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vent ~everyone's crapping on our name choice

post #1 of 64
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ugh! i'm so frustrated...we were so happy to have found a name that we both like and it didn't take hours and hours of debate like it did with DS, but now everyone we tell is like, "oh, well, it's not something i would choose..." or "i'll let you know what i think in a few days, maybe it will grow on me..." part of me just wants to say screw them, it's my kid but then another part of me doesn't want my kid to grow up with people making a face whenever he's introduced! ugh

fwiw, the name is warren

thanks for letting me vent
post #2 of 64
Warren is way more normal than any names we have chosen, and I like it, FWIW I have to tell my mom beforehand what we plan to name our kids because otherwise she would have no idea how to spell or pronounce it Our weird kid names DO grow on her though... and it IS your kid! Name him what you want to name him. You can't please everyone, and your child can always get a name change later if he wants to Though I think Warren is a very nice name :

love and peace.
post #3 of 64
I really like the name Warren - very cute! And unique too. People can be so insensitive about name choices, downright rude, especially when you announce it before the baby's born. So sorry you're getting negative feedback. I love your choice.
post #4 of 64
Warren is pretty normal. If you really like it, use it. They'll get used to it.
post #5 of 64
I named my kids "different" names kinda...Tanner , Selah (see-luh) and a boy Lane. Now my Brother in law calls him(Lane) driveway! Its pretty normal for other poeple not to just LOVE your choice of names! But hey, if you both love it that is what matters! Especially if it means something to you. Theyll get used to it!! Dont let them bother you
post #6 of 64
If my baby's a girl? Her name is Aiobhlinn. You could start telling people you're naming the baby Hamish, so that when he's born and you name him Warren they accept it better. People are weird, I like the name Warren, I think it's a fine name.
post #7 of 64
I'm kind of surprised that you are getting that reaction with the name Warren. It's a pretty normal name IMO. One, it isn't their choice and two, it will grow on them. Congrats on finding a name that you both like so easily -- that can be such a long process!
post #8 of 64
Warren is a very nice name. I was waiitng t hear it was some totally out there freaky name...but Warren? It's a totally fine name.
post #9 of 64
I found that you cant please anyone with name choices

I got flack for both my choices. Oh well I am happy with the names we picked. If others arnt they dont have to use them

One of my relatives still throws off on my using a X instead of Z for my ds.
post #10 of 64
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Originally Posted by stacey2061 View Post
ugh! i'm so frustrated...we were so happy to have found a name that we both like and it didn't take hours and hours of debate like it did with DS, but now everyone we tell is like, "oh, well, it's not something i would choose..." or "i'll let you know what i think in a few days, maybe it will grow on me..." part of me just wants to say screw them, it's my kid but then another part of me doesn't want my kid to grow up with people making a face whenever he's introduced! ugh

fwiw, the name is warren

thanks for letting me vent
I think Warren is a nice name. In the future, don't tell anyone until after the baby is born--for some reason, when the kiddo is still baking, people have this misguided notion that they can offer whatever silly comment come to mind.
post #11 of 64
I actually laughed when I read "Warren" because it's SO not the type of name I was expecting someone to have a problem with!!
post #12 of 64
all the cool kids double post.
post #13 of 64
WTH! I think it's a great name! It will work for a kid but more importantly it will work for an ADULT, which is great since he'll be one for a LONG TIME. I like it. Could be professional, could be a fun guy's name, could be a professional and fun guy's name. It's nice and strong.
post #14 of 64
If you are non-confrontation (I tend to be like that ) I probably would say "We haven't decided yet" or something along those lines. Non committal.

When I was pregnant with DS and found out that he was a boy people would ask what we were going to name him. We told them a luckily people liked the name.

When I do find out with this little one and people ask us his/her name I am prepared for people not to like it.

If they say anything negative my reply is going to be "DH and I like it and its not up to you" or "Why bother asking if you are going to be negative about it?".

It may seem rude to some people but to me that is rude and hurtful if they say things like "oh, well, it's not something i would choose..." or "i'll let you know what i think in a few days, maybe it will grow on me..."

Warren is not a horrible, wierd or unlikeable name to me. Warren is perfectly fine! Trust us. It isn't a name that a boy is going to be embarrassed about.

Now if you were going to name your son "Shadow" then maybe that is a name that you may re-consider if people are pulling faces but still ... it is your DH and your choice ... no one elses. Don't let other people stop you from doing what your heart really wants.

And to you as well.
post #15 of 64
I realized with my first that from that point on I wasn't sharing our names. So I made up two names and that's what I've been telling people. I tell them Uniquwa for a girl and Pilchard for a boy (both cartoon characters) LOL! No one believes me, they know I must be kidding but I don't tell. I ended up telling my Mom because she pressured me and promised she wouldn't critisize. Then my dh ended up telling his Mom and Sister, but oh well. At least I don't have to deal with their bitching and complaining.

Anyway, in the future don't tell anyone! Or say you don't know yet!

Oh and I think Warren is a great name!
post #16 of 64
Once they hold tiny Warren, they'll fall in love head over heals... & that gorgeous entity is named Warren! They'll love the name like you do. & if not, it doesn't even matter... he'll win their love & they'll love him regardless of any name. My crazy mother has nicknames for all of the kids, grates on all of my sis's nerves like nothing else... but hey, she's not their mama, is she??!!!

This is your choice, you're growing him, your husband planted the seed... he's your (both of you) baby. If Warren feels like his name to you two, then what could possibly be wrong with that name?

Yk, as a not-a-mama-yet club member, I have to say that giving a name is so very personal... a gift of sorts... so, really, how *could* anyone know that little soul better than you & your partner? yk? Be strong & confident here. You 2 know what is best for your son, name included.

btw, I really like Warren. It sounds accomplished & free spirited at the same time.
post #17 of 64
if it makes you feel any better, not many people originally liked the name we picked for our little guy either (ezra). we shared names with both our girls & no one expressed negative opinions about our choices so i was so shocked when people said anything at all. they're all coming around, though, and saying the name has grown on them. now if he'd just come out so we can all meet him face to face!!!!
post #18 of 64
Aww! <hug> I have a cousin named Warren! I don't think it's weird at all. My aunt actually laughed right out and said OMG don't name him that, it's so awful!! when I told her we were considering Bjorn (with 2 dots above the O) as a name... well it ended up being his name. Whatever, her son is Zane which I personally think is a weird name but would never say anything and she obvioulsy loves it so who am I to criticize? Names grow on people, stick with what you love unless you have a weird gut feeling about it. Our little guy is SUCH a Bjorn
post #19 of 64
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Originally Posted by imbarefoot View Post
I realized with my first that from that point on I wasn't sharing our names. So I made up two names and that's what I've been telling people. I tell them Uniquwa for a girl and Pilchard for a boy (both cartoon characters)
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My dd would be so stoked if we had named her Uniqua. That's hilarious!
post #20 of 64
like the others said - if you like it go with it. almost nobody likes our kids name or the names we've choosen for the next kids.
we like it
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