Because resumes matter
One of the most exciting thing for parents is naming their little bundle of joy. Picking the title that will be with your beloved for the rest of his/her life can be daunting. With tons and tons of options, helpers like Babynames.com and Nameberry.com are super popular.
Though, regardless of how much help you get with picking your baby’s name, we recommend that you should still be sober during the process. These Redactor parents (and kids) wish they had thought twice before deciding to give their kids these names.
Six years ago SO & I chose Elsa for our daughter’s name. It was unusual and most people misheard us and thought she was Ella, an ubiquitous name itself.
Imagine our horror upon learning there was a new Disney movie/princess with her name. I loathe Disney and princesses. How dare they co-opt my daughter’s name?
Though now she says she likes her name because she’s ‘famous.’
I can’t believe I’m not seeing more of this one. My first-born is Aiden. In my defense, at the time of his birth I didn’t know anyone in real life with the same name, or anyone planning to name their child that. And then, BAM! They all come out of the woodwork. If not Aiden its Brayden, or Jayden, or Hayden, or any other silly consonant stuffed in front of -ayden. They’re everywhere! There is no escape! I love his name for him, as he is a very sweet and gentle little boy that looks every bit like the Aiden I picture upon hearing the name, but I certainly wouldn’t pick it again. I may or may not have based it off the creepy kid in The Ring, too, which again fits him perfectly because he has the same gorgeous round, sad eyes. If I could name him something else(something I’ve honestly considered from time to time) I would probably pick Andrew. I’ve never met an Andrew i didn’t like, and all the ones I know are successful and well adjusted.
My friend’s name is Zultan. Zultan is unemployed. (putthatinyourjuicebox)