Post # 1
Any moms out there regret the name they chose for their child(ren)? Like, does that happen?
Me and FI have picked out the name we want for our future daughter (should we have one) and I only kinda like it. It’s my attempt at compromise. But now I’m scared I may agree to it, then end up not liking it once our future child is a few years (or even months) old. I feel like I should love the name!
Is it that big of a deal to love the name? Anyone pick a name for their child, then end up hating it later?
Post # 3
i’m subscribing to this topic because i’m interested to see the replies to this 🙂 good question!
Post # 4
Nope do not regret our son’s name at all. It fits him and I love him and his name…
Post # 5
I can’t speak for myself (what with having no children and all) but my co-worker really regrets her daughter’s name.
She got pregnant young, and couldn’t decide between two names – Kathleen and Alexandra.
Unfortunately for her lovely daughter, my coworker’s then-16-year-old brain thought that ‘Kathalandra’ (yes, really) was a good compromise.
However, I’m assuming you’re not going for some wacky name that will give your child grief in the playground. Honestly, I think you should wait till you actually have a baby before you name it. Yes, keep some names in mind, but when it’s born it might not look like a (insert a pre-thought out name here) and actually suits another name really well.
Post # 6
I don’t understand why people care so much about the name? It’s a name… millions of other people have that name (unless you make up something ridiculous) so why spend even a minute worrying?
Once you have that baby in your arms, you’re not going to care about the name you give her. And even if for some odd reason you do – that’s what nicknames are for 🙂
Post # 7
I don’t regret my daughter’s first name at all – it suits her perfectly. I don’t like or use her middle name, which her bio dad chose. Given that it’s a name of his grandparents heritage and no one from that family have been in her life since just after her birth, I regret that. I didn’t really like it then, and I don’t now, either.
Post # 8
I don’t regret my daughter’s name at all. It’s suits her perfectly. I don’t use a nickname with her though, it’s her full name all the time. Her dad/grandparents use a nickname with her and it drives me nuts!
Post # 9
My mom and I were just talking about this tonight! I think it’s just really important to consider how the child is going to live with the name. Like, don’t pick something that kids in school are going to make fun of him/her later for…and, this is random, but like…think of what your initials spell. Don’t make your poor kid be like, April Samantha Smith so the poor thing has to initial everything “ASS” for the rest of her life…lol That’s just my small tirade. DH and I prego though so we’ll have to see what we come up with.
Post # 10
I don’t regret any of my kids names but I did have second thoughts about them.
Post # 11
@Reign14: Interesting topic, I think most people wouldn’t admit that they don’t like the names anymore. But I think names usually grow on people. Usually its the other way around where someone doesnt like the name at first then gets use to it. As for you, I wouldn’t worry about it. This is just your *future child’s name* there is always time to change it nothing is set in stone.
Post # 12
@MissBMarie1428: Very good point on the initials. I know a girl whose parents were literally signing the papers in the hospital and the nurse pointed out her initials would be FAG. So they swapped the first and middle names. Then she just goes by her middle name.
Post # 13
i cant talk from experience as i havent got kids yet but i am worried about the spelling of the boy name FI and I like.
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@MissBMarie1428: my initials spell SLP so sleep. mum has always said dont marry anyone with the sir name starting with T
Post # 16
@jessmicas: Wow, never heard anyone say that. I personally think names are VERY important. My first name comes from my father’s country (Nigeria) and my middle name is my grandmother’s name. I think there is strength in a name, and I want to name my future children something meaningful. So I actually put a lot of thought into it. Guess some people just feel more strongly about names than others. *shrug*