So, I have some thoughts on baby names, but I have not said anything to DH yet, as I am not sure it is worth fussing over until we find out what we are having. (and he likes a 'family name' from some cousin several times removed who founded the SC government or something like that.... , and it is sorta wierd for a boy )
Here are my questions:
Do you think a boy named George would get teased? It is sorta a dorky name, isn't it? I really want to use George Henry. It is my Dad's name (he is dying), and I really want to pass it on. However, I also don't want to arm any potential bullies with an easy target, either, ya know?
Also, for a girl. I like either Margaret Ann, or Ann Margaret. I really like Ann Margaret, but do you think people will think about the actress. (She used to Elvis films, I think). These are my Aunt's first names (I have both thier middle names). Is Margaret too Old fashioned? I wanted to name DD Margaret, but I was talked out of it by several Margarets I know.
I really don't want to tell DH about this right now, because he is set on naming his son (if it's a boy) after this random relative. I mean, the kid will get his last name for the rest of his life. My dad has 8 GRANDDAUGHTERS! So I thought it would be noce to carry on the family name. DH did say we could use my maiden name (Christian) for a middle name- wasn't that nice of him?....
10 weeks is too early to be obsessing over this isn't it? But seriously, I lie awake thinking about this! (I can't sleep anyway!) LOL!
I have a brother named George. He really never ever got made fun of for it. I always thought it made him sound more prestige. I like Margaret because Maggie is a really cute little girls name. But IDK I think I like Ann Margaret better. It's a toughy for sure. It's not too early to obsess. That's all I keep talking about to DH. I'll see a show and say "babe, don't you love that name? should we use that?" and he just rolls his eyes. He's sick of it already. haha
I like the name George - I don't really think he would get teased, but I don't know. I think it's kind of a cool name nowadays, so he might have a classmate or two with the same name, who knows.
I'll be honest, Ann Margaret makes me think of the old Elvis actress. (or maybe I'm just old. ha ha!) But I don't think calling her Margaret would be too old-fashioned, it's kinda cute. Or would you consider calling her Maggie (I loooove Maggie, this is our front-runner for a girl's name right now).
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I love the name Maggie for a girl. I can just see her running around in little pigtails
I don't think George is old fashioned at all. It definitely meets my criteria (common name people have heard before, know how to spell, in the top 100). I honestly think a kid is going to get teased no matter what his name is. DH was hung up on Nicholas for a while (even though it was his idea at first) because he used to call a boy on the bus "Nicholas Dickolus"
I think if kids really want to find a way to tease someone, they will. So I wouldn't let that be a hindering part of your decision making. I like George. It is a very nice and respectable name!
I like Margaret a lot too bc even though it is common, it isn't common really, ya know?! I don't know a single Margaret, but I do know a lot of Ann's.
I'm obsessing too. I am mostly concerned that if it is a boy, we won't be able to find a name I like! If it is a girl, the decision will be a lot easier.
I like the name George and can't think of how that would be made fun of. Margaret isn't a favorite of mine, but I had never heard of the actress you mentioned so I don't think that's really an issue. I prefer "Ann Margaret" to the switched names.
I don't think it's too early to think about names, particularly if your husband is caught up on a name you aren't interested in. We've had a few conversations about it and very quickly just nixed some of each other's ideas. It was so much easier than I thought it would be to narrow it down to names we like.