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February 26th, 2012 02:02 AM #11
I am not remotely interested in sharing. It is hard enough to battle out a name I like, then agree on a name DH likes too.
No way am I adding anyone else into that equation.
In the end (miracles willing) our baby will be named with great care and love, and if other people don't like our choice then they can go have their own child and name that. LOL
emiliajCurrent favourite boy names: Cormac Flynn Nathaniel (Nate) Oliver Alexander Liam Hugo Isaac Leo
Current favourite girl names: Phoebe Jane Kiara Skye Phoebe Sophie Charlotte Eliza Violet Annabelle Ruby Chloe Elodie Rose Gemma Grace Tessa Kate Brynn Felicity Seraphine Shelby Eloise
February 26th, 2012 02:06 AM #13
Not pregnant yet (but trying! OMG it's frustrating...) but I'e narrowed my list to two boys names and two girls names.
I've shared them with some friends, but not others. It helps that we already have one daughter, and I know from last time what sort of things people said about our name choices. So this time around I know who to tell what!
BTW, choice are...
Hamish MichaelMother to Evelyn Heather
Currently loving: Annabel, Hamish, Bethany, Liam, Violet, Lachlan, Isla, Lennon, Amelie, Callum, Claire, Reuben, Fiona, Rowan, Aurora, Connor, Ever
February 26th, 2012 02:19 AM #15
When we have children, we'll likely be keeping our mouths shut. I know I have a unique taste that my mother doesn't share so I don't want to open that nutshell, and if I don't tell my mother, it's really not fair if we tell anyone else. So nobody is going to know! Except us of course, and as someone else said, it's hard enough to finalize a choice that we both like! Much less adding in everyone else! Once we find something, we are keeping it under wraps!
That being said, our top names right now are...
Corisande (Middlename pending!)
(Jane and Caro being the first 4 letters of each grandmothers name, both names on their own so it's perfect!)In Love, Engaged, and Fantasizing about Future Babies!!
We have two lovely rabbits named Luna and Lilou!
Lords - Lachlan Alexander - Evander 'Anders' Alcott - Cadmus Walter - Theron Xavier - Thatcher William - Peregrine North - Dresden Alasdair
Ladies - Natalie Winter - Adelaide Pearl - Hermione Jane - Corisande Fable - Lavender Alina/Irie - Cordelia Autumn - Virginia Joy- Odessa Faye
And Patience.... The one thing I never had enough of....
February 26th, 2012 09:45 AM #17
It only took me sharing one name with my mom back in 2006 when I was pregnant with my first (the name was Adele, the reaction was "Like the farmer in the dell" - eyeroll, eyeroll) to decide I would never again share names with people in my circle before the baby was born. Names are like art - what is beautiful to me is not necessarily beautiful to you, and we don't have to agree. Naming a child is hard enough between two people, without adding the unhelpful opinions of a whole league of folks whose thoughts, frankly, don't really matter in the grand scheme of things.
I named my second child (daughter) Virginia. I knew my mother would hate it, and I decided I didn't care. It made for a much less stressful process to just decide we were going to choose names for us, not to please others.Mom to Luke Edwin and Virginia Noemi
Adam, Eli, Henry, Levi, Leo, Miles, Milo, Nigel, Owen, Quincy, Sidney, Tristan, Stellan, Wyatt
Estella, Magnolia, Sadie, Evangeline, Annabel, Josephine
February 26th, 2012 11:23 AM #19
I'm not pregnant, but I am a name nerd. Sometimes I share names with my family or close friends and the reactions vary. My Dad is probably one of the only people I like sharing names with because he likes a lot of the same names I do and even if he doesn't like it he finds the positives about it. My mom is a little less positive (I told her about the name Genesis and she flipped out). I also tell my best friend but she doesn't have the same style and openly told me that she didn't like most of the names I like. (I told her my favorite name in the whole world was Cyril and she told me she'd always call my kid Cereal. Oh well, I still love that name and am going to use it anyways.) If and when I ever do get pregnant I'm not telling anyone until after the kid is born.
February 26th, 2012 10:28 PM #21Senior Member
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I can't tell. I wish I didn't care but I do. My husband told someone tonight and they had a negative reaction... and the name slowly fell in my mind. Never knew how much of a people pleasure I was until this baby naming adventure came along!!
February 26th, 2012 10:44 PM #23Senior Member
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We don't anymore. We did with our first, and not that many people disparaged our choice, but we weren't 100% certain about it and we got lots of monogrammed gifts. After that were like, "OK, I guess that is what he's going to be called!"
February 26th, 2012 10:58 PM #25Senior Member
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I have learned my lesson with my 4 previous children that people can ruin names for me. So when we get pregnant next time i will definitely not be sharing our name(s). Hopefully People will keep their opinions to themselves when the name is attatched to a child.♥ Maria
~ Lydia Juliette ~ Emmeline Sophia ~ Elodie Violet ~ Georgia Ivy ~ Isla Winter ~ Felicity Joy ~ Ivy Primrose ~ Etta Caroline ~ Tallulah Kate ~ Penelope Iris ~
~ Eli Cruz ~ Jasper Quinn ~ Dexter Cruz ~ Remy Alistair ~ Leo Cruz ~ Alister Quinn ~ Quentin Alistair ~ Roman Cruz ~ Nico Alistair ~ Nathaniel Quinn ~
February 27th, 2012 02:02 PM #27Senior Member
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We shared our individual long lists (we kept separate lists in the beginning) with our friends and family pretty early in the process and asked for their thoughts, but told them up front that we didn't plan take their opinions too seriously. As it got closer to the due date, we did reveal our short list to our families, but told them that they wouldn't get more than that until after the boys were born. It wasn't hard to stick to that because we didn't decide on their names until they were 2 days old anyway.
I really liked getting feedback from people around me, but I think doing it early in the process with huge lists was beneficial. That way we weren't too attached to any single name yet and there were LOTS of names for people to comment on so they got the picture that it was very preliminary and they were all just names we liked but maybe weren't going to use (there were definitely some "dreaming" names on there). Presenting it in that light got us productive feedback, and no one was too negative. But we could also have just been really lucky.Mama to twin boys Oliver Graham and Luke Axel
February 27th, 2012 10:42 PM #29
I discuss my names with others, so I guess I'm in the minority. I enjoy getting feedback from people, even when it's not positive. It's easy enough for me to brush off negative comments if I can write them off as a matter of different tastes, and sometimes people have actually pointed out unfortunate associations or potential pitfalls I failed to consider. Plus, I just enjoy talking about names with people.