I hated my daughter’s name, I shuddered every time I said it – I ended up changing it when she was nine months old | The Sun

I hated my daughter’s name, I shuddered every time I said it – I ended up changing it when she was nine months old | The Sun

FINDING the perfect moniker for your tot is not an easy task – and in some cases the one you end up picking just doesn't fit right.

This is exactly what happened to one mum-of-two, who grew to hate her daughter's name so much, she changed it less than year later.

Despite being excited for the arrival of the newborn, the woman felt as if she didn't deserve this – happiness and the baby girl that was on the way.

Therefore, she explained on Reddit, listing potential monikers wasn't really a priority – she barely spent any time on it.

''With my daughter we kind of assumed when we met her one of the names would just click.

''But it never did.''

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But the baby arrived and there wasn't much time to think of anything else, and the duo set on Addison – they didn't particularly love it but this option had been sitting on the list for quite some time.

''It actually didn’t feel right from the second we named her and I continued to have overwhelming feelings of it being the wrong fit for her.

''I found myself avoiding introducing her, shuddering when people said her name, and just thinking we made a mistake. 

''I kept these feelings mostly to myself for 6 months because there wasn’t an alternative I liked more.''

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But one day, after trying their best to grow fond of the name, the mum thought of a moniker she quite enjoyed – Clara – and it seemed like the perfect match.

''I brought it up with my husband, he was incredibly supportive, and at 9 months we officially changed her name to Clara.

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''The relief I feel is incredible – and I love loving my daughter’s name!

'' I now look forward to introducing her and love the personal meaning and connection behind her name.''

And it's not just the new parents and their family who love the name – fellow Redditors flocked to comments to share their appreciation too.

''Clara is a gorgeous, classic name. Definitely a favorite of mine,'' a fan penned.

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Another wrote: ''I LOVE Clara! That’s one of my favorite names. Beautiful.''

A third reckoned: ''I think this is so true because if you don't love the name, you're not going to make a strong connection with the baby. MO [my opinion] only. Clara is lovely.''

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