i named my baby under pressure and now i want to change it: can i do that?

I Named My Baby Under Pressure and Now I Want to Change It: Can I Do That?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her baby’s name. She says she named her two-week-old baby while feeling pressured. In the end, she let her significant other (SO) name the baby after himself. She wants to know now if she can have the name changed and what that would entail.

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A member of the community asks:

“Can I get my baby’s name changed? I just had a baby two weeks ago, prematurely, and was feeling pressure to give him a name so much that I let my significant other (SO) name him after himself. Is it possible I can get his name changed?”

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Community Advice for This Mom Who Wants to Know if She Can Change Her Baby’s Name

To see what advice the Mamas Uncut Facebook community has for this mom in need, read the comments of the post embedded below.

Fan QuestionCan I get my babies name changed?I just had a baby two weeks ago, premature and was feeling pressure…

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Advice Summary

i named my baby under pressure and now i want to change it: can i do that?

The community offered this mom in need a lot of great advice. Read some of their responses below.

“It’s possible, but it’s going to cost you money. And you both have to agree on the name change.”

“Gotta go to court. It’s going to be expensive.”

“Probably depends on the state… around here you have a fee and up to a year to change.”

“Yes. It very easy when they are this small (at least in my state).”

“Probably depends on the state… around here you have a fee and up to a year to change.”

“I mean just call him whatever name you want. I know someone who’s legal name is Jessica but she’s always been called Amber by her family and friends.”

“Yes, my paperwork said I had a year when my daughter was born.”

“I was forced into giving my son’s their father’s last name. We were never married and I left him shortly after the second child was born. I called to change the last name to mine and was told that the child had to be a resident for at least 12 months, and both parents had to agree. The father is not on the B.C but still, they would have had to reach out to him. So I let it go and now that he lost all parental rights my kids are now getting their last names changed to mine! It will cost me $350 but so worth it!”

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