Thursday, 09 August 2012
I am very down as I feel I have let him down, and I love him so much! He is such a lovely child. I have tried changing his name to the middle name but he likes his name as it is and he found it distressing when we tried changing his name. I really don't know what to do, it feels like a life sentence. I am in a terrible way over it. We live in the North of England and the name is so unusual here, people keep spelling it wrong and pronouncing it wrong, but the main thing is I can't get used to it. It makes me cringe when I hear it. The name is Tadgh, it is an Irish name pronounced Tieg. We have also tried changing the spelling to Tieg and a few others but he doesn't like them.
It's hit me a bit like going to bed and then waking up and realizing I have given my son a name from another culture. I feel like it's an Indian name which is ok if you are Indian. But imagine if you are a Christian and you wake up one morning and you realize your child's is named Mohammed (this works vice versa, just in case I offend anyone).
Can someone offer advice to help me??