Mom Wants to Change Daughter’s Name Because It’s Too Common Now
Lots of new parents out there try to come up with a unique name for their baby. So what happens if you come up with that perfect, one-of-a-kind name and then, all of a sudden, it gets popular?
There's a woman who just posted on a parenting website about that dilemma. Four years ago, she had a daughter and named her Esmée. She thought the name was totally original. Lately she's been seeing the name everywhere, including two other students in her daughter's upcoming grade school.
This mother might be on to something. Even though her daughter's exact name "E-S-M-É-E" has never been in the Social Security Administration's Top 1000 names, "E-S-M-E" was the 923rd most popular girls' name in 2010 and it's up to 585th in 2017.
Her solution is to change her four-year-old's name to something else.
Other parents on the site are trying to talk her out of it, since they say by the time a kid is four they've really gotten used to their name and started developing a sense of self around it. There's no word on what the woman is going to do, or what new name she might pick.
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