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<p>I find that type of comment to be a tad awkward even though I realize that the person is more than likely joking around. My brother made that comment to me with my first son. This time around an acquitance (hubby's coworker's wife) made the comment early on saying if it's a girl, call her <her name>. Then recently she suggested a masculine version of her name since it turns out we're expecting a little boy.</p>
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<p>Anyone else have someone lobbying for their own name?</p>
 

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<p>I don't think I mind it too much when I know people are joking.  But it does lead into kind of an awkward exchange about that person's name, though.  (What should we say?  No thank you, I think your name kind of sucks. <span><img alt="ROTFLMAO.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="width:39px;height:15px;"></span>) </p>
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<p>However, my dad, in all seriousness, said to me once (with a shaming tone), "You really should think about naming this baby after your mother, because she's done a lot for you."   <span><img alt="yikes.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="width:15px;height:15px;">  Ummm....wha? </span> I didn't handle that "suggestion" very well.  I just can't fathom saying something like that to anyone and trying to guilt them into that decision.</p>
 

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<p>I actually did name my daughter after the 2 grandmothers. But now I am having another girl and my mom is questioning my 3 year old daughter and my DH to tell her the name. I feel like saying ..."my first child is named after you, what more do you want??"</p>
 

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<p>Big time problem with my mother in law right now!!! We didnt tell her right away that it was a boy so she kept trying to help us come up with a girl name. Most of the names I didnt care for and she was getting mad thinking it was because she thought of the name. Finally we told her we know its a boy. We were debating between Jackson and Johnathon for awhile and she was trying really hard for us to go with Johnathon because her brothers name was John. Finally we decided that we really like Jackson but the middle name was hard to think of. Took a little time but we came up with Jackson Reed, Reed from his moms, dad. I love the name but for some reason his mom doesnt and is now lobbying for us to name him Jackson Lee. Lee is her other brothers middle name and our nephews middle name. Its not like Reed itsnt from her family so I dont get why she doesnt like it. I think she just wants to feel like she named the kid but she had 3 boys that she named and this is our kid and its going to be Jackson Reed!!!!!!! It drives me crazy when she says stuff like "bye Jackson Lee...."</p>
 

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<p>This is one of the pluses of having married a fellow that was raised Jewish..... they only name babies after dead people. To name them after live people is considered very bad luck and poor taste.. "like wishing them into the grave" his grandma said.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>thebeljur</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1281632/you-should-name-your-baby-my-name#post_16072079"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I don't think I mind it too much when I know people are joking.  But it does lead into kind of an awkward exchange about that person's name, though.  (What should we say?  No thank you, I think your name kind of sucks. <span><img alt="ROTFLMAO.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="width:39px;height:15px;"></span>)  </p>
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<p>Exactly! The suggestions from the acquitance were not names that I would think twice about. Not horrible, just not my cup of tea.</p>
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