These Are The Baby Names Parents Admit Gave Them “Namer’s Remorse”

The Guardian reported in 2016 that 1 in 5 mothers regret their child’s name. On the bright side, that number decreased to 1 in 7 according to a 2019 study that polled 2,000 parents. Parents have a multitude of reasons why they may regret what they named their child. The name being overly common, a celebrity naming their baby the same thing, and the name being difficult to spell are just a few of the reasons those polled gave for their eventual disappointment. Let’s dive into some of the most-regretted baby names and why they fell from grace.


A baby girl sleeps in her mother's arms.
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Whether you’re rarely around children or see them all of the time, odds are you’re familiar with the film Frozen. The children’s film grossed nearly $1.3 billion at the box office and now has an equally successful sequel.

Being that the protagonist’s name is Elsa, it isn’t hard to fathom why some parents would regret giving the name to their child. Between Elsa dolls, Elsa costumes, Elsa hairstyles, and more, the name has become as watered down as a cup of tea.