Post natal remorse: Half of British parents have second thoughts after naming their child
13:07 GMT, 27 April 2012
These days it seems sticking to traditional baby names like Charles or Olivia could be branded a touch old-fashioned.
But Brits following in the footsteps of A-liters like the Beckhams may be left regretting their 'trendy' choice.
Research carried out has found that 43% of parents confessed to having second-thoughts after naming their child.
The Beckhams named their children Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper Seven
More shockingly, of that 43%, 19% admitted to ‘not liking’ their child’s name and a further two per cent owned up to aggressively disliking it.
The survey by DottyBingo.com also showed that of the 43% who had second thoughts, 22% claimed that their child’s name ‘grew’ on them.
It is believed that these relatively high percentages are due to some parents opting for trendy celeb names which go out of fashion when the stars fade from the spotlight.
A spokesman from DottyBingo.com explained: 'Modern British culture is saturated with so-called celebrities who after their 15 minutes of fame disappear into obscurity or have a spectacular fall from grace.
A few scandals down the line could result in a child being tarnished with the infamy of its namesake, like Imogen or Jordan
'Parents who name their child after one of these celebs are then left with a name which they’re not happy with.
'Whilst names like Wayne, Coleen, Tulisa and Imogen have proven to be popular in recent years; a few scandals down the line could result in a child being tarnished with the infamy of its namesake.
'The perfect example of this would be the great swathes of parents naming their child Jordan in the late nineties to be left regretting it when Katie Price ditched the name.'
On a lighter note the poll identified that an overwhelming majority (57%) were as happy now with their child’s name as they were the day it was born.
The spokesperson concluded: 'I believe the reason why the vast majority of parents remain happy with their child’s name is because the classic names like Oliver and Emily continue to be popular. You know what they say, the old ones are the best.'