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August 13th, 2013 11:47 PM #1Senior Member
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- Midwest, US
Parents' reaction to name - that went about how I expected
I knew it wasn't going to be received well, but at least it's over. My 4 year-old spilled the beans tonight on the baby's name and FIL's reaction was, "LINUS?! That's an AWFUL name. You can't be serious!" Um, yeah. *sigh* I have to keep in mind this is the same guy that gave me a list of about 10 names that he deemed "better" than Sylvia when he heard her name after she was born. MIL was at least diplomatic. She said, "Like Linus Pauling? It's... um... distinguished." I know they'll get over it, and it was about the exact reaction I expected, but I still feel deflated. Now to tell MY parents....Mom to Sylvia Caron and Linus Roman
August 13th, 2013 11:58 PM #3
Linus Pauling is definitely distinguished. It's a strong, quirky name, offbeat but not odd. You've picked a winner. Ignore your parents. What matters is that you and your husband like the name.
Matilda Sailor or Faye Matilda | Sylvie Winifred or Simon Atlas | Atlas Dov or Alice Violetta | Lucien Wilde or Lucinda Jane | Jane Lucinda or Jack Mariner | Marlowe Charles or Roscoe Thomas | Charles ' Charlie' Wallace or Marigold 'Maggie' Wynn | Eloise Lily or Elliot Darwin | Iris Cordelia or Thea Marina | Jasper Augustus or Juniper 'June' Lovelace | Julian Felix or Judah 'Jude' Reeve
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August 14th, 2013 01:49 AM #5Senior Member
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I'd just remind them that they got to name their children, it's only fair that you should get to name yours.
August 14th, 2013 02:00 AM #7
They'll get over it. If you and your husband love the name and think that your son will love it too, that's all that matters.Emily, 18, Southeastern US.
College student and avid name nerd.
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August 14th, 2013 07:39 AM #9Current favorites:
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