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I am thinking of changing my baby's name

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hi all! I haven't been around much but I wanted to come here for some opinions. 

My squishy baby is 3 months old now and her name hasn't fit since birth. Her first name is Tessa. I want to keep her middle name and change her first name. 

Am I crazy? The name we want to change it to fits her SO perfectly in my mind. Her personality and her face just fit with the 'new' name. It was actually a name we considered but I decided not to use it because it is more popular than Tessa. 

I am thinking of using her new name for a month and see how it sits with me. If we love it then I will file the paperwork. 

Honest opinions please? 


Edited by rik8144 - 7/21/12 at 11:17am
post #2 of 10

Hmm.  I went through some name anxiety in the first two weeks or so, and then the name just grew on me and him and now I love it.  I think that if it has bugged you this long, it is likely to bug you for longer.  I would go for it.  Tell her the story when she is being a rebellious teen, though, and she might change it back!  

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

LOL! Good point about the teen years!

 

We have been using her 'new' name for a couple of hours now and it really does fit her better. 

post #4 of 10

Do it!

 

3 years later, and I still don't like my ds1 name. 

post #5 of 10

I say do it, I still sort of wish I had changed my first daughter's name like I wanted to .

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

What about just adding Jocelyn to the front of Tessa? How do the two names sound together? 

post #7 of 10
I would definitely do it if you don't like it or it doesn't fit. It is certainly still early enough in her life. That it wont be confusing. If the name she has now has sentimental value, i would just do what pp said and add on the new name.
post #8 of 10

My great-grandmother changed her daughter's name at age 8 because she never liked the original one.  

post #9 of 10

Like Jocelyn-Tessa?  To me, it sounds like Jocel and Tessa, like two people.  I like Tessa-Jocelyn.

post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
I wouldn't use a hyphen, just the three names.
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