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I'll apologize in advance for this crazy raging rant. I'm normally a quiet calm person haha
DH and I cannot agree on ANY boy names. I am seriously so angry with him at this point that after a series of email exchanges this morning I told him not to bother coming to the hospital and that I would name the baby whatever I wanted AND wouldn't agree to circumcision (something DH feels NEEDS to be done but that's another story). I've provided him with lists and lists and he hates ALL of them. How can someone hate all the names i've picked? They aren't even strange or unique, they sound very english but can translate well into Ukrainian. If we don't pick one soon I might go crazy. I had DDs name picked out right away and he never said a word about it (even though it's very Ukrainian and hard for some people to pronounce: Kah-Lynn-Ah) Anyone else at a standstill? I don't even want to see his face right now.
Mom to my wildchild Kalyna (Dec 2008)
also sort of at a standstill here, but we're postponing the major discussions until we know the gender for sure (still waiting for ultrasound appt date... starting to get irritated at my dr's office)
my DF wants to name the child a unique or really old name, and i want something that ive actually heard of before.
I feel your pain. DH and I are at a standstill on boy names. And the worst of it is, he hates everything I say but contributes NOTHING. I hope you can come to an agreement soon!
Thats EXACTLY it. He hasn't suggested ONE freaking name! he just shoots down everything I bring to the table. Oh wait. He said this morning "I like the name Tonto" What the heck? are you kidding me? You say our son will get made fun of with the names i've picked (Alexander, Nicholas, Mark, Markian, Demian, Zachary etc.) but TONTO which means "dumb and foolish" in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian is a good name?!? we live in Toronto, the most multicultural city in Canada. I almost broke my breakfast plate on his head
Mom to my wildchild Kalyna (Dec 2008)
Sounds exactly like my DH. It's SO frustrating when you offer up name after name after name and he just keeps saying no, but doesn't offer up any suggestions. We could not, for the life of us, agree on a girl's name. Thankfully it turned out we're having a boy, and we'd picked a boy name before I even got pregnant. But if it had been a girl, I'd be in exactly the same spot as you and I know it would drive me crazy.
Yikes!! My DH didnt contribute to any name lists until after we found out the gender. And then when I was so upset over finding out it was a boy not a girl we settled immediately on a first name when i broke down and cried in front of him.....soooo uhm haha try breaking down in front of him and see if that works.
Sadly, I think I have you beat. We agreed not to even discuss baby names until we knew the gender (we famously fight something awful when it comes to names). As soon as we got done with the ultrasound, I excitedly said something along the lines of "now we can finally start hashing out baby names!" To that, he replied "I don't want to discuss anything baby related for at least two weeks". Are you ****** kidding me??
I guess since I couldn't talk baby names with him, I've been making him make all these decisions and purchases regarding other aspects of baby. But, seriously, I might just name this baby by myself. I've even told him that in the past week and half since the ultrasound. I have two names I absolutely love that I'm sure he will shoot down as soon as he decides he is "ready" to talk about it.
My husband is the same way. No suggestions, but hates every name I suggest. Every. Single. One. We have a few possibilities for boy names, but NOTHING for a girl. We can't agree at all. I wanted to have a name picked out before the gender ultrasound so that baby would have a name, but that probably won't be the case. However, after we know what it is, I will make him decide. And if he won't offer any suggestions, I'll just tell him he lost his vote and name it myself. Haha. He just won't commit to a name and it's making me crazy. Good luck to you!
I'm right there with you. DH's only contributions are Trenton Jr or Gabriel. Gabriel is an okay name that we picked over 5 years ago. Unfortunately it is so close to our youngest daughter's name Abrielle. Plus it's just not my favorite. Each night, we pick two letters from the baby name book to discuss. Every night it ends in a fight or tears and I declare that I will name this baby myself with no input from him. Then I bring up old issues from when we had our girls. He left me in the hospital just 12 hours after we had our first because some co-worker of his that I hated showed up at the hospital and then took him for coffee for 2 hours. The second time, just 6 hours after having our child DH went in to work. Both times the birth certificate office called while he was gone when I could have changed their names to be spiteful. I told him I expected the same behavior from him with this child and he can guarantee I will have the birth certificate office put down exactly what I want.
Grr, that makes my blood boil just reading about it! I am sooo sorry. If it were me I would tell him he is getting the serious cold shoulder and sleeping on the couch until he comes up with a decent list, not just one name so you can actually have a two sided conversation about this! Lol.
JaxonJocelyn Gabriel Grayson and Scarlett