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8 Percent of Parents Regret Their Baby’s Name, Survey Finds

ABC News:

It took Kelcey Kintner nine months to conceive her baby girl’s name, Presley, but nearly a year of gnawing regret before she changed it.

Kintner, a 41-year-old who blogs about parenting on Mama Bird Diaries, said she and her husband chose the name Presley from a baby book, not as an homage to the king of rock, even though their older daughter’s name is Dylan.

“I actually like the name Presley — I don’t dislike the name,” said Kintner, who lives in Westchester County, N.Y. “It just didn’t feel like her name.”

Today at 4, Presley has been legally renamed Summer, inspired by the television teen drama, “The OC,” and Kintner said she is satisfied that she finally got her girl’s moniker right.

“It’s such a difficult thing,” she said. “It’s hard to name a child before you meet them.”

Kintner is one of an estimated 8 percent of parents who got it wrong the first time round, according to a nonscientific survey from the website site YourBabyDomain, which is getting a lot of press attention this week.

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