Post # 1
I’ll go first, of course. Fiance is a huge Star Wars fan, so he’s adamant (I hope jokingly) about naming his kids Luke and/or Leia. I straight up said no way! 😛 We’ve gone over a few names (no, we’re not TTC atm), and came up with some compromises.
Does your SO have unrealistic or silly baby name expectations? Feel free to share! Please note this thread is mostly for amusement, not to bash others’ opinions.
Post # 4
@Sweet_Tea: Woah, that’s so funny because my husband suggested that too! I like both names individually (especially Luke), but I shot that down really fast.
Post # 5
Striker, Buc Eli, and Coby Jack. Oh dear love of mine… if he thinks he is naming our kids any of those he is nuts.
Post # 6
It’s very rare that I get Darling Husband to play the baby-naming game, as he thinks we should wait until we’re expecting to talk about it (BOR-ING!), but the other day he threw a name at me out of nowhere (“So, babe… what do you think of the name…“)…
Simple enough, but we’re not African-American, and I can’t picture that as our child’s name… ever. I think he was just being silly, to stop me from asking about it. 😛
We have somewhat agreed on naming choices for a girl, though–Kenzie (middle name to be decided) or Brinley Anne.
My Dad is also very adamant about us naming our son Bruce, because it’s a rugged MAN’S name. He hates ‘wimpy’ names like Liam (his words, not mine).
Post # 7
Seriously– all I can think of is that Chris Farley and David Spade movie where he says “Richharrrrddd” all the time. Plus- I just don’t like the names Richie, Rich, Rick, Dick or anything else.
Darling Husband also likes the name Frank. I won’t even go into that one…
Post # 8
@brighteyedgirl: Has he ever seen Liam Neeson??!?
Post # 9
FI-to-be loves the name Apple. He thinks it’s pretty, elegant and unique. So. Not. Happening.
Usually he’s the one who likes the normal names (Jack, Max etc.) where as I like more unique names (Otto, Roman etc.)
Post # 10
Its a character (and a good female character) in a series we like. And taken only as a sound/name its nice… but really.. come on.
Could you imagine the torture if your daughter was named Faile? I dont care if there is an “e” that makes it spelled differently than Fail.
Post # 11
he wants to name our future daughter Vega. Brighest star in the sky. but to me it sounds like a stripper name.
For a boy he likes Dylan for the sole reason that he’s obsessed with Bob Dylan. Not only do I detest Bob Dylan, but that name is so overly popular there’s no way I’d name my kid that.
Post # 12
the only name dh ever suggested on his own is Cassidy. not exactly a bad name, but sooo not the style of all the other names we’ve discussed liking. it sounds super 80s to me, and also I gravitate towards older, more classic names that are more Hebrew sounding (we’re Jewish). I think it was a song he liked, not the name so much, but I felt bad shooting it down so quickly…but come on, no way!
Post # 13
boy: marius, merry for short.
Post # 14
My husband thinks Z names are “cool.” But not normal ones like Zach. More like Zuess and Zoro. lol
I’m not totally opposed to Z names if I deem them normal (Zach, Zooey, etc), but I kind of doubt he’ll stick to that when we’re seriously talking. I think for now he just likes to think about “omg how cool” rather than “would that actually be cool for the child” haha
The one Z name I actually really love is Zeke, but I think it only works as a nickname for Ezekial (sp?) and I don’t really like that name because it sounds too religious.
Post # 15
@chasesgirl: I know, right? Show him ‘Taken’, and that should take care of it, you’d think… but, no. My cousin has a son named Liam, and I guess it put my Dad off… he was always a really picky child, very whiny, etc.
Post # 16
Darling Husband suggested Rosario. For a girl. Because… get this… Rosario Dawson is hot. Oh honey, don’t you think it’s weird to name your baby girl after someone you are sexually attracted to? He didn’t seem to understand where I was coming from. However, needless to say, that’s a solid NO.