Hunter and Aurora Top List of Regretful Baby Names

by Laura Driver

According to a new survey of nearly 6,000 parents a third of them admit they didn't give enough thought to their child's name and three quarters said they regret their choices.

Aurora may have been one of the most popular baby names of 2020 so far, but unfortunately, it's also the one 35 per cent of parents regret the most. As well as being the name of the princess from Sleeping Beauty Aurora also means ‘dawn’ in Latin.

The survey revealed that the boys name parents regret the most is Hunter, with 32 per cent of parents with a child they'd named Hunter saying they wish they'd picked something else.

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Reasons for wanting to change their child's name even after an official announcement include blaming their partner for the choice, it not suiting them and because they named it after a celebrity.

Around 64 per cent of parents said the name not suiting their child was the biggest reason, 48 per cent said it was because their partner had picked it, 37 per cent was because their friend had picked the same name, while 32 per cent said it was because they were worried their child would get teased for it at school.

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Other names that made the biggest regrets list included for boys Jaxon, Carter, Tobias, Oliver, Grayson, Felix, Jasper, Sonny and Dexter.

For girls, names included Arabella, Lyla, Amber, Edith, Maryam, Harriet, Summer, Delilah, and Gracie.

Perhaps not so surprisingly the names their parents would never call their children included Boris, with 76 per cent refusing to consider it thanks to our Prime Minister. And Karen is out too, according to a further 83 per cent.


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Written by

Laura Driver

Blogger & Social Media Manager
Laura lives in Yorkshire, UK with her two teenage children. When they were little (and definitely not taller than her) she used to blog avidly about the trials and tribulations of motherhood. Laura is no stranger to all the joys small children can bring; sleepless nights, a random public meltdown or a spectacular poonami. She fondly remembers the time her youngest child rolled across a supermarket carpark in a trolley while she was putting her eldest child in the car and the time her, then, three year old took up swearing at a church event. Laura has worked for Your Baby Club, as a Social Media Manager, since 2014.

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