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    I called my youngest Memphis, my grandmother couldn't stop telling me how horrible it was and for a good 2 months only ever referred to him as the baby, even in the congratulatory card she sent me she wrote "I'm sorry but I just don't like his name"
    We had a lot of mixed reactions to it.

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    I think it's awful when people think they've got a right to give you their opinion on a name you've chosen for your child. it's your kid, not theirs, so be damn polite and say nothing of you can't say anything nice! annoys me so much!

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    Like you kissesforfive, my dh's grandmother said 'oh dear, there's still time to call her Lucy.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kissesforfive View Post
    I called my youngest Memphis, my grandmother couldn't stop telling me how horrible it was and for a good 2 months only ever referred to him as the baby, even in the congratulatory card she sent me she wrote "I'm sorry but I just don't like his name"
    We had a lot of mixed reactions to it.
    That's horrible! I made a point of saying things like "that's an interesting name!" instead of "that name is godawful!". That being said, I don't see anything wrong with Memphis...now if it was Memmfuss, we'd be having a different conversation!

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    We heard "that's an interesting name" a lot which I didn't mind at all

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    My dad's mum hated my name... and insisted called me my middle name.. my first name is normal!

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    Default Horrible baby names

    My son doesn't have an unusual name, for the UK it's pretty common but has a bit of a posh label so I did worry people would think we were tryhards, Australia it is becoming more common, there's definitely another hubber that's used it. But in the US it's pretty uncommon and they associate as more a 'Latin' name. When I was pregnant we used to call DS 'DH Jr' (ie his name) and when DS was born and we told my parents his name they said 'oh. We liked DH Jr better' 😳. Then when they were talking to MIL they said 'oh I guess it's similar to such and such name and we could call him that for short.' No. Just no. If we wanted him called that we would have named him that! 😡. Wtf? Why was it necessary to even comment?! His name isn't even weird!!!!!! It's only 4 letters as well so it doesn't really need to be shortened!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    My son doesn't have an unusual name, for the UK it's pretty common but has a bit of a posh label so I did worry people would think we were tryhards, Australia it is becoming more common, there's definitely another hubber that's used it. But in the US it's pretty uncommon and they associate as more a 'Latin' name. When I was pregnant we used to call DS 'DH Jr' (ie his name) and when DS was born and we told my parents his name they said 'oh. We liked DH Jr better' 😳. Then when they were talking to MIL they said 'oh I guess it's similar to such and such name and we could call him that for short.' No. Just no. If we wanted him called that we would have named him that! 😡. Wtf? Why was it necessary to even comment?! His name isn't even weird!!!!!! It's only 4 letters as well so it doesn't really need to be shortened!
    Luca?
    Theo?
    Hugo?
    Milo?
    Otis?
    Jack?
    Toby?

    sorry you gave quite a few clues and if got my brain going 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    Luca?
    Theo?
    Hugo?
    Milo?
    Otis?
    Jack?
    Toby?

    sorry you gave quite a few clues and if got my brain going 😂
    Haha! It is one of those . But jack and Toby would be pretty common in the states 😉

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    ooooh! you give good clues


 

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