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June 18th, 2012 04:08 PM #1Junior Member
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Help!!! We can't agree on Any name!!
I'm Due August 17th. My name is April, And I have a 10 year old son Devin Michael.
I really really want to name our new daughter Avery Maria - But The father is Dead set against it. I'm the one carrying her and delivering her, Should I get to pick my only daughter's name?? Especially since I love love love the name.... ???
I really want to keep it an A name and middle name has to be Maria. Or a variation of it.
Open to suggestions///....
June 18th, 2012 04:16 PM #3
Maria is lovely! I personally wouldn't go with Avery, though, but that's because Devin is also unisex, so I think it could be tricky to figure out which is the girl and which is the boy, when they haven't met your children before. What about it is your partner against?
I love the idea of Annabel Maria, I think that's lovely. What about:
Aurelie Maria/Aurelia Maria
Aurora Maria (you could use the unisex nns Ari and Rory for this, too)
I can understand your hesitation, since you'll be the one carrying the baby and giving birth to her, and I, too, have names I really love and wouldn't want to give up, but she'll be his baby just as much as yours, right? I think you both deserve to love your daughter's name--equally. When I go through the naming process, I will want my husband to love my children's names just as much as I do, and much as I wouldn't want to give up Isabelle, Arianne, Caleb, and Everett, if he hated them, I probably would. Then again, it's a priority to me that my partner loves the name just as much as I do.
twenty-something name lover dreaming of adoption.
Isabelle | Arianne | Olivia | Violet | Rachel | Lillian | Charlotte | Eleni | Hannah | Eva | Catherine | Emmeline | Tess
Caleb | Everett | Asher | Jack | Grayson | Avery | Bailey | Samuel | Boaz | Zane | Brody | Spencer | Grant
June 18th, 2012 04:36 PM #5
I think that the naming process must be done together, and I understand that you love the name but you should probably find something you both like. I second the suggestions of Abigail Maria and Annabel Maria from ashthedreamer.
Anna-Maria ___________ (this way you have a double-barreled first and you can choose a middle name for fun!)
Angela Marie| Arabella Monet | Henrietta Plum | Isolde Noor | Agatha Ruby | Marian Primrose |
| Emma Berlin | Cressida Lilac | Jessamine Lark | Vivienne Snow | Ireland Eve |
June 18th, 2012 05:09 PM #7Senior Member
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I agree with the last two posters - naming should be a decision that's equally yours and your husband's. Even if what you choose isn't either of your absolute favorite names, it should be something you both love.
I love the suggestions of Alice and Ava - I think those are beautiful. I also thought of Alexandra/Alexandria and Audra.
June 18th, 2012 05:21 PM #9Senior Member
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I absolutely believe that carrying/delivering the baby does NOT automatically give the mother extra leverage on names-how ticked would be if were the other way around? I know that if I were to demand a name, my dh would probably give in, but that's not how I want to make such a big decision. I want to tell my kids that we both loved their name, not mom demanded her way, and dad gave in.
Ask dad what he wants (could be he just wants to be consulted). If you picked the A first name thing AND the middle name, then maybe he should get to pick the actual first name. No matter what, figure out something together!