The Top 20 Baby Names Parents Regret Choosing – And Why

From Aurora to Arabella, Hunter to Oliver – these are the names parents wish they never chose for their kids.

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:

Hunter

Jaxon

Carter

Tobias

Oliver

Grayson

Felix

Jasper

Sonny

Dexter

Top 10 girls’ names parents regret:

Aurora

Arabella

Lyla

Amber

Edith

Maryam

Harriet

Summer

Delilah

Gracie.