Post # 16
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 # 24
We haven’t voiced Oscar or William to anyone. He nor I asked for inlaws input…. It was just brought up by them but I don’t really think it’s their place to comment unless asked, I just felt a little ganged up on.
Im going to have a heart to heart with him and tell him to think of 3 names he likes in order of preference. Then we’ll see what he comes up, I’ll do the same and we can compare. If we have doubles then great and we’ll both pick a name on other persons list. So on the day we’ll have two names to pick from.
Hows that sound? Because I will not pick Dylan from his list x
Post # 25
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
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
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.
Post # 28
baby is doing great and healthy,
amazing and healthy delivery via c-section.
Our bundle is called William Bradley Martin, thank you for your help ladies xx