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post #21 of 27
We haven't even talked about names yet. It's been easy not to, because The Boy named the baby Trevor as soon as he found out I was pregnant (Trevor is the name of an engine on Thomas the Tank Engine, and also the name that The Boy chose for his imaginary baby brother when he started talking something like 18 months ago--when we told him there was a baby in my tummy he said "You mean Trevor's in there right now???"). So we've been referring to the baby as Trevor for the entire pregnancy, even though we don't know the gender and we have no idea if it's a boy or a girl. It's made it really easy to not even talk about names. DH did say the other day (now that I'm 36 weeks!) that we should probably talk about names, but that was as we were both on the way out the door to work, and that's the closest we've come to name discussions!

I'm hoping that Trevor comes out talking and will tell us what his/her name is, otherwise he/she may be nameless for a while!
post #22 of 27
Still no name here either and I am starting to get nervous. I decided I'm ok with having some choices and then waiting to see what she looks like, but we don't even have choices yet! I have a couple ideas myself but I keep falling in and out of love with all of them. And my DH doesn't comment if I mention names to him. He just shrugs and says, "yeah, it's ok." :
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by littlehalo View Post
Still no name here either and I am starting to get nervous. I decided I'm ok with having some choices and then waiting to see what she looks like, but we don't even have choices yet! I have a couple ideas myself but I keep falling in and out of love with all of them. And my DH doesn't comment if I mention names to him. He just shrugs and says, "yeah, it's ok." :
Seems to be a common DH thing. My mom says that when they were thinking of names for me, they agreed on girls' names OK, but that my dad kept dismissing all boy names she suggested as "too wimpy." Then finally she suggested John, which is my dad's father's name. His proclamation: "I guess I could live with that." That was as good as it got as far as endorsements from him. Men!

p.s. I've come up with a new, slightly risky strategy. I've noticed, both pregnancies, that my DH will like a name, and then the longer he sits with it the more likely he is to sour on it. There are SO MANY names that he initially liked, then 4-6 weeks later completely rejected, never to be OK with again. So now I have a secret name picked out, but I'm not going to mention it until a few weeks before the baby is due. Hopefully he'll like it (and I think I remember him liking it back when I was pregnant the first time) and then won't have enough time to come up with some ridiculous reason to rule it out. Then of course once it's our real live baby's actual name he'll just come to love it more and more. It's a plan! Crazy? We'll see!
post #24 of 27
I'm nervous b/c we chose a name, shared it and now we're backpeddling. Big oops!


We both agreed on Maria Corazon after my grandma.

But I've wanted to carry on the tradition of Marie as the girl's middle name (this is coincidentally a tradition on his side and my side of the family and both our mothers have this as their middle name).

So I thought Corazon Marie would be a good compromise, except that it is very nontraditional. (Kind of like saying Evans Bob instead of Bob Evans).
post #25 of 27
None here either. I have an idea of one I like but we haven't had an official talk about it. With ds2 I finally cornered dh at 37 weeks and said "look, we could have a nameless baby tomorrow...lets make a list and start crossing it off NOW!" and we settled on a name that night.
post #26 of 27
Oooh, ladies, I'm playing it *so* cool...DH has said several times now, "We need a name for her." And I either say calmly, "Mmm-hmm!" or I suggest a silly name. He's getting nervous. He's right where I want him! Muhahaha!

Seriously, I think this waiting thing is going to work well for us. Before, it was like I was bugging him every time I brought up the name issue. Now, by the time I finally talk with him about it, he'll be ready and willing. Then BAM, I hit him with my whole huge list of names, and something's gotta click.
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by Katielady View Post
Oooh, ladies, I'm playing it *so* cool...DH has said several times now, "We need a name for her." And I either say calmly, "Mmm-hmm!" or I suggest a silly name. He's getting nervous. He's right where I want him! Muhahaha!

Seriously, I think this waiting thing is going to work well for us. Before, it was like I was bugging him every time I brought up the name issue. Now, by the time I finally talk with him about it, he'll be ready and willing. Then BAM, I hit him with my whole huge list of names, and something's gotta click.
Yeah, I had to stop bringing it up with DH, too. I have noticed, though, that he has refered to her as Baby Violet (the name I am pushing) on occasion with the girls. I am hoping that is a very good sign.
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