‘I named my babies after TV characters and now other parents laugh at me’

The new mum feels as though she ‘rushed’ the decision and is now considering changing her six-month-old son and daughter’s names.

A mum has shared her regret over the names she chose for her twins, fearing they might be mocked because they share their names with popular TV characters. The anonymous parent admitted on NetMums that she feels she “rushed” the decision to name her six-month-old son and daughter Charlie and Lola, as she had been taking Tramadol after giving birth.

She is now considering changing their names before registering them officially.

Writing on the parenting site, she said: “I needed some advice, I have 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.”

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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.”

The mother of two added in the comments that she was worried people would mock her childrens’ names, saying: “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.”


    NetMums users rushed to reassure the new mother on her decision.

    One person said: “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.”

    Another user advised: “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 chimed in: “They’re all great names, maybe refer to them as Lola and Charlie? But it’s definitely not too late to change your daughters if you prefer Lila. Congratulations!”

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