Five Year Old Girl Persuades Parents To Let Her Change Her Name
Choosing your child’s name can be a tough decision. Will they like it? Will it suit them? What if they hate it? One clever five year old persuaded her parents to let her change her name and even raised money selling bracelets to do so. How resourceful!
A mum recently shared on TikTok that her daughter, currently named Charlie, hates her name so much that she’s trying to convince her parents to let her change it to Charlotte.
Bri says her five year old daughter discovered that in Indiana, where they live, it costs $200 to change your name legally. So she set her sights to raising money for the name change.
Charlie decided to make friendship bracelets and began selling them at school to her friends. Her parents didn’t think much of it but Charlie ended up raising more than $150 with her little business venture. And on top of that, she even wrote a very persuasive letter to her folks pleading her case.
“Dear mummy and daddy, I like it better than Charlie, Charlotte is a girl name and it’s the prettiest name ever. I don’t like Charlie, Charlotte is my passion. Love, Charlie,” the letter said. “Charlotte is a better name than Charlie, Charlotte makes me feel strong. Charlotte makes me feel independent. Charlotte makes me feel pretty. Charlotte makes me feel creative and Charlotte makes me feel loved.”
She even included a special mention to her dad. “To dad, I know you don’t want me to change my name, but can we change my name for me, please?”
The majority of commenters on TikTok supported Charlie’s decision and offered advice like:
“If she’s so dedicated then I’d let her change it.”
“Perhaps she can have Charlie as a middle name.”
“This shows your little girl she can achieve anything she puts her mind to.”
Bri shared an update on the name situation saying they are “holding out” on the decision. In fact it’s the husband who is staying firm as he is the one who originally chose the name Charlie.
What do you think? Should the parents let Charlie change her name?