In need of a gut check, and not sure the best place to post this but I'll start somewhere. This has been on my mind a lot lately. I have a 12 month old dd, my second. Her name was my second choice, and I've never *loved* it like I loved my first daughter's. It suits her OK, it just doesn't make my heart sing to hear it. As it turns out, the name we went with is becoming increasingly common (3 of 7 babies at her daycare have the same first name!) which doesn't help.
At this point, since she's over 1 year old, we'd have to go to county court to do a formal name change. Is it worth it? DH is fine either way...
I have thought about just starting to call her by the name I wanted to originally and then let her decide later which name to use and whether to change it… though they're not quite close enough to be clear variants of each other. Could be confusing?
Feels very much like a first world problem, and I wonder how much I'm really over-thinking this. At the same time, I do love names and the process of naming, and to me this feels important. I think I was rushed and felt pressure at the hospital to pick something and now wish I'd waited.
Any thoughts? Wisdom? Get reals? TIA!
Edited by csteely - 12/4/13 at 5:01pm