I was wondering what you'd do if your parents hated the name that you and DH were thinking of giving your new LO. I told my mom some of my top choices this weekend, and she hates our number 1 choice. I'm really frustrated, because it's one of the ones that DH and I actually agreed on. We have this issue that we like traditional names, but we don't want it to be popular since we both have very popular names for the years we were born. So the question really is.. would you try to find an alternate name? Or would you just go ahead with it, mother be darned? I'll also add that I've run the name by a number of people and my own mother (who is usually so accepting of everything) is the ONLY person who has had a negative reaction.
Last edited by kittenchan; 07-20-2011 at 08:21 AM.
If you truly love the name, I would still go with it.
DD Annabelle 04/08/10 DD Gillian 09/29/11
I don't say our name ideas because people are way more opinionated when the name isn't attached to someone. I would still use the name or at least keep it in consideration while you think about other options.
I have a friend who was named and brought home from the hospital. Her grandma freaked at the name and her dad went back to the hospital and changed the name
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Go with it, it's your LO at the end of the day. She will learn to love the name as much as she loves the baby.
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DD - Leia, July 5 2008
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This is one reason we keep the baby name a secret. People LOVE to give their input on baby names! Go with what YOU WANT to name your baby afterall, it's YOUR child not THEIRS!
Yeah, that's why I don't like to tell in the "maybe" stages. I've learned if you tell people "we're thinking.." instead of "we're definitely using.." you get different reactions too. I might ask her WHY she disliked the name so much, but I'd probably use it anyway if I love love loved it and it was the one we agreed on.
ETA: My grandparents STILL can't pronounce Rowynn. My other grandmother spelled her name a different' way on all of her Christmas presents. The first grandmother that can't pronounce Rowynn calls me randomly and asks "How are you saying the baby name" because she keeps saying "Egg-N". I finally told her IT'S LIKE ETHAN BUT WITH A G.
I would still go with what you like. I recently found out that my MIL doesn't like the name we picked. I just happened to overhear the conversation at DS bday party last weekend so I don't think it was meant for me to hear. It would not had changed my mind one bit even if she had told me before.
DS - Stephen 7/5/06 (born 6 weeks early)
DD - Sophia 9/16/11 (born at 37 weeks, 6 days)
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