“My daughter hates her name and is dying to change it – I’m devastated”
Names are an important part of a person’s identity, but if your 13-year-old came up to you and said they wanted to change the name you chose, what would you do?
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Some parents spend months picking the perfect name for their little one and it can be difficult to choose the right one.
So it was understandable that a mother, after taking the time to come up with a name for her daughter, was devastated when her teenager said she wanted to change her name because “nobody her age is called that.” .
Her 13-year-old’s name is Elizabeth and she went on to explain mom net that she chose it because it’s a “classic, no-nonsense name.”
But her daughter disagrees, calling it “old-fashioned.”
The mother wrote: “She wants to change her name to a popular name, when she was born she suggested Emily because she thinks it’s the most popular name in my generation and it’s cool.
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“I’m just not sure what to do, it really upsets her like she’s embarrassed by her name to be honest I’m even more upset because Elizabeth is such a timeless name I never thought that she wants to change him.
“She’ll probably get over it when she’s older and past the teenage stage. What should I do? Should I let her change her name or just make her have a name she hates?”
Some moms suggested she choose a nickname of Elizabeth, like Lizzie or Lily, rather than changing her name entirely.
One wrote, “With so many nicknames for Elizabeth, I would encourage you to maybe explore them first before embarking on the path of changing your name entirely.”
Another said: “I would let her call her whatever name she wants but definitely no legal changes until she is 18 and has been using the newly chosen name for a few years.
“At this age she is just exploring who she wants to be and no one should keep a name they had no choice in just because their parents like/choose it (this is just my opinion though, obviously everyone has different parenting styles and I’m not saying someone else’s dissenting opinion is wrong!).”
“Oh original poster, that must be so hard to hear. And I can understand you feeling torn between keeping her name what you chose and changing her,” sympathized another.
Would you allow your child to change their name if they don’t like it? Let us know in the comments.
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