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Thread: Name Hatred
June 4th, 2013 11:02 AM #1Junior Member
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We are expecting our first child together, and he hates every single name I come up with. Be it a boy or a girl name, he just seems to hate it. We managed to settle on one girl name and one boy name, but I honestly don't love either of them. I know it sounds selfish but if I'm growing the thing for 9 months, shouldn't I get a little more pull in the naming arena? After all he already get's 1/3 of the name automatically.
June 4th, 2013 12:24 PM #3
Tell him you don't love either name and then get him to go through a baby name book and write down names he likes. Maybe there will be a name you BOTH can love on this list. It's worth a try. Just don't SETTLE for a name you don't love. You'll be saying this name a lot so you better LOVE it. Ideally, both parent should make the decision together and be happy with the final choice.All the best,
June 4th, 2013 05:36 PM #5
Sorry sweetie, but a child's name is a compromise and you can't hold his last name over him since you can always double barrel (use both yours and his last name) or if you're married and already took his last name, well then, you already missed your chance to have the last name talk/argument.
Also it is not the man's fault for not being able to carry the baby, so you can't use that argument either.
You both have to like the name. If you want another option, pick a name you love and use it in the middle. Otherwise keep looking, there are thousands of names out there, one of them you are both bound to like. Also if he's hating all your name choices, make him make a list of his own. Maybe you'll find something on his list you love just as much as him!
June 4th, 2013 08:58 PM #7** The opinions expressed above are not meant to be reflective of Nameberry as a whole but are my opinion and mine alone. **
Henry Nathaniel (3) and Julia Paige (1)
Bennett - Emmett - Felix - Oliver - Owen - Preston - Samuel
Abigail - Claire - Clara - Hope - Lydia - Maude - Molly
June 5th, 2013 01:22 PM #9Junior Member
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It's just become so frustrating. He won't come up with a list of names. He vetos everything I come up with. He has two children from two previous relationships. In voth of those instances he pickd one name, and the mom the other name. He said that since he didn't like their choices, he's picking the name this time. It feels incredibly unfair that I don't get to have a say in naming someone I'm giving birth to.