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Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: A Gift From Mom.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Adam, according to a new survey out of Britain, nearly 20 percent of parents regret what?

ADAM FELBER: Scones.

SAGAL: Never personally had a scone that I regretted for an instant, Adam. That's not it.

FELBER: Having children.

SAGAL: Not, no - they're - they - they're not that bad.

FELBER: Keeping children.

SAGAL: But they regret - some of them regret it as soon as they see it on the birth certificate.

FAITH SALIE: Oh.

FELBER: Naming them.

SAGAL: Yes, naming them. They regret...

SAGAL: Twenty percent of parents...

SAGAL: ...Regret the name they gave their children. According to the poll, 18 percent of British parents regret their baby's name, 2 percent end up changing it. It's not always the parents' fault. Popular culture can take your baby's name and change it. And it can be problematic or embarrassing for the kids if, you know, they think that you named your child after the popular culture. So you have to say things like, no, no, we don't watch reality TV. Black Chyna was my grandmother's name.

SALIE: Right.

FELBER: (Laughter) And her favorite...

SALIE: I'm not...

FELBER: ...Thing to serve Thanksgiving on.

SAGAL: Yes. One mom in the survey says she regretted her child's name when it was, quote, "taken by a terrorist group soon after she was born," unquote. Poor little Symbionese Liberation Army Johnson.

SALIE: (Laughter) Have - do you - we're all parents - anybody got regrets?

FELBER: I feel bad about naming my boy son of a whore.

SAGAL: Yeah.

SAGAL: It's getting trendy now though.

SALIE: It is.

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