“My DD [dear daughter] is 4 years old and I gave her a name which, I thought, was very original as I hadn’t heard another girl called it in about 20 years,” she wrote.
“Only to find when she started nursery another girl called the same but spelt differently. DD [dear daughter] is due to start full time education in September and there will be 2 other girls with the same name so 3 in the class including DD [dear daughter],” she continued.
The mother added that the reason she is so upset by how common the name is, is because she herself struggled being one of five in her class with the same name.
“Totally hacked off and really upset by this. Maybe an over reaction but in the 1970’s I was one of 5 named the same in my class and vowed never to have my DC’s [dear child] live with the same. Now history is being repeated,” she wrote.
She finished the post asking for advice, asking if she was being unreasonable to change her daughter’s name before September.
While the mother was evidently seeking approval, the responses were not so kind.
Many users believed that the decision was not up to the mother, but the daughter.