Mum regrets name she gave her son and now has to give other kids bad names to match

Naming your baby isn’t always easy, and as it’s something they’ll have to live with for the rest of their lives, there’s a lot of time for parents to end up regretting the moniker they chose. That’s exactly what happened to one mum, who has admitted she can’t stand the name she gave her son, and now feels as though she can’t give her other children names that she likes, as it’ll be “unfair” on her firstborn.

Katy Friesen said she had her first child when she was 18 and now that she’s older, she wishes she could go back in time and pick a different name for the little boy. And her naming blunder now also means she feels the need to stick with “mediocre names” for any other kids she has.

The mum made her confession in a TikTok video responding to someone who asked if she has ever regretted the name she chose for her child, as she said: “Oh yeah, big time. I mean I had him when I was 18, but now I feel like with my other kids I have to give them not-so-good names.

“My first son, I regret naming him what I did, and now it’s unfair if I name my other kids something really nice – so I have to stick with mediocre names.”

Katy, who is from the US, then revealed in a second video that her son’s name is Carson James – which many people in the comments pointed out isn’t as bad as they had been expecting.

One person said: “Super normal. I’m disappointed. I literally know someone named Pepsi!”

While another added: “I was expecting like Brackstyn Hyxs or something like that. Carson is adorable!”

And a third wrote: “I was expecting worse! You can always go with just James.”

The 21-year-old mum – who posts on TikTok under the username @katyfriesen_ – revealed in the comments of her video that she isn’t a fan of the name because she thinks it sounds like “car seat”, and said she feels as though she “rushed into” naming her son without giving it enough thought.

Katy and her husband now also have a little girl named Brooklyn May, which commenters have also said is a “cute name”.

On a video announcing her daughter’s name, someone wrote: “This is a cute name!”