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June 17th, 2013 10:25 AM #21Senior Member
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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.
June 18th, 2013 07:57 PM #23
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.Blessed to be a mother of 5.
My dashing fellows: Aidan Mackenzie (12 yrs) and Remy Forrester (resting in heaven)
My dahling daughters: Ava Dulcea (5 yrs), Mia Isobel (2yrs) and Gemma Hermione (just joining us!).
June 18th, 2013 11:16 PM #25My 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.
June 20th, 2013 02:20 PM #27
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"
June 21st, 2013 07:46 AM #29
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.