s name is Dawn. My mother-in-law suggested it at the hospital. It’s fine I guess, but I only agreed to it because I had just a cesarean, hadn’t thought of anything yet, and I was too tired to give a shit. Now I regret that I didn’t come up with something better ahead of time.”