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Thread: How to not share the name?
January 27th, 2013 12:26 PM #11
Do you have a reputation for being a Name person? That's the only reason I can think of to describe this creepy obsession people have with your name. It makes sense that if you are a name person and you are having a baby, people would want to know the name. I'm sorry that navigating the not-telling game is not going well for you. I knew a couple who just made a hardline rule that NO ONE would know. It seems like you don't want to do this, but at some point, it might be best if it gets out of hand. You can say "Not even my parents know the name" or "Not even my grandparents know the name" and then that might make them wonder why on earth you owe THEM the name.Names I enjoy:
Girls: Lucy, Elena, Lake, Sylvie
Boys: Jack, Eamon, Sylvan, Theo
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January 27th, 2013 12:27 PM #13Senior Member
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January 27th, 2013 12:30 PM #15
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January 27th, 2013 12:32 PM #17
Don't have kids, but before my nephew was born we were just given an initial "C". People had fun trying to guess C names, no one was right! Every time my parents talked about him, they'd say "how is Fernando" or "how is Wilfred" they weren't her style and obviously not C names but made it fun.
For my cousins, they always used the "what are your suggestions" approach. That way they get to hear names they may not have thought about, and the other person feels like they are involved by giving suggestions.
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January 27th, 2013 12:34 PM #19
My hairstylist told me she was pregnant, and I asked her a few months later about names. Looking back on it, she was pretty vague in her reply, and I just kept going with chatting about it. "I like classic names for boys, I like more unusual names for girls, but it has to be spelled correctly" blah blah blah. I was like "Why isn't she telling me?"
Oh man. I have to remember that this is forum where people go willingly to discuss names, and the real world is different. I was far from creepy about it, but it must have been annoying nonetheless.