Parents change child's name because no one could pronounce it

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After Pronunciation Struggles, Parents Changes Baby's Name

The couple chose what they thought was a lovely German name, and it is techincally pronounced OTT-ti-lee.

But they got fed up when everyone started calling her "oddily."

Carri thinks she knows why. She once knew someone from Europe with the name, and was used to hearing it pronounced with a lovely U.K. accent.

She told Today.com that Americans don't pronounce their T sounds sharply enough to properly say the name.

"This was a huge bummer," Carri said.

To make matters worse, she said that people would often skip the name all together and call little Ottilie "the baby."

To save "the baby" from a lifetime of confusion, Carri and her husband decided to rename her.

They officially changed her name to Margot Mae.

Carri made the announcement in a mass email, including a super cute picture of Margot to "distract from the craziness they were reading."

"It just felt like the right decision," she told Today.com.

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