DECIDING on your baby's name can be a tricky decision as you want to make sure it's a moniker that will suit them for life.
A mother-of-eight has sparked debate online after saying she wants to change the name she picked for her baby – but he is already seven weeks old.
Posting on Mumsnet, the mum said the registration of her son Rocco has been delayed till the end of September due to Covid.
She explained that she was unable to come up with a name for her son when she was pregnant, which she said was unusual for her.
"When he was born we went through our shortlist and none of them seemed right so I looked at an older list and saw Rocco and DH (darling husband) loved it, I looked at him and it did suit him (still does really)," the mother said.
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"The reason I’m unsure is one of my favourites when I was pregnant was Bruno. He really looks like a Bruno to me, he’s so chunky and handsome and I’m starting to regret not calling him that.
"DH isn’t interested in changing his name and all the kids love the name Rocco and he is “baby rocco” to the little ones and I think it would confuse them."
She said she wondered whether she's simply had too much time to think about it.
The majority of people in the comments said that it was too late for her to change the baby's name, with many suggesting she uses Bruno as a middle name.
"They are both great names to be fair but I think seven weeks in is just a little too late to change his name!" one person said.
"Register as soon as you can and you’ll know it be harder to change his name and I think you’ll start to love Rocco!" another suggested.
A third person added: "You made not have registered it but he's already been named. But you could add Bruno as the middle name. Some people use their middle name so you never know. I think Rocco is a great name."
Other people said she should change the name if she wants, with some expressing their love for the name Bruno.
"He's only 7 weeks, once it's changed people won't remember "he used to be Rocco". My cousin renamed her son after a good few weeks and I couldn't even tell you what the original name was because he is totally a Freddie now! Hope that helps, go with what's right for you," a commenter said.
Another added: "Bruno is so much nicer. Try and get DH on board. Doesn't matter what your other kids think."
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