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    Default Baby Name Conflict

    I always said to DP that if we had a baby boy, I wanted to use my two grandfathers first or middle names to make up our son's middle name. Now that we are expecting a baby boy, DP has decided he would like to do the same with one of his grandfathers names. We don't want to use any as the first name and we can't have three middle names. I won't use only one of my grandfathers names and not the other. Should I let DP have his way and just hope that we have another boy so that I can honour my pop's?

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    To me.. You said it first so you get to name your grandfathers names. If you have a second boy then your dh can use his.
    If you hadn't mentioned you wanting it would he have come up with the idea? If not then not fair he gets his way over you.. I would stick to your guns!

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    To me id just choose a totally different name. Not fair to him if you get to choose from both your grandfathers and he doesn't.

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    there is no rule that says you cant have three names. I would see how the names all sound together, or see if there is some way to shorten one perhaps. or I agree with using one and saving one for the next son. our first son has my fathers name, and our second son has dh fathers name. marie.

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    I would use all three names or use completely different names.
    You both need to be 100% on the names.

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    Default Baby Name Conflict

    Quote Originally Posted by kim85 View Post
    To me.. You said it first so you get to name your grandfathers names. If you have a second boy then your dh can use his.
    If you hadn't mentioned you wanting it would he have come up with the idea? If not then not fair he gets his way over you.. I would stick to your guns!
    I agree with this.
    Though if the three names sound okay together I'd just have three.
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    I don't believe you get to name your son just because you came up with a name first. I wouldn't be happy if my husband chose our child's name and I had no say. Hopefully you have another son in the future

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    My opinion would be different if you were only asking for one grandfather's namesake, but to use both and then refuse him to, is unfair.

    Why not compromise and use both of your paternal grandfather's names and maternal if you have another boy, or vice versa?

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    I would choose either his or yours, but whoever 'loses' out for the middle name gets more sway for the first name.

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    No reason why he can't have three middle names. I knew a guy with 3 middle names and he seems to be getting by in life just fine

    If you don't want to do that, then you need to compromise. You shouldn't get full say over the names just because you thought of a name first.


 

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