Recently in Reddit, a mother posted a thread asking about whether or not she should allow her adopted 6-year-old to change his name. Her son, whom she and her husband adopted as a toddler, was originally named after a piece of furniture. She writes, “He had a rather unusual name but we decided to keep it. We researched a lot and although the name seemed awfully silly, it felt wrong to take his name from him.” However, as he has grown, he has become increasingly unhappy with the name given to him by his first family. He even asked if it could be changed as a birthday present this year.
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