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#1 of 11 Old 08-24-2010, 03:20 PM - Thread Starter
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Yikes! We have a name picked out - Simon. We wanted something convertible English-Spanish. But, now I'm having regrets/second thoughts!! Are you guys sure that your name choices are The ONE(s)?? Do you love them??

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I second guessed Maeryn a few times early on (before we knew she was a girl)

and both of my other kids names before they were born too...

but now they fit with their names so well that I cant imagine them named something else!

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sometimes I have a moment, and then I scream at myself mentally! No, this is IT!!!

But I do occasionally regret DD's name (I waffle on this all the time, and DH completely disagrees- her name is Jessica and I sort of wish I'd gone with Jacinta, which DH doesn't like- either suits her well), so I think if you feel like you need to reevaluate, go ahead and do so. There's no harm in having a couple of back ups once the baby is born and you get a look at him.

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Simon is a wonderful name! It's the one we've picked out too. You have great taste!

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Absolutely second-guessing our name choices. I always have, though...I think it must be normal??

I go through days when I feel pretty blah about the name, then wonder at can I possibly give her a name that I'm not wild about?! Thing is, I've looked through thousands of names and these two or three are the winning combination of I like them, dh likes them, and they're not going to spell something obscene with initials. There is no girl name (other than one obscene initial one) that I would feel sure of. And there is only one boys' name I'd feel sure of--but she's not a boy! Gah!

The only name I regret, just a little, after our kids are born, named, and loved, is the one that was too common. Like top-10 common. I wish we'd gone for the more adventurous name we had picked out. With our other names, I love them. I wavered on all of them at around this point, but feel sure now that they were good choices.

Simon is a great name, btw.

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I wasn't always sure with ds's name and we're not 100% on this baby's name but I don't let it stress me out. We keep a running list with the names ranked by our combined preference so if we ended up looking at the baby and deciding it didn't fit, we'd have some other ideas. If you're not sure, keep looking at names. Give your baby the best you come up with by the time of birth.

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I'm certainly second guessing name choices -- especially for boys! This baby may not be name until at least a couple days after the birth.

For what it's worth, I think Simon is a fantastic. It would be on my list if my husband hadn't nixxed it because it's his cousin's name.
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My little man is his name. Don't know how to explain it. There have been a few days when I don't like the way the whole name sounds... but there has never really been any doubt as to what his name is since we first strung it together. I don't know how to explain it... Just a really warm, comfortable, RIGHT feeling.

I the name Simon. What were some of your other choices? Maybe your won't really feel the name of your baby until you can look at him and hold him in your arms.

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I think it's normal to have second thoughts. It's a HUGE responsibility! If worse comes to worst, I have heard of people changing the name after the baby is born because it just doesn't fit. But I'd go with your instincts. You liked Simon. It's a great name. Maybe just chalk it up to your hormones messing with you!

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Yep, with our second we were sure we had a name and half an hour after his birth, the midwife said, so your naming him "John" and we looked at each other and knew in that moment that we were at square one, that name didn't fit. We ended up with my dad's name, it was a surprise to us. I think some babies you just need to meet first.

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We can't figure out a girl name for anything. We finally got one...but the flow isn't good. It'll work, but I'm just not sold on it. I don't know what we're going to do if this baby really is a girl...

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