‘I accidentally named my twins after TV characters and people mock me

A mum of twins has shared her regret over the baby names she picked and says she is considering changing them.

The children are six-months-old and their names haven’t been officially registered yet.

She’s due to register them soon and has asked the internet for some advice on the situation.

The parent says she wants to call her babies something else as she feels she “rushed” the original decision as she had been taking Tramadol after giving birth.

Because of this, she ended up accidentally naming her twins after a brother and sister from a popular children’s book and television series – Charlie and Lola.

Writing anonymously in a post on NetMums, the parent explained that she liked both of the names, but because of the association with the fictional characters, she feels awkward anytime she introduces them to someone.

She said: “I needed some advice, I have six month old twins which I named Charlie (boy) and Lola.

“Don’t get me wrong I love both the names but I feel like a made the wrong decision and I always get awkward reactions when people ask.

“I had doubts originally when I first had them as I had been on Tramdol for days and felt like I may have rushed the decision.”

The twins are called Charlie and Lola
(Image: BBC)

She continued: “I am due to go and register them soon and am feeling under pressure to make a decision by then.

“If I do change a name it will be from Lola to Lila, so only one letter different and not too confusing for anyone, including the baby.”

In the comments the mum added that she was afraid people would mock her and her children for their names.

“I am worried about them being laughed at because of the programme ‘Charlie and Lola’.

“My partner thinks I’m being ridiculous but I’m the one who spends more time with other parents and children and I always dread peoples reaction when they ask their names.”

Fellow users were quick to reassure the parent that she could call her children whatever she likes and shouldn’t worry what others think.

One person wrote: “I personally think Lola is much nicer than Lila… and more unique too, I seem to see a lot of Layla and Lila but haven’t seen a Lola, I think it’s lovely.

“Of course it’s your decision and as babies haven’t even been registered yet I don’t think it’s too late at all, your little girl won’t realise that was even her name yet and everybody else will get used to it.”

Someone else said: “I’ll be honest and say it shouldn’t really matter why you named your children what you did, whether it’s linked to a TV programme, book or song title or it just jumped out at you as a name you loved, that’s totally your business.”

A third replied: “They’re all great names, maybe refer to them as lola and Charlie? But it’s definitely not too late to chanee your daughters if you prefer Lila. Congratulations!”

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