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  1. #1
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    I'm not sure if this is name regret or...

    Since we've been home from the hospital, I've been trying to avoid calling my son by his first name. It's not that I think Colin doesn't fit him, it's just that it's awkward for me to call him anything for some reason. For so long, he was faceless in my mind before birth and I still don't know his "personality" (or as much of one as a 1 month old can have.) I've been trying to call him by his first middle because that's what I wanted to name him in the first place, but even its not sticking. What's going on with me?
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    Sometimes it's weird to actually put the 'name to the face' of a newborn, which is why so many people wind up with cutesy baby nicknames early on. I have plenty of friends who weren't calling their child by his/her name until a little later on, or unless they had to reinforce it for older sibs to remember.

    Your hormones are probably making you feel uptight and nervous about this, but really there's nothing to be nervous or upset about. Colin's name will grow on you- there are reasons you loved it to begin with, and those most likely haven't changed.

    With my kids, it took a while for me to actually believe that their names 'belonged' to them, but once they did they've stuck well ever since!

    Try to get some rest, take care of yourself, and continue recouping, and enjoy the little guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flamingo View Post
    Sometimes it's weird to actually put the 'name to the face' of a newborn, which is why so many people wind up with cutesy baby nicknames early on. I have plenty of friends who weren't calling their child by his/her name until a little later on, or unless they had to reinforce it for older sibs to remember.

    Your hormones are probably making you feel uptight and nervous about this, but really there's nothing to be nervous or upset about. Colin's name will grow on you- there are reasons you loved it to begin with, and those most likely haven't changed.

    With my kids, it took a while for me to actually believe that their names 'belonged' to them, but once they did they've stuck well ever since!

    Try to get some rest, take care of yourself, and continue recouping, and enjoy the little guy!
    I agree completely! Honestly it probably took me almost a year to get comfortable with calling my son by name.. he definitely went by cutesy baby nicknames during that period of time but eventually the nickname faded and we had no trouble transitioning into the use of his first name. It happened slowly and I didnt even really notice the transition... but I do remember feeling extremely awkward calling him by name as a newborn!

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    Thanks, ladies! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has experienced this. I was honestly freaking out a bit, like "what if we picked the wrong name?" I'm guessing this feeling will pass when he gets older?
    Little man
    08/16

    Hannelore Moon . Esmeralda Poppy . Tilly Rune . Maisie Eluned
    Endymion Albert . Viggo Edmund . Omri Leo . Sutton Charles
    . . .

    MAYBE: Sage Zephyrine - Boheme Isobel - Euphemia Eden - Thomasina Amelie
    Marsden Pax - Casimir Zoltan - Errol Johannes - Ambrose Adair - Maxwell Rainier

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    This just happened to my friend. She had 2 previous children that she named as soon as she found out what they were. Baby 3 had no name up to a day after he was born. Then she couldn't get used to saying it. He is now 2 months old and she adores his name. She was really worried too but it all worked out!

    Colin is a great name BTW. Congrats!

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