Do you care what people think of your child's name?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 61
9416 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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tiffanybruiser :  my cousin had that same issue and she legally changed the spelling when she turned 18. Another cousin did it to her daughter and it’s yet to be seen if she’ll fix the spelling when she grows up lol. 

Post # 63
3209 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I feel like now that Dax Shepard is a big name people will already be familiar with the name and won’t side eye it. I’m 30 weeks pregnant with our second and plan to make her Rosalie (nn Rosie). My father asked what we were going to name her and he was not shy about sharing how much he dislikes the name. He kept offering up alternatives so we just stopped talking to him about it. Months later he asked again about the name and seemed surprised we hadn’t changed our minds haha! Oh well. I feel like it’s not an outrageous name so I don’t care that he doesn’t like it. If it were a made-up ridiculous name I would more see his point. 

Post # 65
254 posts
Helper bee

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Brickette :  I definitely think it’s important to think about the impact a child’s name will have on their life, people can be cruel and make up horrible nicknames to torment children. I have a friend named Aiden (I actually really like this name) and people tease and call him Aids 🙈. 


Post # 68
560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017 - France

I don’t care, my son had a cultural name which had deep meaning and if some people has issues with it that’s on them. 

Post # 70
389 posts
Helper bee

Facebook says it’s all up to the month you were born anyway if you’re an aussie. haha.

Post # 72
834 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

US bee I’ve met someone named Dax & thought it sounded cool! 

Post # 73
1056 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

UK bee – I’ve never heard of the name Dax. If I met a baby Dax I might internally think ‘that’s unusual’ but then would move on. My sibling named their two children names I consider to be weird (one is actually a name, the other just looks like a misspelt noun). When I tell other people their names, they do often raise an eyebrow. Personally I would never have chosen them, but not my business. The kids are lovely and I don’t really think about it anymore.

Do I care what other people think? Yes. Even though I feel like I shouldn’t, I wouldn’t want to suspect that other people were secretly thinking ‘that’s weird and misspelt’ about my kids’ names. And, no matter what, you can’t stop people judging based on name. Having said that, I cannot please everyone. There will always be someone who hates the name because they knew someone horrible called that etc etc. So I plan to choose a fairly rare (these days) but well-known name for a future child.

I also do know what a bogan is!

PS I feel your pain. My husband and I chose a girl’s name super easily but couldn’t agree on a boy’s name for ages. We have three possibilities now (although one might get written off because it has too much of an association with names for pets), but none have the appeal of the girl name!

Post # 74
15 posts

Another Aussie bee here- I like it and think it’s a bit funky, but does remind me of dacks as in jocks.. not that that should completely put you off..

Have you considered Hux? I’ve met a couple of little guys called Hux and they were a bit cool…

Post # 75
2771 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I didn’t even answer the main question in my first post! I like Dax. I could see a frat bro, a weird artist, and every type of guy in between named Dax, which is the mark of a good name IMO. 

I grew up with a top-10 most popular first name and top-5 most popular last name, so I’d love to give my kids slightly more out-there names. Of course, I ended up with a fiance who thinks that a name as basic as Eliza is “too hipster” and, when asked which names he likes, says “Uh, Bill and Alice.” 

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