IT’S pretty common for kids to go through a phase of not liking their name – and luckily for most parents, it’s something they grow out of in time.
But rather than taking the “wait and see” approach, American mum Bri says she’s happy to change her five-year-old daughter’s name if she covers the cost of the paperwork.
The American mum explained how her daughter Charlie is desperate to change her name to CharlotteCredit: TikTok/@bri_mom3
Earlier this month, the TikTok star shared a sweet story about her young daughter to mark women’s history month – as she believes her tot will also go down in history.
In a series of viral TikToks, Bri explained how her and her husband originally named their daughter Charlie Paige – but the tot is desperate to be called Charlotte.
The mum said: “I love her name, we chose her name, she looks like a Charlie. She is just my Charlie girl.
“But she doesn’t like it and at five-years-old she wrote me a persuasive letter on why we should change her name to Charlotte.”
The determined tot has even got a backpack with her preferred name on itCredit: TikTok/@bri_mom3
In order to present her parents with the most convincing argument possible, the mum claims Charlie did some research to find out how much it would cost to legally change her name.
Bri continued: “She researched that in order to change your name, you have to go to the court, you have to pay around $200 [£145] in the state of Indiana, it has to be published and both of your parents have to agree if you’re a minor. So she got to work.”
After writing a letter outlining why Charlotte is a superior name, the determined child has also begun selling friendship bracelets to her school mates to raise the cash herself.
What’s more, Charlie is close to achieving her goal having made £108 so far – and in preparation of the name change, she’s even asked her school friends to call her Charlotte and has a backpack with her preferred name on it.
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In her most recent video, Bri referred to her daughter as “Queen Charlotte” and said the name change would be a constant reminder that she “can do anything she puts her mind to”.
Bri’s videos have racked up thousands of “likes” on TikTok and viewers said it was an excellent life lesson for Charlie.
“She’s her own person, if she wants a different name then she should be able to pick it,” one replied. “It’s a reasonable change too.”
Another added: “You got to change it for her girl – she has her mind SET and nothing will change that.”
A third said: “Oh wow! Your baby girl is so smart and so determined. She has a bright future ahead of her.”
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