Hi, I need some advice. I have been struggling with namer's remorse for a few months now, and our sweet baby boy is now 4 months old. My husband and I had a few favorites on our list when we went to the hospital, but hadn't really decided on anything. We waited until the last day before deciding on a name, and I'm still regretting what we chose. We ended up choosing Luke, which my husband wasn't really fond of from the beginning, but because I liked it more than his favorite "Jacob", we went with Luke. The name that we were really drawn to throughout the pregnancy was Charles nn Charlie (in honor of my grandpa). I have always loved the name Charlie! But in the hospital, we both got scared and started thinking of all the other nicknames that can go along with Charles, ie Chuck, Chip, etc. , and the fact that Charles is an "older" sounding name. So we talked ourselves out of it. I have considered changing Luke's name, but I don't know if it's too late now. Our two year old calls him Luke and I don't know if she'll go along with the change easily. I also don't know what others would think. Should we change Luke's name to Charles/Charlie? Maybe there's another name that would be better? I just am unhappy with the name Luke, but I feel like if we are going to make a change, it needs to be soon, because he is "growing into" the name, and I fear it will be too late to make any changes.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Mon, 04/08/2013 - 1:59pm