A family has changed their baby daughter’s unusual name after three months.
Why? Because friends and family struggled to pronounce it correctly.
Carri Kessler and her husband Michael, from Maryland in the US, decided to call their newborn Ottilie, which was inspired by one of their pals, The Sun reports.
“I have a friend in the UK named Ottilie and it’s beautiful, and ever since I heard that name I’ve wanted to use it,” she told Today.
But after their little girl was born, the couple instantly had doubts about the uncommon moniker.
“No one could remember it and no one could pronounce it,” Ms Kessler said. “I was like, ‘If you say it with a British accent, it sounds really good!’”
“Anytime anyone said her name, I kind of cringed,” she said. “Introducing her made me sweat. And I thought, we’re going to keep having to introduce her! This is going to be a problem forever.”
After three months, Ms Kessler raised the idea with her partner about changing their daughter’s name, and he agreed. The pair decided to rename their tot Margot.
They sent out a mass email to inform their family and friends of the name change, and said that the reaction was positive.
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