A mum claimed to be having "sleepless nights" over her two-year-old daughter's name and admitted she wanted to change it.

The mum sought advice from the parenting website Mumsnet, asking fellow users what they'd do in her situation.

She "deeply regrets" her daughter's name and is "100% certain" she's going to be bullied, Liverpool Echo reports.

She called her request for advice "I need to change 2 year old DDs [dear daughter's] name" and changed her username to avoid being identified.

On the post she said: "I've name changed as knowing Mumsnet, [you're] all going to want know her name and I should imagine she's the only 2 year old with it so quite outing.

"I'm coming to deeply regret DDs name, which is sad as it's a pretty name and really suits her. However I'm 100% certain she is going to be picked on, bullied and teased for being called this.

"This should have been foreseeable when me and exDP [dear partner] were choosing names. I was pregnant and hormonal which perhaps stopped me seeing sense, not entirely sure why exDP didn't say no (he actually was the one who suggested the name).

"There are longer names which could still be shortened to her name now, but would at least give DD the option not to be called what she is IYSWIM [if you see what I mean]?

"I've briefly mentioned to exDP my thoughts and he is firmly of the thought her name isn't to be changed. I honestly think if I went to court (and I would consider this) and judge would allow a change for DDs sake.

"So I guess a bit of a wwyd [what would you do]?"

One Mumsnet user said: "What on earth can this name be that's so awful a judge would take pity on your daughter?"

Another said: "Not change her name. She is a little person who knows who she is. Unless you have called her fanny. Go on. What is her name?"

A third said: "Come on, what's the name?"

A fourth said: "Hmm, tricky. She will be knowing and responding to her name by now - is it really that bad that you're willing to cause that level of identity confusion? Are you willing to share the name?"

Another person commented: "She’s already developed an identity & her name is part of that. It would be really confusing for her. Surely the name isn’t that bad?"

And another said: "Hard to tell without knowing the name."

Another Mumsnet user said: "Problem is she's old enough to know her name. Unless you've actually called her Fanny. Which surely you haven't."

One person commented: "Why do OP’s do this?? Ffs you know you’re going to have 10 pages of posters yelling ‘What’s the name?!’"

Another said: "Why would you name change specifically so you can give the name and then not even state the name?"

Other people speculated whether her daughter's name was Alexa, like the Amazon device, or Daenerys after the Game of Thrones character.

The mum then confirmed her daughter's name is Alexa. She said: "It is Alexa.

"It's a lovely name and it really does suit her, but recently I've had comments from kids and adults about it. Even my own b****y dad has bough at echo dot and thinks it's hilarious when he talks to my Alexa and it answers.

"There was a discussion on radio 2 I think about the name.

"A friend's primary aged kid asked if that meant he could tell her to sing songs for him like his Alexa does. I just feel like I've set her up for a life time of being told to turn the light off, or play 80s music or tell a bad joke. It's hardly like Amazon is just going to change their name is it? It's honestly giving me sleepless nights."

One Mumsnet user replied: "No offence, but you are being ridiculous!"

The mum said: "None taken, and I'm quite relieved that the majority think I am being ridiculous."

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