Mum Changes Baby’s Name Because Nobody Can Pronounce It
Even the baby’s grandmother couldn’t say it!
Parenting Commentator / August 10 2016
Like any new parent, Carri Kessler thought long and hard about a name for her new baby.
And after meeting a friend called Ottilie she settled on the name for her daughter.
But as soon as people tried to pronounce the name they got stuck - even her grandmother couldn’t remember how to say it.
By the time their daughter was three months, friends were still struggling and so Carri and her husband Will knew they had to change it.
Carri sent out a mass email confirming the change to …. Margot.
Now she no longer cringes when people say her daughter’s name!
This article originally appeared on New Idea.
I grew up in New Zealand, moved to London in my early 20s to work on British newspapers then moved to Australia when I was pregnant with my first child. I write a newspaper column, celebrity interviews and a parenting page. I also do TV and radio commentary, podcasting and host corporate events. I’ve also published a book on parenting, The Smallest Things. However, my greatest role – and the one I’m most proud of – is parenting my daughters, Eliza and Lilibelle, who are 17 and 14.