Wrong choice: these are the baby names parents regret the most

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Photo: Getty Images 

Naming your child is a huge decision, and if you're worried you've made the wrong choice, you're not alone.

Gigacalculator.com released statistics showing that almost three quarters of British parents regret the name they chose for their child, with 73 per cent not happy with the names they decided on.

Out of the nearly 6000 parents surveyed, 64 per cent said they were unhappy with the name because they didn't think it suited the baby, while a huge 48 per cent said they didn't like their chosen name because their partner picked it. 

The Gigacalculator team also revealed the most regretted names for boys and girls.

For girls, Aurora was the most regretted name, with 35 per cent of mums changing their mind about it. Next was Arabella with 32 per cent of parents unhappy, then Lyla with 28 per cent of parents disliking it.

Hunter was the name that parents of boys regretted the most, with 32 per cent of parents regretting their choice, closely followed by Jaxon, which 29 per cent of parents regretting and Carter with 28 per cent.

Other reasons parents cited for the baby name regret included friends, family or celebrities choosing the same name or worrying that they will be bullied for the name at school.

There were some surprising names on the list for both boys and girls, such as Harriet, which has moved up the charts in the last few years and Oliver, which is the most popular boys name in Australia.

Reasons for regret could be that some names are too popular, with parents opting for a more unique name instead.

Close up of pregnant belly with baby names choices on woman belly, shot in bedroom

Close up of pregnant belly with baby names choices on woman belly, shot in bedroom Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Most regretted girls names

  • Aurora 
  • Arabella 
  • Lyla 
  • Amber 
  • Edith 
  • Maryam 
  • Harriet 
  • Summer 
  • Delilah 
  • Gracie 

Most regretted boys names

  • Hunter 
  • Jaxon 
  • Carter 
  • Tobias 
  • Oliver 
  • Grayson 
  • Felix 
  • Jasper 
  • Sonny 
  • Dexter