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My Husband and I have chosen not to name Our baby girl untill we meet her. His family thinks this is weird and keeps asking " So have you decided on a name yet?" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: . After about the 3rd time I about snapped <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Cuss.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="cuss">! We thought how can we name her when we havent really seen her? We have a list of names picked out. My DH is stuck on Emilia. I like Willa Emilia. DH wanted to name her Olivia after Liv Tylor. I said "Uh, no. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shake"> " So What has been your expierence with the name game? Did you wait? did you kill anyone <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> ?
 

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We are dealing with this right now. I remember that it took us about a week to name our second cat, so naming a baby without meeting the little one seemed a little ridiculous to me.<br><br>
Of course, now our babe is 8 days old and still doesn't have a name and I think our midwife is getting concerned because she doesn't want the state to get on their case about the birth certificate being filed before a certain amount of time elapses. I'm just numb about the whole thing. I thought we had the perfect name, but then my mom had issues with it (it's her maiden name, which also happens to be a common Slavic first name, and her parents divorced when she was little and her father did not play any role in her life so she resents that) so now I'm not sure if it's right anymore.<br><br>
On Bill's side of the family, he is a Fourth (as in William J** L** IV) so there is an expectation that this baby will be a Fifth, which I really don't want because I don't like the nicknames (Bill, Billy, Will, etc.) and giving him a name that is 100% after one parent seems to discount the other parent's involvement.<br><br>
So, no, I don't think you are weird or strange or anything and I wish I had more thoughts and consolations to offer you. Just follow your heart... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
warmly,<br>
claudia
 

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I named my first after we met him face, to face, with in ten minutes of hios birth. But I had a list of favs beforehand and chose from the listof about 6 names. My second had a name from the time she was 3 months gestation in mt womb and it never wavered. My third was three days old before I settled on a name. And get this, when she was two and could talk she told me I got it wrong and called herself "Zahara" pronounced like sarah until she turned five and conceded to the name I picked. The fourth was named two weeks before she was born.<br><br><br>
it just kinda is different for everyone. Your family needs to back off.
 

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We decided on my DD's name after we found out that she was a girl (hadn't planned to find out until we were concerned about some test results and the DR got the clearest butt shot <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">: yep, THAT'S a girl! ) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"> When she was born... it was totally appropriate for her.<br><br>
With DS we had a harder time. Not that we didn't like either's choices... we liked too many choices. :LOL We had a list of about 10 names and we'd kind of just throw them around a bit. Then when I was about 7 months along... I stopped thinking of him as "Peanut" in my head and the name Jack was there. Just couldn't get it out of my head. Didn't say anything to DH for a week or so then mentioned it one afternoon. He REALLY liked Jack so we picked Jackson... then it wasn't until about a week before he was born that we decided on a middle name.<br><br>
We haven't really talked names for "Radish".<br><br>
We didn't really tell anyone the names we'd picked out (only both Moms) until after they were born. I didn't want to hear any "why....?" or any negative comments. It's surprising most people won't say anything negative once the baby is born but don't seem to have a problem sticking their foot in their mouth before hand. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: We'd also kept our "list" of names in case when one was born... they just didn't "look" like a (fill in blank) but both did. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
I still won't tell people our other girl name we had picked out... I'm possessive about it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Don't want it to become too popular. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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My brother dident get named for a week! I know its normal. I'm Happy there are more of us out there.
 

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We were able to come up with totally fitting names for our first 4 before they were born....but with Davey, we couldn't think of one we really liked. He was named the morning after he was born, and his name came to BOTH of us in our sleep. Funny thing is, it was a name we had already used for the middle name of our baby that died, so we weren't even considering it.<br>
My brother, and my mother's brother are both Davids as well.....and YES the name is VERY fitting for Davey!<br><br>
People would ask me if I had a name picked out, so I'd just bore them with the list of names we're considering. It was long, so it really *was* boring. So nobody bothered to ask me a second time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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We knew Aubrey's name shortly after we found out she was a she (very clear butt shot here, too), but we didn't tell anyone for a few weeks. We didn't want anyone else's reactions to it until we were sure that was her name. She never had a chance with her middle name, though. On my and dh's first date I told him my first daughter's middle name would be Ellen, no question. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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well with dd #1 my dh named her-Ashleigh (I didn't like it), with dd #2 I picked the only name I could get dh to say he didn't hate-Cassidy....but for this baby, I was driving down the road a few days before I knew I was pregnant and a breeze came in my window and I thought out of the blue, if I ever have a boy I'm naming him Zephyr , I love it, found out I was pregnant and thought oh that is def. his name if it's a boy which I think it is...dh and everyone else hates it..but I am just saying tooo bad this one named himself kinda in my mind so Zephyr it is, Zephyr Wyatt Rose, lovely. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 
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