Post # 46
Rodney? No. Please don’t do that to your child. Especially not as her FIRST name. Rose would be lovely as a first or middle name though and you would still get to carry on your family tradition. Insisting that both names come from YOUR relatives seems kind of selfish and ridiculous (regardless if she will have your hubby’s last name). Do you really want to name her something that you know your husband dislikes and I’m pretty sure she will hate too? If you hated it as your MIDDLE name growing up can you imagine how she will feel having it as the name that everyone will call her?
Post # 47
maymrswinks : It’s probably a good idea to close this thread to further replies (go to the very bottom and “CLOSE” is in small writing on the left). Otherwise the comments will keep coming!
Post # 48
Yuck. All I think is Rodney Dangerfield.
I really wanted to carry on my late fathers name too – my dad was Raymond; my middle name is Rae; and I wanted our son to be Raymond too. So I understand how you feel. But I think Rodney as a first name for s little girl is just something the world isn’t ready for yet. How about Rodney as a middle name – Catherine Rodney Rose would be nice.
Post # 49
You can continue to honor your father by giving your daughter Rodney as a middle name. There’s no reason you have to make it a first name. I would hate to have that experience as a little girl. I think Rose Rodney would do nicely.
Post # 50
I’m sure some people love the name Rodney but for me it’s the character from only fools and horses and I wouldn’t subject a boy to that let alone a girl. I know people are suggesting swapping the two names around but if you like boy names rose would be a big jump for you. Perhaps look in your family tree for other names you like if you want to keep a family theme.
Post # 51
I actually don’t dislike the name, but you really shouldn’t name your child something that your husband hates- so I think it should be ruled out automatically.
Maybe you could make Rodney a middle name if it is that important to you, but honestly, I think you should find something else that your husband can agree too.