(Closed) How did you agree on baby's name?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Ha ha!  We haven’t!  I hope we decide before the “deadline”.  He’s a procrastinator so you never know! πŸ™‚ 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We’re opposite, we’ve already agreed on two girl names but NO boy names. Basically I provided a list of names I liked and he picked off the list. If I liked the name I agreed. For boys he’s picky so I told him to provide a list however he only has one name on it so who knows about that one haha!

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ugh, we don’t! Darling Husband and I were just discussing this today, and he argued that we’re not even TTC yet so why did we even need to worry about it? Ummm I don’t think 9 months is enough time to find a name we both agree on, lol! It took us 9 months to decide on a first dance song and we even changed that at the last second, haha.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@ellebeerob:  I love old lady names!! we chose an old man name for our baby haha. We got super lucky and both heard a (boys) name we liked one day and fell in love. Lucky for us the ultrasound showed boy so we didn’t even have to discuss it further. If it had been a girl I don’t know what we would have done. We have struggled with agreeing on a middle name though. I’m wasn’t 100% sold on the name he wanted due to bad initials but it meant something to him so I compromised πŸ™‚

Maybe look for a more traditional name in the top 100 list?

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@ellebeerob:  Ooo I love it! really…Charlotte is a beautiful name and I love the boyish nickname. I think its adorable.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Bascially we decided if we had a boy (which is what we had) my Darling Husband got to name him. We both had to agree to the name though.  Lots of names got tossed around and found one we both could agree on.

Now if we have another child, boy or girl I get to chose the name.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@ellebeerob:  plus you can always call her Charlotte if you wanted to and he could call her Charlie πŸ˜‰ You just never know how those things evolve over time. My husband always went by a nickname – like his family and everyone close to him calls him by his nickname but he ALWAYS introduces himself as his full name – He didn’t like the nickname as he got older.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I have no tips sorry! In our case it was easy, the name I loved was a name he loved as well. I have already let him choose names for any future children and I like his choices as well!

Maybe compromise? Let him pick the middle name?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@ellebeerob: Even if you name your child Charlotte, you may not end up with a Charlie!

My cousin and her husband had a similar situation.  They named their daughter Elizabeth Grace.  Her husband loved the regal sound of the name Elizabeth and planned to call her by her full name.  My cousin wasn’t wild about Elizabeth, but really liked the nickname Lizzie.  So she decided she could live with an Elizabeth that went by Lizzie most of the time.  Her thought process was that Lizzie is adorable for a little girl, and she can use Elizabeth for things like her resume. 

As it turns out, little Elizabeth had ideas of her own.  By the time she was two, she was referring to herself as Izbeth, and then eventually Beth.  Beth is now in the first grade and not even her mother calls her Lizzie anymore.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@ellebeerob:  Yep, if we have another child and it’s a girl. There is a name already picked out. It was my grandmothers name and have had my heart set on this name for years.  That is one of the reasons I had agreed when I was pregnant if we found if a boy Darling Husband could name him.  Our son has his grandfather’s name as a middle name. (Am not real fond of of that name but whatever its a middle name)

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I let him carry on his name (he’s a fourth) if it’s a boy and he didn’t argue with my on my girl name.  It’s a good thing too, because the girl names he mentioned were TERRIBLE.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

@totheislnds:  That’s funny, my Fiance was always called his full given name (Steven) by his family, but in college decided to go by the nickname (Steve).  His childhood friends know him as Steven, but I know him as Steve, so I always feel weird calling him a different name around them and his family.

Not TTC, but totally interested in names and naming and the like!  I mean, a name can kind of help shape who someone becomes, and is a pretty big decision, but also isn’t necessarily going to decide who they are either.  Names are so weird!

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