A lot of thought goes into choosing a baby name, especially because the choice you make is pretty permanent. But for Carri and Will Kessler, their baby name regret grew so strong that it pushed them to make a drastic decision.
The couple adored the name Ottilie (pronounced “OTT-ih-lee”), which is German in root but popular in Great Britain, and felt that it was the perfect name for their baby girl. Carrie told TODAY, "I have a friend in the U.K. named Ottilie and it's beautiful, and ever since I heard that name I've wanted to use it."
Unfortunately, the name doesn’t sound quite so beautiful when it’s pronounced incorrectly. And that’s exactly what had been happening ever since Ottilie was born: hospital workers, friends, and family all reacted with confusion and an inability to say the name properly--though it's hard to blame them, since they didn't have English accents! Carrie’s grandmother had the most difficulty of all, and even needed to leave Post-It notes all over her home to help her remember what to call her granddaughter.
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In fact, even official baby name sites can’t agree on how to pronounce it. BabyNameWizard.com
suggests “oh-tee-LEE-eh,” “ott-TILL-ee,” or “OTT-ih-lee,” or "ot-TEEL-yeh." With so many different ways of saying it, it’s no wonder that everyone had so much trouble with the baby girl’s name!
This surprising setback led Carri and Will to make the shocking decision to change the now three-month-old little girl’s name to the much simpler--but still beautiful--Margot. They notified their friends and family through a group e-mail, and we’re sure they were all relieved to hear of the change.
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