Should a 10 year old child be allowed to change his name?
my sister is considering allowing her son to change his name, he has a foreign name(his father is from france)and he dislikes this because some kids are teasing him in school,and many people mispronounce it and have trouble reading it(such as doctors ect,) i cautioned her this may happen when she told me what she intended to name him before he was born. she felt strongly about the name anyways. now she and her husband are divorced .now she tells me she never liked the name and it was all her ex husbands choosing. the boy is 10 will be 11 the end of the month. i think this is a very bad idea, wont it be confusing to not only other children, but himself. she intends to legally change his name because he, a 10 year old, wants to!! he is also choosing his new name (which has changed now several times) my sister asked me if i think it is a good idea, which i do not. i told her i would be asking others what their feelings were. so far each and every person whom i asked feel this is a foolish idea. is it a wise idea to change the name of a 10 year old