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castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 18946 posts
17th Nov '12

Didn't know the sex of number two, but we didn't share our choices until it was decided after he was born. My mom hated his name, she is very blunt and said it out right. But then she retracted and now she says nothing about it and were are still very happy with our choice 10 months later.

Mommy+1 California 794 posts
17th Nov '12
Quoting Lizplustwo:" I care to an extent, but not enough to change it...my mother couldn't get the pronunciation right for the longest time (Aria), and that drove me nuts, but she's got it down now."


lol my mom wasnt fond of my daughters name either, its Gianna, she could barley pronounce it like its so hard lol... so she just calls her GiGi now :/

☆ Erica 1 child; Flat Rock, Michigan 1439 posts
17th Nov '12

I'll listen to their opinions and take it into consideration but in the end the choice is mine. Each member of my family kept telling me to name my daughter this and that, and gave their opinions about each name we picked until we settled with Emma, then their opinions didn't matter because we just loved that name so much lol

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
17th Nov '12
Quoting Spencer Pratt:" My mom hated the name I gave my youngest LO because she associated it with this crazy guy (like psychopathic ... [snip!] ... it rhymed with mucus and puke-us and he's get teased, I told them all the same thing I told my mom and they shut up too haha "



Lucas was on my list, but SO shot pretty much everything down. We liked Jameson and then after we found out we were having a boy, he said no. -__-

T♥B♥A Due June 27 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Denver, CO, United States 12584 posts
17th Nov '12
Quoting Mommy+1:" my mom hates the name we are choosing for our baby, honestly i told her she had her chance naming her 3 kids, so friggin annoying"



nope once the baby comes it really doesn't matter, no one says anything about the name after that and they grow to like the baby/child so the name doesn't seem weird..

E J 2 kids; North Dakota 1737 posts
17th Nov '12

When DH and I announced our daughter's name (Luna), it wasn't received very well at first. Yeah, I minded a bit, because they were my family, and I hated hearing about it being a bad name, but that didn't sway my decision.



They'll come around. They always do, so try not to let the comments get to you.

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
17th Nov '12

Lol yeah the way my mom said it reminded me of diarrhea...I was like really mom? But once she got the hang of it, she liked it :)



I do tend to care a lot about my mother's opinion...especially with my first, because BD wasn't involved. I mean, I think you should take your family's opinion into consideration somewhat...just because they might see something you don't...but unless they have a really valid issue with it, I would just listen politely and go with the name you want.

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
17th Nov '12
Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" <blockquote><b>Quoting LolaMcKitten:</b>" I used to but my mom now realizes I resent ... [snip!] ... me about it last time and changing my mind, so no - I don't care anymore. "</blockquote> Awww what name did you want?"


First Kieran, she made all kinds of comments on how it sounded feminine and then I loved Maxwell and she kept making coffee jokes and asking of his middle name was going to be "Smart" (hardy har mom) and it just got so old after a while that I went back to the drawing board and choose something that her and my ex liked even though I didn't. (It's Caleb, which isn't awful and it does fit him really well - but I like it on other people's kids, it's too popular for me).




Yeah......my next baby WILL have a name that I love, lol!

Ronnie RadKat 4 kids; Arizona 22015 posts
17th Nov '12
Quoting Lizplustwo:" I care to an extent, but not enough to change it...my mother couldn't get the pronunciation right for the longest time (Aria), and that drove me nuts, but she's got it down now."


Do you pronounce it R-E-Ah or Air-E-Ah?



I love the name and pronounce it the first way.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
17th Nov '12
Quoting LolaMcKitten:" First Kieran, she made all kinds of comments on how it sounded feminine and then I loved Maxwell and ... [snip!] ... - but I like it on other people's kids, it's too popular for me). Yeah......my next baby WILL have a name that I love, lol! "


my SO wanted Max in any form (max, maxwell, maximus..) everyone told him it was a dog's name.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22775 posts
17th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting LolaMcKitten:</b>" First Kieran, she made all kinds of comments on how it sounded feminine and then I loved Maxwell and ... [snip!] ... - but I like it on other people's kids, it's too popular for me). Yeah......my next baby WILL have a name that I love, lol! "</blockquote>




Awww I'm sorry she made you change it :(



Btw I know you have stepkids (I think you would call them that correct me if I'm wrong) what are their names may I ask?

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
17th Nov '12
Quoting Spencer Pratt:" Do you pronounce it R-E-Ah or Air-E-Ah? I love the name and pronounce it the first way. "



:!: like on pretty little liars. but now it's becoming really popular because of that show.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22775 posts
17th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lizplustwo:</b>" Lol yeah the way my mom said it reminded me of diarrhea...I was like really mom? But once she got the ... [snip!] ... you don't...but unless they have a really valid issue with it, I would just listen politely and go with the name you want. "</blockquote>




My daughter's first name is Ariadne. Are-ee-ah-don-n

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22775 posts
17th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting JiLLiAN.:</b>" :!: like on pretty little liars. but now it's becoming really popular because of that show."</blockquote>




I hate how popular names get when they're on a popular TV show :(

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
17th Nov '12
Quoting Spencer Pratt:" Do you pronounce it R-E-Ah or Air-E-Ah? I love the name and pronounce it the first way. "

First way :)



I was worried about it becoming overly popular because of the show, but I have a good friend who's a L&D nurse and she had never heard it...DH is in love with it so I'm taking my chances. It's too cute when he rubs my belly and tells me what a pretty name she has :)