I think I must be really selfish
DH has been feeling a little left out when it comes to the naming in the past.
For my DD, we didn't know the gender before the birth. We had a couple of favorite names in mind, but nothing was set in stone. We named her Ella when she was 3 days old - after toying around and trying to decide for 3 days. It had been a favorite of mine during the pregnancy - but DH didn't like it. After she was born he said "Well, actually she does kind of look like an Ella", and so we went with that.
For my DS, we knew it was a boy. We couldn't agree on a name - I liked Emerson or William, and DH liked Eldon or Edmund. When he was born, we still couldn't agree. MIL brought up the name Eli while we were in the hospital. I remembered I had liked that one earlier in my pregnancy, but had thought it too similar to Ella. We ended up going with Eli since we couldn't agree on any of our favorites!
Now that we are expecting again (still lots of time, I know!) DH has already started bugging me that HE gets to pick the name this time. He says he wants it down in writing that he gets to choose :rolleyes: because he knows if we leave it until the hospital, he'll take one look at me (as the woman who just went through labour for the 3rd time) and have to give in (as usual). LOL
I guess I have been selfish in the past, but what do you do if you don't like the name you DH picks?!? Just suck it up? LOL, I guess I will have to!
So - has everyone always decided mutually on names? Do you take turns?
At least this time around if it is a girl, we already have a name decided that we BOTH like. If it is a boy.....I'm going to have to let him pick, and I'm not sure I want to!
(Bad, selfish Sandra, I know!)
And sorry so long!