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    With our first 2 we agreed that if it's a boy he picks if it's a girl I pick, BUT I have suggested all names
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    No way. I've teased DF with it, but in the end it has to be something we both agree with.

    DF didn't love DS's name but he could tell I really wanted it so he agreed and picked the middle name. This time round, we're choosing first names we both love & picking a middle name each that we both agree on. If we can't agree we're going to let DS have the final say!

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    You can't compromise on one choosing a first name and the other choosing the middle name? Or maybe a hyphenated name like Sarah-Jane or Mary-Lou.
    One chooses the first part and the other the 2nd.

    That's all I can suggest. I would not be pulling rank though. You don't want your husband to hate the name of a child he is supposed to love unconditionally. It wouldn't be fair.

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    So I am considering saying "I have to birth our child so I get to choose"
    Any one done this?
    I think this is a fair call. Everything is so pro the father and his rights these days, women are becoming nothing more then a vessel to carry the baby!
    The woman makes the ultimate sacrifices when it comes to pregnancy and childbirth so why shouldn't she be allowed to chose the name?

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    Nope. I think it needs to be a 100% mutual decision. Both patents need to agree on and be happy with bubs name.

    I'd hate to have called our child a name I disliked so why would I do that to my DH?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChickyBee View Post
    No way. I've teased DF with it, but in the end it has to be something we both agree with.
    Same here. I certainly didn't mean it, I may be carrying and pushing the baby out, but then couldn't he "pull rank" by saying that he will be contributing more financially for the next few years than I will be? I'd be furious if he did, so I don't pull rank myself as it would be just as unfair .

    We had heaps of squabbles over names, but eventually we were left with ones we both loved. Write down the names you like in order of preference and ask if he likes any of them, that's what I did and DH picked number 2 on the list I made as his favourite.

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    No, we both agreed on the names for both children. Though I did pull rank and insist that yes, DS did need a middle name! But the names chosen are ones we agreed on.

    When I was pregnant with DD, I had a name I'd loved for years, but DH hated it, so it got taken off the list. Glad he didn't like it as the name we chose suits her

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    I didn't "pull rank" as such (though I would have), plus my situation is a little different as I wasnt with FOB during the pregnancy and birth.
    But basically, I made him THINK he had chosen her name, when really they were names I suggested that he agreed with. We had two names we had agreed on before the birth, then when she was I born I said "i think she lools like a (insert babies name here), and he agreed. But I think at that point I could have said her name would be ronald and he would have agreed lol

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    Rank? Seriously? We are all equals in this house and naming was a joint decision 100%.

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    Nope. No rank to pull

    And, as PP have said, I wouldn't do that to DH and I wouldn't expect him to do that to me either. It has to be a mutual decision.

    To my thinking, that would be a dodgy way to start off too. If DH tried to do that to me, then I'd be wondering what other parenting decisions he would try to overrule me on.


 

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