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  1. #21
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    I can't even imagine falling out of love with my child's name. I'm not saying I never second-guessed it (when we were still in the hospital after she was born, I kept asking my husband if we gave her the right name, if she really looked like her name - he was sensible and wouldn't even discuss it), but once the name is theirs, don't you love it even more because it's their name? I think that's how I feel anyway. Maybe it also helps that we pick names with many layers of meaning and significance to us and our family, other than just "oh, I love the sound of this name the best" (although it was and is my favorite). Not that there is anything wrong with that, I just think it's more likely for your taste to change or you'll hear a new name you love more (for the moment) and wish you would have used it instead if there is nothing else tying you to that choice.

  2. #23
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    For the most part, yes. I still love their names. Ava Dulcea, Mia Isobel and Remy Forrester especially. I just love how very very romantic they sound. With Aidan though, I was younger and my style was different. Mackenzie in the middle is a complete regret as it had no meaning to me at all. I literally just threw it in because I had no direction and it sounded well enough with Aidan.

    Gemma Hermione is the name that has me the most unsettled ever. I just don't know that I picked the right name. I'm especially doubtful about Hermione, and that was my favorite part of the name before. And it comes down to the feel of the name. I love a romantic quality in a name more than anything else. I feel like Gemma Hermione is vintage, but not romantic. That bothers me to no end. Every day it eats at me. Every time I look at her, I'm looking for her name. For these reasons I will likely make some change to her name. I could just change the middle name, or I could revamp the whole name. Mind you, I don't think that should be done lightly and I won't do it unless I'm 100% on a different name and certain that I would never want to change it again.
    Not so done having children after all. We're not ready for TTC quite yet but when we do get pregnant,the husband handed sole naming rights over to his name obsessed wife!

    If it's a boy: Tristan Ambrose Galahad
    If it's a girl: Genevieve Claire or Josephine Adele

  3. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by gigigibbons View Post
    For the most part, yes. I still love their names. Ava Dulcea, Mia Isobel and Remy Forrester especially. I just love how very very romantic they sound. With Aidan though, I was younger and my style was different. Mackenzie in the middle is a complete regret as it had no meaning to me at all. I literally just threw it in because I had no direction and it sounded well enough with Aidan.

    Gemma Hermione is the name that has me the most unsettled ever. I just don't know that I picked the right name. I'm especially doubtful about Hermione, and that was my favorite part of the name before. And it comes down to the feel of the name. I love a romantic quality in a name more than anything else. I feel like Gemma Hermione is vintage, but not romantic. That bothers me to no end. Every day it eats at me. Every time I look at her, I'm looking for her name. For these reasons I will likely make some change to her name. I could just change the middle name, or I could revamp the whole name. Mind you, I don't think that should be done lightly and I won't do it unless I'm 100% on a different name and certain that I would never want to change it again.
    I am so worried this will happen to me with the next baby. We recently got a Chihuahua puppy (in no way am I comparing this to your situation with your daughter) and it has been almost 3 weeks and she still remains nameless. It started out as Flora, then I thought Moxie fit her better, and yesterday I was sure she was a Lola, and now I just have no clue. What if I'm this indecisive about a baby's name?
    My cherished daughter, Rowan Jane. ~b. 10/2011~


    Sawyer ~ Aven ~ Elowen ~ Sage ~ Eilonwy ~ Eleanor
    Morgan ~ Asher ~ ___ ~ ___ ~ Currently trying to fill the blanks...


    Trying for #2 in January 2014.

  4. #27
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    Ah, happy to see this thread. I have some name regret. My husband is a junior so I felt somewhat obligated to name our son after his dad and grandfather. There were other names I wanted to use but now I can't imagine our son as anything other than a Charlie. Because I didn't get the naming experience that I wanted during our first pregnancy I've had much of the naming reign with our daughter. I had so much anxiety looking for names thinking "What if I don't like this in 2, 5, 10, 20 years?" It was stressful but I feel like I've chosen a name I truly love!
    Proud mom to Charles Hailey "Charlie" [b. 12/15/11]
    Emilia Edith Corinne "Millie" [dd. Sept, 2013]

    Quinn | Daphne | Kellan | Eilidh | Juliet

    Declan | Jack | William | Aiden | River

    "Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see"

  5. #29
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    I love my children's names more now than I did when I picked them because I associate them with my children. It took me a long time to come to terms with our eldest name as it was picked by his father, but I suddenly found myself falling head of heels in love with it.

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