These Parents Changed Their Baby’s Name At 3 Months Old Because No One Pronounced It Right

The baby formerly known as Ottilie.

This is the Kessler family from Los Angeles. Mom Carri and dad Will have two young daughters, 3-year-old Hadley and 4-month-old Margot.

This is the Kessler family from Los Angeles. Mom Carri and dad Will have two young daughters, 3-year-old Hadley and 4-month-old Margot.

Carri Kessler

But Margot’s name has a pretty interesting backstory, because for the first three months of her life her name was Ottilie.

But Margot's name has a pretty interesting backstory, because for the first three months of her life her name was Ottilie.

Carri Kessler

Carri Kessler told BuzzFeed News that the couple knew immediately when their first daughter was born they wanted to name her Hadley.

For their second baby girl, the only name they agreed on was Ottilie, (pronounced OTT-ti-lee), an uncommon name of German origin.

“Sure, it was a little unique, but so beautiful,” Kessler said. “A former colleague who lived in the UK was named Ottilie and I loved it from the first day I heard it.”

However, after their daughter was born, the Kesslers found themselves running into some issues with her name. Namely, people weren’t pronouncing it the way they expected.

However, after their daughter was born, the Kesslers found themselves running into some issues with her name. Namely, people weren't pronouncing it the way they expected.

Carri Kessler


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