Mum says four-year-old hates his ‘boring’ name so much that he’s cried about it

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When it comes to baby names, it's never going to be easy finding "the one".

And once you think you've found the perfect name, what if you end up regretting your decision after?

That's what happened to one woman who found out her four-year-old son wasn't keen on his name.

She revealed how the boy, named Jake, hates it so much that he's even cried about it.

It turns out she's also not keen on the moniker either as her ex-partner picked it so it just reminds her of him.

The anonymous mum shared her dilemma on popular parenting forum Mumsnet.

She wrote: "My son (4) hates his name. He says it's boring and he has actually cried about it.

"He was named for my cousin and also has the same name as a close family member.

"He says he wants his name to be his own name and not somebody else's. I also really don’t like his name, it isn't anything awful (Jake).

"It wasn't my first choice and his dad decided on it, his dad is no longer in our lives and every time I say it I'm reminded of his dad."

The mum added: "His name just seems to have bad connotations. I haven't told son my feelings towards his name.

"I always assure him it's HIS name and it's lovely but it's been over a year since he really started hating his name and it hasn't changed.

"I thought it was a typical kid thing but it really distressed him."

Instead of keeping the name Jake, the little boy would rather be known as Evan.

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The parent seems happy with his decision and is wondering whether she should start calling him Evan.

But the boy is due to start school later this year and she isn't sure what to put down as his name on the paperwork.

She added: "Shall I put it 'Evan' so he is called that at school and if he sticks by this when he's older we can legally change his name?

"Or shall I keep encouraging him to be called by his real name?"

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Since she shared the dilemma on Mumsnet, many suggested calling her son by the name he wants.

One wrote: "Can you change it to a name similar to Jake. Jacob? Jackson?

"If not, start calling him a Evan and see how it goes. Lots of kids have nicknames."

Another added: "Call him by the name he likes. See how it goes."

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