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It's frustrating because I spend lots of time on baby name sites and in books looking for names I love. Then I share my list with him ad he goes, "eh". Arghhh!!
Finally I made him sit down and look through a baby names app. He made it to the letter D before finally saying "this is a lot of work"!! I said "yep!". He finally saw how much time and energy I put into making my lists and now he gives them more consideration!
eli grey [9.15.10]
jude lawrence [11.9.12]
forever loving our best girl, finley [born still 10.30.11]
He would go through the book, but that's it. He just throws out names that comes to his head (thus, it means they are fairly popular, because men have no idea about finding names with meaning that aren't already everywhere ) and I submit him a hugmongous list with names, meaning, origin and all ... and 30 seconds later, he scratches 99.9% off "just because"
I told him I spent HOURS... HOURS, probably equal to days or weeks of simply searching names and he spends, what, 30 min.? Yeah... whatever. He's quit looking, I think, and I've looked at every name imaginable, so we're at a standstill. But, he knows my searches aren't done lightly, and hopefully, that will stick in his head when we have to put a name "in stone".
The thread on the fastest rising names that was posted a bit ago woke him up because 2 names were on it that are VERY close to our DD's name, and I think he realized he knows NOTHING about popularity or such of names and that's one of my big sticklers. Maybe he'll just agree to one of the 4 names on my list when she's born. Cuz, right now, we don't have anything together.
__________________ Gwynne, celebrating the newest of our four precious miracles Hat's off to Vicki for my cute siggy, thank you!
The other day SO and I were talking and he said if and when we have kids and if it's a little girl he wants to name her Sarah. I told him flat out NO! It's to plain Jane for me and I don't like it. My dd told me well mom you do all the work so you should just name the baby. I love how her mind thinks maybe she can rub it off on SO hehe
Ahhhh, we have a horrible time agreeing on names. I put in tons on time and he basically shoots down everything I throw out. I just keep throwing them out until we hit on something he says "Ehhhh, I like that." and then it goes on the list. Many times until the birth, I will try in vein to sway him into liking names I love but which he has previously shot down. I am usually unsuccessful in this. Usually, we eventually find something we both like a lot.
Life would be so nice if he'd just love what I love.
Names that I like and DH doesn't I just let them go. Those very few names that I **love** and he doesn't like I keep bringing up over the years and working on him until he sits on it long enough to get over whatever immediate assumption he originally had. It's worked for two names so far
I am so lucky that DH and I have very similar taste in names so we agree on most. There have been some that i've liked and he hasn't.. He's not as into really unique names but its never been difficult for us to agree on one thankfully!