(Closed) pretty sure that this is MY baby…

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Since Anna is a short form of Annabelle I wouldnt really worry too much about it. You can name her Annabelle and even if your mom calls her anna, its still technically a part of her name.

Post # 4
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

To be honest this is why many couples don’t annouce their child’s name until he/she is born and its official. Maybe you can back track and still do this? Just tell your mom the name will be annouced after her birth?

Post # 6
2321 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

This honestly doesn’t seem like such a big deal since the names are so alike. Just name her what YOU want and your mom can always call her ‘Anna’ for short. Undecided

Post # 7
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

thats annoying-and I 100% get why its so frustrating to you.  Bottom line – Annabelle is YOUR BABY.  It doesnt matter if your mom thinks its frou-frou or whatever…thats not her decision to make.  Stick with your guns, and be firm if you dont want her calling her Anna. 

Post # 8
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I agree 100% that it’s super annoying and way too pushy pushy, but at the same time, if you’re naming her Annabelle, don’t you think that there’s going to be so many more people throughout her life other than her grandmother that are going to just default to calling her Anna? Just something to think about. It’s still your and hubby’s decision solely!

Post # 9
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Ok so it’s totally annoying and I get it. Just stop talking about it with her.  It’s annoying you and just feeding her. You know that she has no say in what your daughter is named so let it roll off your back.

Post # 11
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I agree with the PP’s, the names are so similiar that it doesn’t really seem like such a big deal. Name her what you want to name her and if your mother wants to call her “Anna” then let her. I’m sure she won’t be the only one to shorten it.

My grandmother actually hated the name that my parents chose for me, too. I was supposed to be Hennah (no, not Hannah, HENNAH) but thankfully my grandmother intervened. I don’t think I would have made a good Hennah.

Post # 12
288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Cringe, i totally am already feeling the pressure, we plan to wait until the baby is born to tell people his name…for this reason. Good luck, once she is born she will be so cute they will forget about all that naming stuff.

Edit: for what its worth, that name is so precious!

Post # 13
528 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Wow- this is not cool of your mother! My mum is pretty opinionated with names (she hates the ordinary- even though her name is, guess that’s why?) but she would never ever dictate to me about MY child’s name. I really feel for you cos I bet you want your mother to love the name that you love. I agree about the Anna/Annabelle thing but your right, it’s still kinda a slap in the face that she refuses to acknowledge what you have named YOUR child! Grrr!

I have to say I love love love the name Annabelle. I love Belle for short, rather than Anna. Stick to your guns. I’d have a chat with your mother, tell her how you feel and that you need her to respect your choices for your child. If she’s like this now think what she’ll be like with all other aspects of your child’s life- yikes! Nip it in the bud! Good luck.

Post # 14
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

If it helps, my mother wanted my daughter named “NOEL”.  No, not a bad name… but not good for a child born in June.  Or the fact it’s a play on HER NAME.  So, I let her think I was gonna name my daughter “Noel” but my Fiance and I didn’t name her that.  And, to be honest, my daughter is definitely NOT a “Noel”…. she’s no angel ๐Ÿ˜‰

Also, some grandparents give the children a complete DIFFERENT name (nickname) than what the parents give them and that’s the name they’re called by the grandparents until the day said grandparents die.  Sometimes, it’s the name that sticks.  Permanently.  Either in the family or inside AND outside the family.  (ex: my brother.  His nickname is one my grandmother gave him as an infant and it’s what the entire family calls him.  Even now.  Me, my grandparents, our parents, certain relatives of my grandfather….)

So, I’d be thankful your mom didn’t decide a complete different name/nickname and just let her call your girl “Anna”.  

Trust me, all given names and their full names are used when the kid is getting into trouble.  ๐Ÿ˜‰  Just remember back to YOUR childhood when you got into major trouble and were called every.name. you were given. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 15
1303 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think it is a big deal; the mother is not saying ‘oh let’s just call her Anna for short’, she is basically saying ‘Annabelle is a stupid name’ and that is very hurtful.  I would stop talking to her about it.  

Post # 16
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@Aubergold: exactly.  I think a lot of people missed the point of OPs post.  It wasnt about her mom shortening the name, it was the fact that her mom is meddling…and badly.

@ForeverYoung: You know I PMmed you about this ๐Ÿ™‚ Ignore her and tell her that the name decision is up to you and Darling Husband and be firm.  Its NOT her decision, regardless of how much she tries to bully you

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