gemteck1 / CC Look at the Number of Parents Who Regret Their Kids Names! Ottawa, ON, Canada / boom 99.7 Dylan Black September 03, 2016 11:20 am 18% of parents polled in a new survey regret the name they gave their kid. The #1 reason? 1 – The name was too trendy. That means too many other kids have it! And get this, 6% of parents have actually changed their kid’s name. After the fact.