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October 1st, 2009, 03:52 PM
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So, I was talking to my friend today. Her and her DH are TTC...no luck yet, but I asked her if they have any names picked out yet? She said they do and then told me the names. They're very adorable and I told her so, but I said that I could never use the girl name for I know too many of them (2 of my nieces have that name) and so I was just wondering....

How much do friends/family's opinions mean to you?

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Would you let that opinion sway your decision?



Me, I have to admit I do like to hear people's admiration of my name choice. But if I love a name enough nobody will turn me away from it no matter how they dislike it. If I have to go through 9 months of pregnancy and then delivery then I should have the most say in my child's name..kwim? With my 2 DD I kept her name a secret until she was born and already named, b/c I didnt want anyone's negative opinion or suggestions like "oh how about this name?" Turns out everyone loved the name, or seemed to anyway (not like they could change it lol)
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October 1st, 2009, 04:21 PM
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I don't put much stake in basic "I don't like it" or "I love it" opinions. If someone thinks of a truly horrible teasing option, or a reference to something ridiculous, then I might reconsider the name, but people liking it or not doesn't bother me at all.
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October 1st, 2009, 04:44 PM
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How much do friends/family's opinions mean to you?
They matter just in the sense that I definitely find it "soothing" for lack of a better word when people agree with choices I make, just makes me feel good about those choices! We have not really shared our name ideas with many people so I can't say how it has made me feel just yet I suppose..

Would you let that opinion sway your decision?
Since we have not told them I can't say for sure we wont be swayed by their reactions.. but we are pretty confident in the group of names we have chosen so I doubt we will let anyone change our minds
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October 1st, 2009, 04:54 PM
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Opinions aren't too important. I mean I really love when my friends and family like my name choices. But if they don't, it's not a big issue to me. They're my children and if I like a name, that's what I'll use. If it's just a name i'm considering... I might think about it a little more before making a decision, but it always depends on the name and reasons for not liking it.
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October 1st, 2009, 07:51 PM
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I don't put much stake in basic "I don't like it" or "I love it" opinions. If someone thinks of a truly horrible teasing option, or a reference to something ridiculous, then I might reconsider the name, but people liking it or not doesn't bother me at all.

same here!

i pay attention when they bring up a tease i might have missed.
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