(Closed) Can't agree on baby name! Arghhhh!!!

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 16
5109 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

Yorkshirerose1991:  Dylan… YUCK. I’ve always hated that name. It just sounds like a decent name for a boy, but a stupid name for a man. So I’m with you on that. 

Just be firm, you guys will have to find a compromise, keep suggesting names and hopefully your SO will find something he likes as much (hopefully more) than Dylan.

Post # 17
9544 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Aw, I love the name Dylan! That being said, you shouldn’t be forced into a name that you loathe. You’re probably not going ot get yoru top choice name, but you shouldn’t have to use Dylan if you really hate it. I’m sure there are other names out there that you husband would like.

Post # 18
309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Yorkshirerose1991:  Can the baby have 2 middle names? I know sounds a bit much, but might be the only way.

My friends hubby went on and named the baby behind her back and she had the papers changed to add middle name that SHE wanted cos her SO didnt consult her. 14 years later she’s still sore.


On the other hand my brother wanted to call the baby Martin and she insisted on Michael ( the names are not drastically different, but Martin meant SO much for my brother) it felt to him that he had zero say in his own sons name. I guess if they were to call him Martin SHE would be upset?  So tough, but so sore if no compromise reached.

Post # 19
366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Yorkshirerose1991:  I really dislike Dylan. i love oscar though my nephew is called oscar so I’m a bit biased. What about Archie/alfie/Edward/george? X

Post # 20
1231 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yorkshirerose1991:  How bout using Dylan as second middle name & a name you can both agree as first name?

William Bradley Dylan Martin & Oscar Bradley Dylan Martin sound good.

Post # 21
1410 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m pretty neutral on Dylan, I have a cousin named Dillon and I love him but he’s very strange…

Personally, I love Belle as a middle name, but we’ve picked a different middle name because it flows better, but I’ll probably call her ____ Belle sometimes anyways. But maybe not lol, because I already do that sometimes with our girl dog.

Anyways, I don’t think it’s a good idea to procreate with someone if you don’t both have veto power on the name. Darling Husband and I have thought of tons of theoretical names that were quickly vetoed by the other. And there’s a reason we’re not telling anyone we know what names we’re considering until after the baby is born.

Post # 22
7642 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yorkshirerose1991:  You need to

(a) compromise and find another name. If either of you don’t like a name, then it’s off the table.

(b) not talk about it to anyone else. Neither of you should be involving the inlaws in this. It’s between you and him – involving the inlaws is just a recipe for drama.

(c) if at all possible, make the decision before baby is born. It’s very hard to name a baby through all the emotion and recovery post childbirth (though I know friends who have done it and have no regrets).

Post # 23
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I love Dylan personally, but I do agree that you both have to love it! I do NOT like Declan at all! I think if you cannot agree, then you need to rethink it and find a common ground! 

Post # 25
4505 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You’re not being spoiled about it. You guys need to pick a name you both agree on. My husband disliked some of my very favorite names, so I dropped them. There were enough nice names that we did agree on to choose from. If anything, I think your husband is acting a bit spoiled and childish about it. It’s all about compromise, dude! Good luck. 

Post # 26
7430 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I like Dylan for a girl, but not for a boy. Maybe he’ll change his mind if you tell him you think it’s a girl name? 

I think it’s important to settle on a name that both parents like. I don’t think one parent should get to pick the name.

We settled on two names that we liked, and waited until she was born to choose. She looked more like one name than the other.

Post # 27
8670 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

William V’s Dylan = Willem (like Willem

Defoe sp?) Just a cute suggestion and would make for a cute story about how he got his name, because Mum and Dad could agree! lol.



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