(Closed) Should Grandma get veto power in choosing baby names??

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

@MaggieGirl: Umm no? Theyll get over it and once the baby is here theyll associate the name with your baby…not some shitty coworker they had 20 years ago.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Here’s a good way to get over that. Shock the system. Tell your parents you are thinking of some abhorrent name that you *really* are not considering. Pick out something stupid, like Egbert Sherman, and keep a completely straight face. Keep this going for 2 or 3 months.

Once they are convinced this is your name, anything else will be a relief, and they should leave you alone.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

You can’t please everyone.

You and your husband are the ones that will say your child’s name the most/it will matter most to. I would only take our parents’ thoughts into consideration if it was a REALLY strong dislike. For example: I love the name Evelyn, but it’s my mom’s birth mother’s name so I would NEVER use it, both for my mom’s sake and because I’d feel like I was being rude to my grandparents. But you see, that’s a pretty extreme case.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

I say they should get over it.  In the interest of full disclosue though, I should add that my grandma successfully talked my mom out of naming me after my great-grandmother–Ragnahild!  I am thankful for that, so as long as it is not terrible, go for it.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@StuporDuck: How did you guess our top-secret favorite boy name?! 😉 You make me smile.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@StuporDuck: haha, thats something I would totally do if my family starting giving me crap about my future childs name!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@AmeliaBedelia: Why thank you! 🙂 I know my off-beat humor isn’t for everyone. Tongue Out

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

FYI: Im sure when Im pregnant and my Fiance and I are picking baby names, my Future Mother-In-Law will try and get us to name our baby something awful because she likes it. Ill probably just tell her “were still deciding” until the ink is dry on the birth certificate :p

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Um the only opinions that matter are yours and those of your husband.  This is why a lot of people don’t even tell anyone the baby name they choose until after the birth.  

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

While I don’t necessarily think grandparents should get veto power, I am VERY happy that my grandmother did when I was born. My parents were going to name me Hennah (no, not Hannah, Hennah) up until my grandmother got to the hospital while my mom was in labor. My grandmother HATED the name and suggested Caitlyn as an alternative. I’m much happier as a Caitlyn than I think I would be as a Hennah.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think it’s nice to have someone there for a reality check as CaitMarae mentioned, so I would take her seriously if she says the name is too weird or something.

They absolutely cannot veto every name that’s the same name as someone else they know. I used to work for this crazy alcoholic lady, she was unbearable and super awkward to be around and my friends and I used to joke about her and use her name a lot. When my neice was born, guess what her name ended up being! Even though she has the same name as arguably the most insane person I’ve ever met, she’s never once “reminded” me of the woman. Now when I hear that name I only think of my neice 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I think it depends on the reason. Once knew a co-worker with that name- not good reason. Was sexually assulted by someone with that name- good reason, veto granted.

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@MsNarwhal: thats what I was thinking as well

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