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We all know just how tough it is choosing a name for your baby, and the sheer delight when you do finally settled on something that you actually love.


However, what happens if the name that you initially chose is not right? Well that’s exactly the predicament this family from Maryland, US found themselves in three months after naming their little girl.


Mum Carri Kessler and her husband from the US decided to call their daughter Ottilie – they have a friend in the UK with the same name and though it sounded beautiful.


But no one else could pronounce or even remember how to say it.



Talking to Today, Carri explained how she had always wanted to choose the name Ottilie ever since she heard it, but admitted it doesn’t sound the same with an American accent.


“No one could remember it and no one could pronounce it. If you say it with a British accent, it sounds really good,” Carri said.


In fact, even baby Ottilie’s great-grandmother struggled with the pronunciation; according to Carri, her grandmother had Post-It’s all over the house to help her remember it.



The couple didn’t want their daughter growing up having to correct everyone who mispronounced her name and decided to change it.


“Anytime anyone said her name, I kind of cringed,” said Carri.


“Introducing her made me sweat. And I thought, we’re going to keep having to introduce her! This is going to be a problem forever.”


They re-named their little girl Margot!


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