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should I worry? Christina Mirkovic-Natare Due January 29 (girl); North Carolina 2 posts
28th Nov '12

My husband and I have chosen the name Carmen Olivia for our little one to come. But, every time someone asks me what I plan on naming her, they look at me in a funny way and say the name in question. Should I care what other people think? Or just name MY child what I want.

*A&N's Mama* 2 kids; Halifax, Nova Scotia 4627 posts
28th Nov '12

Name the child what YOU want.

The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
28th Nov '12

I'm not a huge fan of the name Carmen. Bottom line is it's your choice. If you like, that's all that matters. However, I love Olivia :)

Christina Mirkovic-Natare Due January 29 (girl); North Carolina 2 posts
28th Nov '12

Thank you :)

FutureMommyof2 Due June 5; 1 child; Charlotte, North Carolina 1035 posts
28th Nov '12

It's your choice, your baby. I'm sure you don't love the name/names they have all chosen for their children.

мɑkɑnɑni 1 angel baby; ~, FL, United States 65147 posts
28th Nov '12

It's okay. :D

Zanne6 Due February 7 (boy); 19 kids; 1 angel baby; Virginia 1013 posts
28th Nov '12

When I was pregnant with my third Son i dreaded telling People his name esp Older people. I actually would tell older people and strangers his name was going to be Trey instead of telling them his real name just so i wouldnt start up a convo about why and where his name came from. I LOVE his name and of all my sons his is my favorite and fits him so well!!!

.MommaBug. 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Dayton, OH, United States 931 posts
28th Nov '12

It is your choice BUT Carmen & Oliva don't really flow well together and you may end up correcting people for her entire life...

.MommaBug. 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Dayton, OH, United States 931 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting Zanne6:" When I was pregnant with my third Son i dreaded telling People his name esp Older people. I actually ... [snip!] ... a convo about why and where his name came from. I LOVE his name and of all my sons his is my favorite and fits him so well!!!"


lol what IS his real name?

Lotusmama Due March 31; British Columbia 1672 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting Christina Mirkovic-Natare:" Should I care what other people think? Or just name MY child what I want."


As long as you and DH like it then it doesn't really matter what anyone else thinks. They are both REAL names, spelt correctly, so as long as this name is for a girl then there is nothing wrong with your choice - if someone doesn't like it then that is just thier opinion.



BTW I love the name Carmen :) It is one of the first Operas I ever saw! She is an interesting Charactor - very wild and wily :)



BTW if it is a boy then the masculine version would be Carmelo Oliver. :)

Zanne6 Due February 7 (boy); 19 kids; 1 angel baby; Virginia 1013 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting {{Expecting #3}}:" lol what IS his real name?"


Triton Alex. Triton.. "Tri" means three, and he is our 3rd son. Also my husband is Alex Jr so he is the 3rd Alex as well. lol. Trey means three too.

Jessica Jarrett Due December 16 (girl); Cullman, Alabama 36 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting NevviesMom:" Name the child what YOU want."

agree!!