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post #21 of 30
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I think Finn thinks his name is Chubby Bunny or Finnypants, because that's all I call him.

OP- Everett is my FIL's name. We call him Ev.
My DH's grandfather was also called Ev by DH's grandmother. I am resisting that nickname because DD is Evelyn.
post #22 of 30
I nicknamed Derek Der Bear. I am sure that will stick for the rest of his life.

Di Linh, was Evelyn a family name? I have a friend back in Ohio with an Evelyn who is named after her grandmother.
post #23 of 30
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I nicknamed Derek Der Bear. I am sure that will stick for the rest of his life.

Di Linh, was Evelyn a family name? I have a friend back in Ohio with an Evelyn who is named after her grandmother.
No, but I like it because it is a "grandmother" name. We love old names. Our other girl name is also a "grandmother" name. Evelyn was the name of a childhood friend. I always liked her name so it stuck with me. DD's middle name is Rose which is after my mother. My mother's name in Vietnamese means Rose.
post #24 of 30
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No, but I like it because it is a "grandmother" name. We love old names. Our other girl name is also a "grandmother" name. Evelyn was the name of a childhood friend. I always liked her name so it stuck with me. DD's middle name is Rose which is after my mother. My mother's name in Vietnamese means Rose.
People used to hassle me about giving Dorothy an "old lady" name.
Did you get that at all?
post #25 of 30
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People used to hassle me about giving Dorothy an "old lady" name.
Did you get that at all?
Fortunately no. People should really keep their neg opinions about your name choices to themselves. DH's grandmother (who was married to Everett) was Dorothy. I loved her so much in the short time I got to know her. We got along much better than MIL (her daughter) and I did.
post #26 of 30
I am totally not used to her name!! I force myself to use it to get us used to it! We had a hard time choosing something, and the name we agreed on, that we sort of had an idea of ahead of time, didn't seem to fit her once she was here.

I had thought to myself that the name we chose as her middle name, should be her first name, but dh wasn't feeling it, so we kept it the middle. I always think of her as that name.

We usually call her "the baby girl", and I've used her name mainly when other people ask me what it is, since I rarely mention it! I'm sure it will eventually become "her", just as the other ones have.

I remember with our first son, we had decided on a name a couple weeks before the birth, and after he was born we had some dr appointments and when they came out and called his name, we totally ignored it, not realizing his name was HIM and they were calling US!
post #27 of 30
My little guy is named Mattias, and it doesn't come that naturally to me sometimes. The other day my hairdresser asked me what his name was and it took me a second to respond. I call him Stinky more than anything, though. Maybe I should try using his name more!
post #28 of 30
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People used to hassle me about giving Dorothy an "old lady" name.
Did you get that at all?
I just wanted to say that after reading one of you previous posts in this thread, I noticed that you have a Dorothy and I thought to myself what a sweet name that is! I love it.
post #29 of 30
The moment my daughter was born I wanted to name her Sierra, but every time I suggested Sierra _(insert one of several different middle names here)_ then for DH it was a no-go.

For several months before the birth, DH had been suggesting Jasmine, among a couple other names. Finally I suggested Jasmine Sierra, since that way at least I'd still have the name I wanted for her, even if it wasn't her first name.

Well, for a while it was really weird for me trying to call her Jasmine instead of Sierra, but I finally got used to it after a few days, and now it's feels odd to call her Sierra.

The funny thing is, now DH finds it really weird to call her Jasmine, so he calls her Sierra most of the time. So I'm using the name he picked, and he's using the name I picked, lol! And half the family is confused asking what her name is, because they hear me call her Jasmine and him call her Sierra. DH just tells them "both."
post #30 of 30
I'm having a hard time with Griffin's name as well. I call him everything other than his name... I called to make an appt for him the other day and every time I heard the receptionist say his name I felt strange, like, is that really his name?

We had a few names picked out and I could NOT decide on any of them and when the midwife asked what name to put on his birth cert, I just looked at my husband and said, "Griffin?" Still not sure at that time. I really think it's a cute name, but for some reason it isn't settling with me...
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