(FOXNEWS) — Expectant parents, back away from the baby-name books.
Okay, a peek or two probably won’t hurt you. But if you’re planning on trashing “15,000 Baby Names” for the even-lengthier “The Baby Name Countdown: 140,000 Popular and Unusual Baby Names,” you may be setting yourself up for a fall.
Psychologists are finding that more choices often lead to more paralysis and regret, and baby names seem to be no exception.
“There isn’t hard data, partially because I don’t know of any accessible data on name changes,” said baby-name expert Laura Wattenberg. “But as a percentage of my mail … remorse from parents who have already chosen names is rising.”