Mum regrets naming her twins after TV characters and dreads having to reveal their names to strangers.
The mother had given birth to twins six months before and felt rushed to name them, but she ended up naming two of them after characters from a popular book and television series.
A mother of twins has spoken out about her regret over the names she gave her children, and she’s considering changing them.
The children were not officially registered until they were six months old, making it simple to change their names.
She admitted to feeling rushed after giving birth and that she was on tramadol at the time.
She explained on NetMums that she’d named the twins Charlie and Lola by accident, after the popular book and television characters.
According to the Mirror, she said she liked both of the names but was embarrassed by the TV show reference.
“I needed some advice, I have twins named Charlie (boy) and Lola,” she explained.
“Don’t get me wrong, I adore both names, but I feel like I made the wrong choice, and when people ask, I always get awkward looks.”
“When I first got them, I had my doubts because I had been on Tramdol for days and thought I had rushed the decision.”
“I am due to go register them soon and am feeling under pressure to make a decision by then,” she continued.
“If I change my name, it will be from Lola to Lila, which is only one letter different and won’t be too confusing for anyone, including the baby,” she says.
The mother was concerned that her children would be bullied or ridiculed.
“I’m worried about them being laughed at because of ‘Charlie and Lola,'” she said.
“My partner thinks I’m nuts, but I’m the one who spends more time with other parents and kids, and I’m always nervous when people ask their names.”
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She sought advice from other mothers, but the majority of them advised her not to be concerned about what other people thought.
“I personally think Lola is much nicer than Lila… and more unique as well, I seem to see a lot of Layla and Lila but haven’t seen a Lola, I think it’s lovely,” one person wrote.
“Of course, it’s your choice, and since the babies haven’t even been registered yet, I don’t think it’s too late, your.”
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