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April 23rd, 2013 11:58 PM #6Senior Member
- Join Date
- Sep 2011
It's a sweet idea, in theory, but we got our kids' input the last time around, and when DH and I ultimately decided on a name that our then 5 year old disagreed with, it was not pretty! He is still upset about it, and this pregnancy, praying for a boy so we/he can use the name that was his top choice last time. But as others have said, if you're certain you'll be absolutely fine with any of the names on your short list, no harm in involving other kids. I'm trying to keep their input limited to choosing blankets and onesies this time!If only I could make a living naming other people's children...
Girl names I'm loving right now: Alaka, Jane, Daisy, Arabella, Francesca, Georgia, Ciara, Violet, Flora, Raphaela, Beatrice, Winter, Hazel, Delia, Bronwen
Boy names I love (after naming 5 of my own): Gideon, Watson, Magnus, Miles, Oliver, Callum, Felix, Rafferty/Rafe, Edmund, Reuben
April 24th, 2013 12:22 AM #8Senior Member
- Join Date
- Dec 2012
- Adelaide Australia
We made sure our two year old could pronounce all our top choices before adding them to the list but didn't ask for ideas as she was too young. Choosing from a shortlist is a lovely idea.
April 24th, 2013 12:41 AM #10
Personally, I don't think I would give an older child a real say for various reasons--conflict, ownership, objectifying....I don't know. I guess it would depend on the personality of the child, the reasoning for letting the child choose, and how firm/loose you are in your choices. I can imagine it having both horrible and fantastic outcomes depending on the situation.Olivia/Livia/Livy/Liv : Thessaly/Darah/Bethel : Noelle/Eve
Benedict/Eli: Jude/Zane: Luke/Darius : Levi/Phineas/Calvin
April 24th, 2013 05:16 AM #12
I chose my sisters name, Isabella, back in 2002 when I was seven. My mum liked it because of a song; and my stepfather liked it because he preferred names that ends in -a, so they decided to go with my choice. Would I have chosen a different name today? Yes, but I don't think that Isabella (or Isabel - I gave them options) is a bad name.
Personally, I wouldn't let any future children name a younger sibling. I would, however, definitely take input. Say if I was in between two names, I would most certainly ask the older sibling/s which name they preferred. I'd might even let them pick a middle name if I liked it.Exporting beautiful old Danish names, exotic Greenlandic names and Greenlandic sibling names.
Henry Ásgeirr Edmund • Amaury Charles Fyodor "Theo" • Alexander Adelin Lórien "Sasha" • Asa Elessar/Valdemar Ivik
Cosima Ingrid Zenobia "Mimi" • Matilda Ivalo Galadriel "Tilda" • Gaia Margaret Undómiel • Juno Catherine Françoise "Shazza"
April 24th, 2013 05:29 AM #14
I don't think I could hand over the final choice to my children but I would like their input if they were older. My eldest will be 3 when baby number 3 arrives so I will mention names to her and see if she can pronounce them but that's probably about it. If she had free rein on choosing a name we would probably end up with something like "Cupcake Rainbow" hahaThe 3 Princesses in my life...