I have regretted my daughters name straight after we signed her registration. She is now 17 weeks old. So this has been going on for a long time! It has been very stressful naming her, it took 6 weeks to register her. Up until 6 weeks before my pregnancy I loved Sophie Cora but became obsessive, not sure if I loved it anymore, sounded to similar to our daughters name Chloe.. My other children have 5 letters in their first name and both middle names begin with M, not on purpose but I felt at the time our 3rd child should have the same. Now it doesn't bother me and I think what was I thinking! I have cried a lot before naming her after we named her, talking about it everyday with a few names but nothing seemed right! This is our 3rd child so never felt this before. I have been diagnosed with PND I have been on antidepressants for 5 weeks now and I am feeling much better (worst feeling/time of my life). We named our daughter Sofia Mia it doesn't sound right? Too matchy also Sofia sounds like So-fear, I can not believe I didn't notice this before! When I say her name that is what it sounds like and I think why did I call her that and it it doesn't sound like a name. So confusing as some days I'm ok then not. If I was to register her now I would choose Sophie Cora but I am getting used to Sofia Mia but wish I went with Sophie Cora! Most times I didn't want people to ask me what her name was as i didn't like hearing what I called her. My partener is ok with changing it but I don't want to regret changing it and feeling regret about it but I feel I want. I know how this sounds.. It is everyday I am thinking like this. I just feel like I let my baby down and feel terrible I am thinking like this about her name and wish I could go back in time. Should I just deal with Sofia Mia or change it? Has anyone else felt like this? Opinions please?
Also on the way home from registering her my face dropped as I thought I should have gone with Emily I never had that face drop dread feeling before. I have liked Emily Rose also but my friends daughter is called Emily and my sisters middle name is Rose and we don't speak but one of my partners sisters middle is rose. So feel like I couldn't use it.
Sofia is a beautiful name, but if I'm being 110% honest I wouldn't have put it with Mia, it's far too rhymy I'm sure you can change it up until they're a year old, and she won't know her name, yet so. There's no confusion How about Sofia Rose. Sophie Cora. Cora Sofia. Cora Sophie.
You sound so unhappy OP, go and change it to Sophie Cora. That's what you originally wanted, and it doesn't sound at all like Chloe. Using Rose is going to stress you out more because of the friend/family links. Just do it, at least Sophie Cora is similar to Sofia Mia, and I have to agree with another poster that it is too rhyme-y. Go with what you originally wanted and make this hard time a little easier for yourself. Who cares what anyone else thinks? The baby certainly doesn't know and no one will judge you I'm sure.
I wanted to call DD something different, abusive ex vetoed it completely. As much as I love her name now, because it’s her, I’m still resentful. I still wish I’d called her what I wanted to call her! (She wouldn’t have suited it to be honest)
Sophie Cora is lovely. Do it while she’s young enough.
Change it, Sofia Mia sound like the same name twice. Sophie is more classic that Sofia which is " trendy". Live the name Cora it sounds nothing like Chloe. Also three names beginning with M is too matchy.
Although Sophie and Sophia/Sofia are seen as separate yet similar names now Sophie goes way way way back as a nickname for Sophia so your dd can legally remain Sofia and be called Sophie day to day without you needing to change anything. Of course you can call her what you like anyway, just thought that might make you feel it is more legitimate iyswim.
You could start calling her Sophie and not change it officially for a while. That way you only need change it once you’re sure and there’s no pressure. Naming a person isn’t easy and there are many people who have felt the same as you. Go easy on yourself!