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February 14th, 2012 05:01 PM #6Junior Member
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I am not yet ready to have children, but I know for a fact that I will not be telling my family my name options before the baby comes.
My family is really into top 100 names and refuse to accept anything the falls outside of that.
If it rhymes with Aiden or Kaylee/Kylee then that is even better.
For my own sanity I will keep them to myself!
February 14th, 2012 05:25 PM #8
moxielove -- LOL sneaky! Clever idea. Of course then you have to be prepared for millions of other suggestions too.
pansy -- good points. I think we've gotten to where we've mostly decided on "the name," however it was never on the list we ran by family in the first place. It was sort of a "dark horse" so I don't know how to get feedback now without announcing "this is the name." The babynames.com voting list is a good idea I hadn't thought of. We had some friends who posted a list of half a dozen names on Facebook and asked for feedback. I don't think I would want input from EVERY friend, yikes. Of course I totally thought Atticus was the joke that the ornery husband threw on the list so I never commented on it, and nobody else did either, and they ended up naming the baby Atticus. Sometimes I wonder if they were already leaning toward that one or if they thought it was the best since it didn't get negative feedback, LOL!
sarah.jane -- your message hadn't loaded before I posted. I totally understand that perspective too! My family is so crazy though, the sister who finally confessed that Deveraux sounded like a midlife crisis likes ALL Top 50 names, but yet she's the one who told me to use Quigley for real (this is our little nickname we gave the fellow while we're deciding on his real name)! How confusing can you get?
Last edited by saracita00; April 3rd, 2012 at 10:50 PM. Reason: missed sarah.jane's message
It's a girl coming in March!
Dulcinea Liberty Lanz nn "Daisy"
February 15th, 2012 05:56 PM #10
You have to remember that your kid has to live with that name for the rest of his life. I know parents that say, "It's my baby and I'll name it what I want." The fact is, as the baby's parent your responsibility is to give your baby good name that it accepted in general society, because they're the people who your kid has to live with and be judged by. Ask for feedback, and your child will thank you for it later.Jane, Vivian, Lydia, Annabeth, Tallulah (Lula), Florence, Virginia, Mabel, Risa, Eve, Eloise, Susannah
John, Alan, Maxwell, Erich, Nathan/Nathaniel, Leo, Connor, Jack, Paul, Rieger, Francis
"Any daughter of mine that wants to be a stripper, pole dancer, or porn star is going to have to overcome the obstacle of her dripping-with-intelligence name and change it herself to something creatively slutty like they did back in the good ol' days."
- Anna Stesia
February 15th, 2012 06:37 PM #12
It's a fine line to walk. I will probably throw name out to my family and friends, but I have a hard time not taking things personally. If 9 people liked it and one person made a face, what would I focus on? Yes, the face person of course. I am worried it would spoil the name, even if I had confirmation from the majority that it's not too weird/complicated/trendy etc. I guess I just need a thicker skin
I suppose the best way is just to be upfront with family and friends: "So I have a name I love. If you don't care for it, that's fine, but what I'd rather know is (fill in the blank)" It could be: How do you think it is spelled? Have you known anyone with that name? Does it register on your radar as a recognizable name?
February 15th, 2012 06:55 PM #14
Telling people your names at any time can be tricky. Reactions can be helpful, and hurtful. I liked obscure names that got negative reviews on here, well some mixed. I went with a unique name that can shortened to a top 1000 name so everyone is happy!Proud mama to L. and S.E.R.
*Magnolia Alice/ Evangeline Snow/ Adelaide Clover/Annabelle Violet/
Wesley Rohan/ Hugo Phelan/August Grey/Thatcher Fox/ Ignatius Grey/Caius Grey*