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post #21 of 56
I don't get why others think they have some say in naming another person's child--unless those parents ask for opinions, you know? I knew my family wouldn't be thrilled about the name we've chosen for this one, but my mom just said, "oh I'll love it once she gets here". That's a good attitude to have--hopefully your family will see it that way eventually.


My dh's office manager said, "eww, that's awful."
post #22 of 56
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My daughter is Lillyanna--she has a few choices for nicknames in there (Lilly, which we call her, Lia, Lianna, Anna, Ann) and that was deliberate.
My DD's name is Madeline Elizabeth. We've called her Maddy since she was born. I didnt know if I should pronounce her name Mad-a-lynn or Mad-a-line so I decided to let her choose. I am SOOOO glad she chose Mad-a-line. But she has many options beyond Maddy or Madeline, her middle name is Elizabeth and there are DOZENS of nickname variations.

I got made fun of for my name. My name is Alexis. I got a lot of rhyming. Lex rhymes with sex, Sexy Lexy, Alexis/Texas... Annorexis, Dyslexis, My dad drives a Lexus... BLEH! It wasnt until recently that I started liking my name and I also started letting my friends call me Lex. At work I am Alexis but around friends and family I am Lex.
post #23 of 56
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Annabelle is lovely. They had their turn to name babies, now its your turn.

They also arent the ones birthing the baby (which if genetics work the way I think they will, she will be HUGE... h2o homebirth should be interesting... DH is the smallest of his mom's brood and he was 10lb 12oz. I was the smallest of mine at 7lb 14oz)
post #24 of 56
No advice... just wanted to say I love the name... I was reading through and read the name and was like "that is so pretty! what on Earth could people not like about it??"

Tell them to get over it!
post #25 of 56
my family didn't like my son's name at first and were pretty vocal about it. but oh well! i love it and i can't imagine him being named anything else.

she's YOUR baby. name her what you love.

its a beautiful name, btw.
post #26 of 56
I know how you feel. We get this everytime with our kids names. I like unsual names or unusual spellings. Our first was Mackenzie, FIL called her Big Mac just to be spiteful. Now she is Kenzie.

If you love the name go for it. They'll get over it. I LOVE the name by the way.
post #27 of 56
I think it's a cute name. If she's not fond of Annabelle herself once she's older, then she has the option of going by Anna, Ann, Bella, Belle, Elle, or Ella. I think it's a great name!

I made the mistake of telling IL's one of the names we were considering. MIL actually had the balls to say "Well, you'll just have to come up with something better." I was flabbergasted at how rude she was. I told her that she'll just have to get used to it becuase it just might be the name if we have a boy.
post #28 of 56
I like it Annabelle is a very pretty girls name. I have a Nathan and he ONLY answers to Nathan ( even at 4 1/2) people can stand and say Nat or Nate till they are blue in the face and he wont answer. The first month you will have to correct EVERYONE everytime they call her Anna or Ann.. they will get sick of you saying Annabell.
They can name their next baby anything they want LOL
post #29 of 56
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My MIL and mother are stoked... My MIL's name is Anne. We all call her Annie so because of that the kids call her Nannie. I told her that we were naming her Annabelle and she clasped her hands together and boasted "Nannie's little Annie" so we know what Nannie is going to call her... LOL

My mom loves that I used part of her name. Just like my father with his name (Bruce, which he still hates) she would hate for a child to have to have her name. Her name is Lori. She said she likes it now but it was hell when she was growing up. I am happy about the fact that it ties myself, my mom, and my mother in law together. (aside from overly mothering me, its the only other common thread the two of them share.)

Madeline is already working on nicknames for her. And Dylan asked if he can call her "Belly." I told him that it might not be too highly appreciated. But it was kinda funny.
post #30 of 56
I really like her name!

But that IS why we don't tell names before the birth of the baby. People feel too free to express their opinion before the birth. And I don't think there is any name that everyone would like. Once it's a done deal, they're less likely--'cause it would be RUDE.
post #31 of 56
I love the name and would name my first daughter Annabel if DH liked it.

Anyway . . . I'm a fan of not telling people ANY of the names we're considering, and not announcing the name until the baby is good and born. Call me cynical, but I just don't see what good can come of telling people in advance. Either they might steal your name, or insult your name, and at the very least they won't be as surprised when the baby is born. Think of not telling them as doing them a favor by creating a nice surprise later on. And I agree that people are much less likely to attack a name once there is a sweet little baby attacked to it.
post #32 of 56
My family hated my son's name too.


Then they met him.


They love the name now!
post #33 of 56
i don't see what is even tease-able about annabelle. it is absolutely beautiful, classic, strong, and with many manifestations for those unhappy with it.

i told our in-laws we were naming our new baby THOR, god of thunder, so we figure what ever we actually name the baby will be better in their opinion than that. (very traditional) the problem was we got really attached to THOR and began to loooooooove it for a boy. It was very masculine, strong and short, which goes well with our last name. I couldn't imagine calling him anything else, then he turned into a she, and that's made it a whole easier.

YAY to annabelle delilah!!!

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post #34 of 56
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i told our in-laws we were naming our new baby THOR, god of thunder, so we figure what ever we actually name the baby will be better in their opinion than that. (very traditional) the problem was we got really attached to THOR and began to loooooooove it for a boy. It was very masculine, strong and short, which goes well with our last name. I couldn't imagine calling him anything else, then he turned into a she, and that's made it a whole easier.
I have a friend who is expecting a boy in October. She is naming him Thurston Reinhardt. (a name she and her DP loved and the middle name is her father's first name.) They are callling him Thor. They also call him Thunderbutt. I am knitting him a beany with wings on it.
post #35 of 56
Thunderbutt!! : I love it!
post #36 of 56
Personally, I LOVE the name you have picked...obviously!

When I was pregnant with my Annabelle, we got the "cow" comments as well. I still have no idea where that comes from. My MIL was determined to call her Anna, but we held our ground that we named her Annabelle and that if we wanted her to be called Anna we would have named her Anna. She got over it pretty quickly.

I have been on the other side of the issue as well...when my sister named her DD Tristin Chase I hated the name...way too masculine, I thought. Now I love my niece's name and can't imagine her being called anything else.
post #37 of 56
I think it's a lovely name. I picture a little girl with dimples and curls.
post #38 of 56
My name = cow name, doesn't it? I don't recall EVER being teased about my name being a cow's name.
post #39 of 56
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I have been on the other side of the issue as well...when my sister named her DD Tristin Chase I hated the name...way too masculine, I thought. Now I love my niece's name and can't imagine her being called anything else.
Aw man- I don't know if I could get over that one. I'm too literarily inclined- not only is that SUCH a boy's name, it's a terrible, horrible name to give any child. It'd be like naming your kid "Deirdre" or something. I mean, talk about putting the gris-gris on the poor kid!

But devoid of context I'm sure it's a lovely name.
post #40 of 56
I only opened this thread because the evil side of me wanted to see what the hideous name was your family hated, I'm in the mood for a good laugh tonight. I was very disappointed. Anabelle Delilah is a beautiful name, nothing to laugh at. Your family is being mean.
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