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Old 09-26-2010, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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Default Is it too late to change my baby's name?

My daughter was born about 2 weeks ago in a hospital. We initially picked an unisex name. However, I just found out that an NBA star also has the same name. While unisex names are quite common, I don't want my daughter to have trouble or become the target of bullying in the future.
We have not filed the application for a certified copy of birth certificate...
But the hospital might have already sent the birth information to Texas Vital Records... Is it too late to change her name without hiring a lawyer?

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Old 09-26-2010, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Call your pediatrician's office and maybe they can help you identify who to call at the hospital to see if you can make the change through the hospital.
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Old 09-26-2010, 05:50 PM
 
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Dirk or Yao or Santonio would be a good name for your daughter

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My daughter was born about 2 weeks ago in a hospital. We initially picked an unisex name. However, I just found out that an NBA star also has the same name. While unisex names are quite common, I don't want my daughter to have trouble or become the target of bullying in the future.
We have not filed the application for a certified copy of birth certificate...
But the hospital might have already sent the birth information to Texas Vital Records... Is it too late to change her name without hiring a lawyer?
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Austin
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It's probably already been filed. But, just like when someone gets married and changes their name, you just take the birth records with the name and the new name you want to the social security offices, and they should be able to change it.
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:24 PM
 
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Originally Posted by yjc281 View Post
My daughter was born about 2 weeks ago in a hospital. We initially picked an unisex name. However, I just found out that an NBA star also has the same name. While unisex names are quite common, I don't want my daughter to have trouble or become the target of bullying in the future.
We have not filed the application for a certified copy of birth certificate...
But the hospital might have already sent the birth information to Texas Vital Records... Is it too late to change her name without hiring a lawyer?
What did you name her?
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:57 AM
 
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My DIL wanted to reverse the order of the baby's name just a few weeks ago - he was about 3 wks old at the time. She called the hospital and talked to the person who had done the paperwork on him. She told her she would send her the paperwork to change the name and it could be filed for a $25 fee. Sounded easy enough.
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:33 AM
 
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I bet it's Latrell
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:43 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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who cares- kids will pick on kids regardless of what their name is. If you love the name, which you did at first what does it matter?
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:53 AM
 
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10 years from now that NBA star probably won't be a household name anymore, so does it really matter? It might help if we knew what the name is. Sasha? I don't think that is exposure to teasing. Assume it is Sasha. Is there a good reason to change the name? 8 years from now, (or even today), would any kids say: "Hahahahaha, your first name is the same as that guy who plays Borat [Sasha Baron Cohen]. Hahahahahahaha. We're going to call you Borat, Bruno, or Ali-G from now on. hahahahaha" I doubt it.

I think parents should think about whether a kid will get teased because of a name, but to me that means extreme names like "Pear," "Apple," and yes, this does happen, "ESPN" (or "Espen" but with the same intent). These are not names for humans.
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:37 PM
 
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And if it's Sasha (trying to rack my brain over other unisex names in the NBA, especially for NBA "stars"), most people don't even know the NBA player named Sasha (Especially around here).
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