A new poll has revealed the names parents regret choosing for their baby.

Carried out by Mumsnet, the poll found that 18% of UK parents regretted the name they chose for their bundle of joy.

The next most common reasons for regretting a child’s name were “it just doesn’t feel right” (21%) and “I have never liked it - I was pressured into using it” (20%).

One parent filled with regret told Mumsnet: ‘My child hates his name, and makes me feel bad for choosing it.’

And another wished she could turn back time after naming her baby Elsa, after the popular Disney animation Frozen.

Justine Roberts, founder of the parents' forum Mumsnet, said: "Choosing your baby's name is one of the first things new parents do, so in some ways baby name regret is great practice for parenting - you do a lot of hard work and research, try to please several people at once, and end up getting it wrong.

"The consolation is that most children grow into their names, and those who don't can always fall back on middle names, nicknames or, in extreme, deed polls."


Top 20 names that parents regret

Amelia

Alex

Anne

Anthony

Charlotte

Daniel

David

Emily

Frederick

Jack

Jacob

James

Jay

Jayne

Joseph

Lily

Louise

May

Oscar

Ruby


The Mumsnet survey has been released in anticipation of annual statistics from the Office of National Statistics on the most popular baby names of the year in England and Wales.