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    Default Annoying MIL .

    Far out, we told MIL we like the names (for a boy) Mason, Zane & Adam.. She keeps bugging us with every alternative for Mason - (jason etc) because SHE doesn't like it. she has managed to convince dh to not like it anymore either.

    next one is Zane now.. we only know of one in real life, and he's a friend's sons name, and she keeps on carrying on about how ''if we call this baby , Zane, he will ''turn out'' like the other one!! GRRRRRRRR...

    there's nothing wrong with the other Zane for gods sake! her problem is, is they are a different class to her and she doesn't like them. (she has a bit of a pole up her posh backside) now dh is umming and aarrring about this name too.

    Out of spite i feel like just calling this baby Mason Zane. LOL.

    sometimes this woman really drives me insane. 90% of what comes out of her mouth is just plain irritating.

    I have done the smile and nod thing a million times... but seriously!!

    My mother is hardly better. We originally like the name Daniel. and she kept on carrying on about how she doesn't like it, NOBODY likes it, and the best ones i have heard from relies as well (cousins): ''nope, don't use it, reminds me of Daniel Morbombe''... WHAT?!!! and ''í have watched plenty of horror movies and the murderer in the movie is usually called Daniel""... WTF?! that's news to me.

    BOTH mother's are going around to friends/rellies and asking their opinions about what THEY think of the names and coming back with feedback. like i give a hoot what anybody's thinking!! it's OUR baby.

    Aaaargh. just a vent im having really. the mothers need to take up knitting or something else with their time. ffs.

    then yesterday we had our dd's godparents say '''no you can't use the name Mason''' .... because dd's other godfather (she has 2 sets) had been attacked by a guy and was stabbed, 12 years ago and this guy who attacked him, his surname is mason.. and this is relevent to us, how?

    how about i call it nothing!! to please everyone.

    don't mind me, just my pregnancy hormones complaining.
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    Default Annoying MIL .

    Tell them to stfu! It's YOUR baby not theirs!!

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    Don't discuss possible names for your child. Once your child is born people rarely criticise your choice (unless it's really, really weird!), but before hand if you tell people they feel compelled to offer advice. It's hard enough to decide on a name that you & your dp/dh will like without needing input from all your family/friends.

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    We didn't tell anyone the name that we had chosen for DS for this exact reason! If you keep it to yourself then nobody can say they don't like it. And once your bub is here and already named, it's too late!

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    Default Re: Annoying MIL .

    I think not telling people your choice of baby names is usually the way to go. you then don't cop flak over names other people don't like. That's my opinion. I even turned down a beautiful name that I had considered just cos MIL suggested it because she already has way too much input and interference in our lives already and I refused to let her name our child as well. Even if I did like the name.

    Don't discuss baby names with her anymore because she will only end up naming your baby for you. She had her own babies that she named. Now is your turn.

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    Default Annoying MIL .

    If they insist on knowing what names you are thinking of come out with a name you would never have and tell them that's the name you want, we told both family's that if we had a boy it would be Ottis and girl would be Gertrude or Miley and Ottis if we had twins. They picked so many holes in the names we suggested (we did have to defend these names and act like thats what we really wanted) then when dd was born they were so happy because we hadn't used the names they thought we were going too

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    Argh you poor thing! So frustrating.

    Next time around we're not telling anyone what names we have in mind. Not only did we have everyone tell us how much they didn't like our names, we also had a relative steal our name, middle name and all. Not worth it!

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    Default Annoying MIL .

    Quote Originally Posted by Katie030711 View Post
    We didn't tell anyone the name that we had chosen for DS for this exact reason! If you keep it to yourself then nobody can say they don't like it. And once your bub is here and already named, it's too late!

    We did the same thing. At the start of the pregnancy we shared names we liked and got lots of judgements and opinions so when we finally did decide a name we didn't tell anyone until he was born and either everyone likes his name or they are just to wrapped up in having a new baby around because they haven't said anything at all about his name other then they like it.

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    Default Annoying MIL .

    I don't see how naming your child is anyone else business expect you and your DH. Everyone always has an opinion but they shouldn't express it if you didnt ask for it. I think it's really rude for other people to criticize a name that you may or may not call you child. Names are such a personal thing!

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    Default Annoying MIL .

    I have to agree with pp's. It's best to keep names to yourself until your baby has been born.


 

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