(Closed) Opinions on name Savannah? My mom hates it!

posted 4 years ago in Names
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Bee Keeper
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stephf22 :  I think when you DO get pregnant, you shouldn’t share name possiblities with her. Or anyone. You should be free and happy to name your baby whatever you want to. I think it’s ADORABLE and frankly didn’t even think of Georgia and I live in the States. And Georgia is a beautiful state, by the way, including Savannah!

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I don’t mind the name, but it did go through a pretty trendy phase. I coached a group of 20 girls two years ago, and two of the twenty were named Savannah. I’ve also taught about 5 Savannahs in my six year teaching career. I live in the South though, so that’s probably why it’s more common. If you like the name then keep it as an option regardless of what others say. There will always be someone who has a negative reaction regardless of the name you choose.

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Buzzing bee

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stephf22 :  Your mom’s reaction is a little crazy. It’s not like you’re trying to name the kid Honey Boo Boo or anything! I personally like the name Savannah, and have known a few girls with that name. 

I’d just stop sharing names with her if she’s going to act like that and tell her when she asks you why you won’t give away your name choice, “well Mom, you acted like a total B when I told you I liked Savannah, so you’re now officially out of the fold when it comes to baby names”

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’m not a fan of the name and I wouldn’t choose it myself but it’s not horrible and I certainly wouldn’t side-eye anyone for choosing it.

You will never find a name that everyone loves or even likes so you should choose what you like.

I’m fairly certain my mom will not like any name we give our future children which is exactly why we won’t be sharing until after it’s on the birth certificate. People are less likely to give thier unwanted, negative opinions once the decision is made.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

When I hear that name, I feel like faking a southern accent.

I do not like that name but noone including your mom has to like the name you choose.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I like the name and thats a little extreme her response. Baby names are so touchy, I wouldnt share anymore with her lol 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I don’t like it. But I wouldn’t have to hear it every day for the rest of my life. 

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Buzzing Beekeeper

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stephf22 :  I think your mother’s reaction is a bit overkill, but I agree – not a fan of the name. When you DO get pregnant don’t tell her the names you’re considering unless you want more of this drama. I’m due in a month and besides myself, my husband, and my best friend NO ONE knows the names we’re considering. My best friend only knows because she helped me think of 2 of them hahaha. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Your mom is way too opinionated about something that ultimately doesn’t really matter. Unless you name your child “Future Crack Whore” I don’t think you’re going to screw them up by picking one name over another.

That said, whenever I encounter someone named after a geographical location, my first thought is to wonder if that’s where they were conceived. But I’m a little weird so take that with a grain of salt.

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Busy Beekeeper

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stephf22 :  No matter what name you pick, someone is going to hate it for some reason.  My best friend gave her kid a perfectly innocuous name and my husband thinks she’s got a stripper name (apparently the west coast feels differently about that particular name?).  Don’t share the names you like with anyone, parent included unless you are concerned there’s a real reason they’d hate it, like you are inadvertently naming your son after the great uncle who turns out to have murdered his kid sister at age 5 or something.  Unlikely.  What’s done is done and mom is more likely to keep her mouth shut even if she doesn’t like it.

Personally not a huge fan but there are names I like far, far less than that one.  I dont’ know why it calls the south to mind for so many; I guess that’s where it’s more common?  For me it’s more wide open waving grasslands of Africa, but whatever.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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stephf22 :  I love the name Savannah!!  🙂   

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Sugar bee

With an attitude like that,  I guess your mom will be the Grandma little Savanah never sees.

What a b*! 

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