(Closed) Pregnant Lady's Vent – My Child's Name

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 3
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t even see why it would matter, since it’s very trendy to name girls boys’ names and vice versa. 

Anyway, don’t worry about it. Everyone always has opinions when it comes to pregnancy/kids/parenting. 

Post # 4
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I’ve always known Kendal/Kendall to be just a girl’s name. I would never name a boy that (no offence to anyone). I love the name you chose 🙂

Post # 5
2607 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

As lyndzo said, I’ve never heard of a boy named Kendal/ll anyway, so spell it how you like.

Post # 6
5958 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Who cares what she thinks?  Put in on a pink t-shirt and send it to her!

Post # 7
3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Kendal/Kendall is a more gender neutral name. It is your daughter, you are the one who gets to pick the spelling.  This is easier to say than to do, but don’t let the Aunts get to you.

For the record I teach, and I have had both male and female students named Kendal.

Post # 8
9550 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

She wasn’t trying to be hurtful. She was probably trying to help. But don’t let it stress you. Kendal is a great name!

Post # 9
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Ugh! sorry you had to deal with that. When it comes to baby names everyone has something to say. As long as you love it that is all that matters 🙂 I can kind of understand why people choose to keep it quiet until birth. We have had mixed reviews on the name we chose but, for me, I love the name we picked too much to care what others have to say about it :p

Post # 10
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

Tell her to shove it. It’s not a common spelling, but I don’t think it’s a masculine or ridiculous one. It’s not like someone is going to mispronounce it.

Post # 12
16 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

Your aunt’s an idiot – you can spell it however you like. By The Way, I looked up the origin of the name and one web site suggested a word of Dutch origin meaning “Beautiful goddess of the Moon”. How nice is that?! I personally associate it with a place called Kendal in the Lake District in England (which my husband and I love to visit). Either way, really nice choice.

Post # 15
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@PrncssDva:  I can sympathize, but at the same time, I think it’s silly to make announcements like this until the baby is born.

Right now the baby is more of a concept to people since she is still in your tummy. That means that people think the name decision isn’t for real yet, so they think they can say what they want about it. I think most people would have the tact to shut up and not comment on the baby’s name once the birth cert is signed.

I’d probably spell Kendall with 2 ls but the only time I’ve actually heard this name is Kendall Jenner and she has the 2 ls so who knows what the ‘correct’ spelling is. Sounds like your aunt was just being nosy, but possibly she was worried that the kid would either get made fun of, or constantly have to spell the name for people. Who knows. It’s not like you decided to spell it Cendyl or something lol.

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