Mum sparks MASSIVE debate for wanting to CHANGE her daughter's name before she starts school

17th Jul 18 | News

Do you think it's reasonable?

A Mother has admitted that she wants to change her four year old daughter's name before she starts school, because she feels it is "so common now".

The frustrated mum took to the online forum Mumsnet and explained how she chose the name Esmée because she felt it was original. However, she is now upset after learning that there will be two other girls with the same name in her daughters' class at school.

She made the admission on a Mumsnet thread, asking if people thought she was being unreasonable.

The post said:

"I gave her a name which, I thought, was very original as I hadn't heard another girl called it in about 20 years.

Only to find when she started nursery another girl called the same but spelt differently.

DD [darling daughter] is due to start full time education in September and there will be two other girls with the same name so three in the class including DD.

Totally hacked off and really upset by this. Maybe an over reaction but in the 1970s I was one of five named the same in my class and vowed never to have my DC [dear child]'s live with the same. Now history is being repeated.

AIBU [am I being unreasonable] to change my DD's name before September? I love her name but HATE it's so common now."

What do you think?