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    Default Who chose your baby's name?

    Did you, or your partner come up with your child's name? Or was it a joint decision?

    Did you, or your partner need to be persuaded? Did one of you choose the first child, then the other chose the next?

    Are you both happy with the name/s now?

    I'm 23 weeks pregnant at the moment and we're playing the name game. I came up with DD's name and I think that I did such a stellar job I should automatically be granted full naming rights for this one too . If DH was to choose a name (as only it seems fair you're probably thinking) I know in my heart that I will hate the name forever and it will NEVER grow on me.

    I'd like to know how you compromised on something that doesn't seem compromisable at all.

    TIA, Mary.
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    I mentioned I would like to name my first son after my dad & my first daughter I wanted to have a family name from my mother's side.

    DH said he would like his children named after his great grand parents. His great grandfather's name worked well with my Father's name so we will go with that. Hi great grandmother's name is the same name i Wanted but a differnt spelling. WE chose my spelling and Then his great grand mother's maiden name for a middle name.

    God help us if we have 2 kids of the same gender.. our boy's name can be feminised but not the other way around.

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    I think it has to be a joint decision - both parties have to agree and you have to keep going through the baby book till you find one you both can live with.

    DS' name was definitely a joint decision. With this preg I have doubts about the name, DH loves it, but if I said I didn't like it, it would be back to the drawing board.

    incidentally, mum hated my sister's name so much she got up one morning when she was about 8 months old and got it changed by deed poll...and didn't consult anyone. I'm not sure how dad took the news actually.

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    I came up with dd1 name, DP didn't have any major objections. Her name was tweaked a bit but that was just minor stuff. Cos DP was so supportive during and after pregnancy I gave him naming rights to dd2 but he also made sure she had a name we both liked. He ran names passed me and I told him if I liked them or not (if he asked) and I told him that was my gift to him. Now dd2 and DP share a much closer bond than DP and dd1 every has. Something he really needed.

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    We both decided on our sons name. We came up with a short list of names together and then once our son was born we decided on one from the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckduckgoose View Post
    I think it has to be a joint decision - both parties have to agree and you have to keep going through the baby book till you find one you both can live with.

    DS' name was definitely a joint decision. With this preg I have doubts about the name, DH loves it, but if I said I didn't like it, it would be back to the drawing board.

    incidentally, mum hated my sister's name so much she got up one morning when she was about 8 months old and got it changed by deed poll...and didn't consult anyone. I'm not sure how dad took the news actually.
    omg! Wow. What does your sister think about it?

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    My DH suggested it and it just *clicked*. It was a name that I really loved but had my heart set on another name but DH didn't like it. We absolutely chose the right name.

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    For our girls we had a short list that we both agreed on. When they were born I told DH to pick their names (cause I didn't think they looked like anything!) and he did an awesome job, right name both times.
    For DS we had no name we agreed on. We had agreed to give my sister, who will be childless for life, naming rights if we reached 60 days and still had no name for. When he was born I said he looked like a name that we had both said no to. DH was unsure of how it sounded with our last name but on day 3 agreed it was the perfect name for DS.

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    For all three, I've provided options that I love and he's had power of veto and then ultimately made the decision. He's always had to be "encouraged" to provide much input or any suggestions of his own. We both love all of their names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesperatelySeekingSleep View Post
    omg! Wow. What does your sister think about it?
    I don't know really, I don't think she minds, she's always known herself by her "new" name.


 

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