I did a thread about this topic a few days ago since DH and I were considering a change in our child's first name. We are now sure we are going to do it and definitely know what name (this time) to use. He is 20 months old and the name we chose just does not seem to fit his personality. We had a terrible time choosing his name in the first place...it caused a lot of tension during the pregnancy and afterwards.
We rarely use his given first name, so I don't think it will be a big deal to him. I have definitely taken that into account.
We do not have the option to change his middle or last names, by the way.
Please do not send advice against changing the name...we just need some practical tips.
1. How do we tell people, especially family members?
2. I have thought of a "name announcement," kind of like a birth announcement. We never did a birth announcement in the first place. Or is letting the IL's know through the mail too impersonal?
3. If you changed your child's name, how did you handle it? What advice do you have for us?
Thank you, mamas. This has been a long time in the coming and, while I have mixed feelings, it is kind of exciting because I feel that our son's "right" name has finally found him.