Hunter and Aurora top list of baby names parents regret calling their kids – despite making most popular list

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Aurora may have been one of the most popular baby names of 2020 so far, but unfortunately it's also the moniker that parents regret the most.

According to a new survey of nearly 6,000 parents, a third of them admit they didn't give enough thought to their child's name and three quarters said they regret their choices.

Reasons for wanting to change their child's name even after an official announcement include blaming their partner for the choice, it not suiting them and because they named it after a celebrity.

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The name picking team at Gigacalculator revealed that the boys name parents regret the most is Hunter, with 32 per cent of parents with a child they'd named Hunter saying they wish they'd picked something else.

For girls the biggest regret was Aurora with 35 per cent, however a list released back in April actually had the Disney princess inspired name as the second most popular just behind Luna.

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Luna, which is the name of the Roman mood goddess, and also the name of Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s baby girl, suggests their celebrity influence is behind the surge in popularity.

As well, Aurora is a popular girls name topping the list which means dawn in Latin. Aurora was the Roman goddess of the morning, and the name has occasionally been used since the Renaissance.

But naming your child after a celebrity proved to be one of the biggest regrets, so only a matter of time will tell if parents list Luna as a regret!

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Around 64 per cent of parents said the name not suiting their child was the biggest reason, 48 per cent said it was because their partner had picked it, 37 per cent was because their friend had picked the same name, while 32 per cent said it was because they were worried their child would get teased for it at school.

Other names that made the biggest regrets list included for boys Jaxon, Carter, Tobias, Oliver, Grayson, Felix, Jasper, Sonny and Dexter.

For girls, monikers included Arabella, Lyla, Amber, Edith, Maryam, Harriet, Summer, Delilah, and Gracie.

It's likely that Lyla and Arabella were inspired by popular songs from Oasis and the Arctic Monkeys, so don't turn to your fave bands for a name either!

Perhaps not so surprisingly the names their parents would never call their children included Boris, with 76 per cent refusing to consider it thanks to our Prime Minister. And Karen is out too, according to a further 83 per cent.

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