Choosing a name for your baby can be difficult as he or she will live with it for the rest of his or her life and you don’t want to have any regrets later on.
But one mother was left questioning her decision after doctors kept spelling her newborn son’s name wrong.
Taking to Reddit, the mother said that she’s worried she made a huge mistake, admitting she felt as if she has only made ‘life complicated’ for her son.
“Did I make a mistake?” she captioned her post.
“We just named our son Nicolas, and I chose that spelling. Now I have found a lot of people misspelling it as Nicholas, and I have had to correct spelling at the doctor’s office a few times too.”
The mother is now worried if she just made her son’s life complicated by choosing a name with a different spelling.
“My name is missing a letter at the end, and I’ve had to correct spelling my whole life, so I would have liked to avoid that for him,” she added.
People on Reddit were quick to ease the mother’s concerns about her son’s name, with many sharing personal experiences.
One internet user wrote: “It’s just a name with two legit spellings. I wouldn’t freak out, both Nicholas and Nicolas rank in the top 200. While Nicholas is about twice as popular, they are both well accepted.”
Another said: “My husband’s name is Nicolas and I love the small uniqueness in such a timeless name. He corrects people, especially doctors and just regular paperwork but it’s not that bothersome. He loves his name!”
A third added: “I would compare this to Steven vs Stephen. Neither are unusual spellings and both are correct. You didn’t make a mistake.”
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