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June 17th, 2013 02:51 AM #1
Telling the family?
This is an interesting bit of social dynamics I've noticed here. Do you tell the family the name before the baby is born? Do you ask for their suggestions, or input on the names you're considering?
My parents didn't tell my family until we were born, even though they used 100% family names. I probably will keep it to myself/between me and the father as well, even though my family is pretty chill and would be okay with whatever.
What do you think? Is getting that input really important to you, or is it more important for your child to be names solely by you?I’m just trying to behave as I think a friend should behave. Granted, I haven’t had much practice.
~Elphaba Thropp, Wicked, by Gregory Maguire
June 17th, 2013 03:04 AM #3
My cousin who just had a baby at 23 didnt tell anyone [except her fiance] any of the names she was even thinking of using until the baby was born. I dont think it really matters, just personal preference if you ask me but what do I know.15 year old who writes in her spare time, looking for new names all the time <3
Girls: Melody, Briar, Arabella, Tempest, Zoey, London, Zara, Peyton, Sadie, Rani, Liora, Jordan
Boys: Jackson, Rixon, Seamus, Jai, Claude, Carter, Asher, Rhys, Rian (prn Ree-an), Levi, Leo, Joey, Harper, Damien, Sebastian, Jasper
June 18th, 2013 06:53 AM #5Senior Member
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We discussed names we were thinking of using with the grandparents but kept the final decision a surprise. They knew the short list of 10 or so for either sex and we asked them about family names too. Happily they were thrilled with both our choices.Thrilled to be mother to @gnes Ei1ish Madeline and Fe1icity Bridget Be@trice
If we'd had boys the list was: Godfrey, Seamus, Alexander, Michael, Felix, Peter, Ignatius & Sebastian.
July 18th, 2013 12:36 PM #7Senior Member
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July 18th, 2013 01:02 PM #9Senior Member
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I think I would keep it between me and my partner until the birth mostly because I don't give a flying crap about my family's opinion of the name, once we've picked it the name is not being changed! But that's the raging Irish temper and Viking stubbornness flowing through meCoraline "Corey", Georgiana "Georgie", Cecilia "Cici", Guinevere "Gwen", Aili
Darcy, Vaughn, Leif, Heath, Huxley, Kenneth, Cormac