Hunter and Aurora top the lists of names parents regret calling their kids, according to a new survey.
The team at Gigacalculator.com interviewed 5,842 parents about their baby name choices, asking if they regretted them – and why. Any names that came up multiple times were compiled into two lists.
Oliver – currently the most popular boy’s name in the UK according to the latest Gov.uk data – made the list of names parents most regret – presumably due to its popularity.
The top five reasons parents gave for regretting a child’s name were: not thinking it suits them (64%), the fact their partner picked it (48%), a friend choosing the name for their own child (37%), a child getting teased for their name at school (32%) and a celebrity naming their child the same name (26%).
Top 10 boys’ name parents regret:
Top 10 girls’ names parents regret: