I'm The Mom Who Wanted To Change My Daughter's Middle Name To ‘Awesome' – And You Won't Believe The Backlash I've Received

06/20/2014 05:21pm ET | Updated June 20, 2014

Monday was a rough day. First, some background.

On Valentine’s Day this year, after a bit of saving and a little help from a friend, I managed to scrape together enough money to file a petition to change my daughter’s middle name from Conteá to Awesome. It cost $150 to file the petition, and $194.36 to post legal notice in the paper, once a week for four consecutive weeks.