Tenth of Parents Regret Child’s Name New research conducted by YourBabyDomainName.com, a website allowing parents to purchase a domain for their child’s name, found that 8% of parents ‘regret’ the name that they chose for their child.
BigNews.Biz - Oct 05,2011 - New research conducted by YourBabyDomainName.com, a website allowing parents to purchase a domain for their child’s name, has found that 8% of parents ‘regret’ the name that they chose for their child; with over half explaining that the name was ‘fashionable’ at the time.
A newly-launched unique gift website that allows parents to purchase a domain for their child’s name, http://www.YourBabyDomainName.com, has conducted a study of 1,271 parents across the UK, in a bid to investigate the thought processes undertaken when deciding on a child’s name.
The study, conducted by http://www.YourBabyDomainName.com, initially asked the respondents if they felt regretful about the first name/s that they had chosen for their child/children; to which almost a tenth, 8%, of the parents taking part stated “yes.”
The 8% of respondents who admitted to feeling ‘regretful’ about their child’s first name were asked to elaborate further on why they felt this way. The study found that the majority, 53%, felt this way because they had chosen a name that was ‘fashionable’ at the time; whilst a third, 32%, of the parents who said that they ‘regretted’ their child’s first name said that they did so because it is now a ‘common’ name for children.
The respondents to the study by http://www.YourBabyDomainName.com were also asked how long it took them to choose their child/children’s name/s, to which two fifths, 41%, said that they had decided upon a name ‘before the child was born’; whilst 6% cited that it took them ‘over a week’ after the birth of their child to choose a first name.
In addition to this, one respondent taking part in the study claimed that it had taken them ‘over three months’ to choose a name for their child.
Wayne Bloore, Managing Director at http://www.YourBabyDomainName.com, said the following:
“This was extremely interesting research to conduct, as it allowed us to investigate the importance that a child’s name holds with parents. It is a relief to see that the amount of parents that do feel regretful isn’t too large, although having said that, it is sad that there are some parents who feel that the names they gave to their children are now common and perhaps don’t hold such a special meaning.”
“The aim of our website is to allow children to own their name online, not only to create a website dedicated to them for parents to share with friends and family; but for the child to use for whatever they wish when they grow up. We hope that this will allow parents and children to feel a sense of pride in their name; after all, the world is moving online and this website is a great modern take on the traditional baby-book.”
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