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March 16th, 2013 07:01 PM #16
That's so beyond horrid..."I hope you never have another girl", that's appalling. If my mother in law ever said that, we would have serious issues for years.
I can't believe some of the things some mother in laws have said to nameberry users. You guys are all better than me for handling it.
The worst commentary I've had hasn't been that bad, only things like "Olivia and Henry? What are you, white?" which was the most recent one from a 16 year old I've known since childhood. Oh, by the way I have a great-uncle Henry, and the only thing white on him is his hair.
I have yet to have children, so we'll have to wait and see. I purposely don't tell people close to me my top names because they're so off of what they'd choose or suggest. I do know my aunt hates the name Nathaniel, but that's because her 7 year old son had a bit of an issue with a bully named Nathaniel. She said she'd never call him Nathaniel, but I'm fine with nicknames or her using his middle name.
March 16th, 2013 07:03 PM #18
March 16th, 2013 07:04 PM #20
Don't be discouraged - my maternal grandparents disliked my name and tried to talk my mother out of it, but they came to love my name. I do understand the disappointment though. About a year ago my DH actually let me talk about names with him and we found out that we both liked Cordelia - the first name I ever mentioned to him that he accepted! Well, I guess he mentioned it to his mother and, in her true blunt fashioned, simply told him that it was ugly. I think it turned him off the name a bit, and it made me really sad.
BTW - I love Saskia. It's one of my cousin's middle names (she live in NL), and I think it's just gorgeous!
Last edited by raptreverie; March 16th, 2013 at 07:06 PM. Reason: forgot to say how much I love SaskiaLoving right now:
Eulalie Catherine, Cordelia Iseult, Cosima Beatrix, Cecily Morgana
Ivo Marius, Euan Casper, Remy Nathaneal, Crispin Adair
March 16th, 2013 07:10 PM #22
My whole family spent about ten minutes bahing the Agatha, after I made the mistake ofbringing it up. Not going to repeat their comments, but most were just cruel. I got a similar reaction from a friend when I mentioned I liked Agatha, "Do you want to torture your future kids?!" I knew people wouldn't like it but I didn't think it was that bad.15 year old name lover, with a cat named Neville.
March 17th, 2013 12:53 AM #24Senior Member
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ITA I think if you're that shakeable then you really need to reevaluate your choice. It could be that you really love it but possibly the name is too weird/too cool/too girly/too ... for who you are.
My mom hates Tallulah and Honora/Nora. Her exact words were: Tallulah- "please don't do that to a child" and Honora/Nora- "ugh!". I reevaluated. I really only liked Honora/Nora to get to the nn Nor. I loved Noor but didn't think it was "acceptable". When I told Mom she loved it because it sounds like me. I reevaluated Tallulah and realized that it is pretty frilly and doesn't quite fit my personality but I still plan to use it. Mom still hates it but she knows that I'm firm on this one. We just joked about Tallulah when I saw her last weekend
Mom adores her grandchildren but she doesn't like any of their names. She likes all the names in my sig (except Tallulah and Aviva) so I tease my older sibs about it being proof that I'm her favorite.
Shea * Jade * Azure * Bodhi * Fox * Greer * Blaise
Lotus * Tallulah * Noor * Jasper * Linden * Arden