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October 26th, 2013, 02:37 PM
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Does your family give unwanted input on your name choices, even if you don't discuss them with them?

Do you not mention names to family till the baby is born? Or until after you know what the baby is?


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If they ask, we mention what we're thinking, but it's usually not 100% until we know what we're having.


I think our families learned by the 3rd, we're going to name our kids what we want without their thoughts haha.

My oldests name is Gage, my mom absolutely HATED that name. She kept trying to get me to change it, nope. Now it fits him perfectly. His middle name is a name I wanted for his first name but my husband didnt like as a first name.

Our middle son is Dane, we wanted to do the 4 letter 1 syllable and Dane was a name we both loved. His middle name is a family name it's such a unique name to have. I wasn't for it, but love it now. Nobody seemed to have an issue with his name though.

Our youngest, he was going to be Cole (4 letter 1 syllable) but I knew it wasn't for him. And right before we found out what we were having I told my husband if it was a boy we couldn't name him Cole. Everyone loved the name Cole, but it wasn't right to me. So I sat down, went through a baby naming website and came to the name Bishop. Looked at my husband, told him it and he said, that's it. So he's now Bishop. Let me tell you, that did not fly with our parents haha. They both thought we were crazy, tried to talk us into naming him something else. It fits him wonderfully. His middle name is after my grandfather.

Now, we have our girl name chosen but we cannot agree on a boy name. Family is of course giving their thoughts but they're definitely not like they used to be. I think by the 3rd, they really realized we just weren't going to listen to them haha.
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October 26th, 2013, 04:48 PM
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I think you have great kids names already, and I'm sure you'll find the perfect name for your next. We will tell family whether it's a boy or girl after the ultrasound, but I have not decided on the name. We waited until Juliana was born to share her name, but we have her sister's name picked out already - if she is having a sister, lol. If it's a boy, then I have no clue so we will definitely wait. If it's a girl, then she'll be Jasmyne, and I feel pretty comfortable about sharing that.
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October 26th, 2013, 05:00 PM
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We don't/won't share names. With our 3 yr old, we had 3 names picked out and then decided on Audrey a few days after she was born. It wasn't until I was in labor that we wrote all 3 names on the white board to ponder over and then obviously let my family in on the discussion. They were actually pleasantly surprised because they thought for sure we were going to pick something really unique and they were scared. Lol.

I assume things will go the same this time. I don't really care what anyones opinions are about our name choices but for me, picking names is so extremely stressful that I prefer to keep the discussion between as few people as possible. I can barely even figure out what I actually like and the last thing I need is people chirping in my ear.
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October 26th, 2013, 05:34 PM
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None of our family gave any input on DS's name. We don't really toss around names with our family, just tell them when we decide. With DS we didn't decide on a name until I was 8 months. Picking names is hard for us and we don't really even start talking about them until we know gender. Way too stressful for us to have to pick two names!
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October 26th, 2013, 08:04 PM
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Our family and friends made fun of DS's name and so we will not be sharing until birth. We LOVE the names we have chosen and I will be heartbroken if thwy are complete a holes again. It was really upsetting that they tried so hard to change our minds to the point of mocking the name because we knew we loved it and were not going to change it.
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October 27th, 2013, 04:18 AM
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We already have names chosen and tell what it is when we find out the gender so ex: with my son I showed family friends and Facebook sand said or wrote along with it can't wait to meet my son Aden Michael! We will probably do the same this time we have decided on Ethan Matthew or Willow Marie
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October 27th, 2013, 06:04 AM
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We aren't even going to discuss names with anyone...made the mistake of doing that last time and my dad said "whatever name you choose will be great, as long as it's not ___!" (I will share her name on the private forum). We chose the name anyway (after she was born because I was still so rattled about how they were hating on it) but hearing all the input def. tainted the name for me. This time we won't discuss or announce the name until after he is born...I even plan on straight up saying that we aren't discussing names with anyone when people ask.
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October 27th, 2013, 10:06 AM
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Our boy names aren't really conventional, Dane is our most "normal" name of the three, however, we love them all and don't care what anyone's opinions are. But, it doesn't stop people from giving them! Wonder if they missed the day in school where common courtesy was taught

Our girl name is Emily, we have NOT told my IL's yet because we think they might give us a hard time. Only because we have a niece named Emi. It's not short for anything, that is her full name.

Boy names, we want something to match our youngest Bishop's name. So something similar to 6 letters, 2 syllables

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Our family and friends made fun of DS's name and so we will not be sharing until birth. We LOVE the names we have chosen and I will be heartbroken if thwy are complete a holes again. It was really upsetting that they tried so hard to change our minds to the point of mocking the name because we knew we loved it and were not going to change it.
How horrible! I don't get why family thinks they get any say. I basically started telling our family, you had your chance at naming babies. You're done.
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October 27th, 2013, 10:12 AM
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I think you have great kids names already, and I'm sure you'll find the perfect name for your next. We will tell family whether it's a boy or girl after the ultrasound, but I have not decided on the name. We waited until Juliana was born to share her name, but we have her sister's name picked out already - if she is having a sister, lol. If it's a boy, then I have no clue so we will definitely wait. If it's a girl, then she'll be Jasmyne, and I feel pretty comfortable about sharing that.
Thanks random people, I have never encountered one negative naysayer. Everyone gushes over our youngest name haha.

We also have our girl name chosen and no clue for a boy! I love the name Juliana, beautiful and Jasmyne fits perfectly with it
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October 27th, 2013, 02:33 PM
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How horrible! I don't get why family thinks they get any say. I basically started telling our family, you had your chance at naming babies. You're done.
Haha! I should have told them that.
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October 27th, 2013, 02:53 PM
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Haha! I should have told them that.
It drives my mom nuts, haha.
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