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Changed proposed name while pregnant or later? Photo Assassin 67 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 1666 posts
20th May '13

DH and I knew the names of our children before conceiving, and knew that if it was a girl, her name would be Abigail Jane, if it was a boy, we would name him Dallas Michael.



Now, its not DH with the second thoughts, its me. Saying the name "Dallas" all of the sudden, makes me cringe. I don't like it, and the more its said, the more I hate it.



So, I told DH this, and he got upset. Naturally, he thought the naming game was behind us, we agreed on something, and that was that. Except, I am not willing to let it go.



So I came up with another name (it was our 2nd choice name), and I fell in love with it.



Dalton Michael



He's coming around more with the idea, and I even said, "if he is born, and we realize that he is Dallas, than we will keep it that way, if not, I want to go with Dalton".



So, its the plan, and we haven't told anyone else the other proposed name (in case I decide I hate this one to before giving birth, lol).



I know mommas (and daddies) change their minds all the time, but how late up to the game, did you change your mind, and name your baby something else than planned?

I♥RYLEIGH 49 kids; Windsor, Ontario 10437 posts
20th May '13

I knew i wanted ryleigh before she was even thought of and TBH, the only reason i ever hesitated on her name was because of the women on here lol. I'm so glad I named her what I wanted because I really would've kicked myself in the ass if I didn't.

*06-06-2013* 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Omaha, Nebraska 907 posts
20th May '13

I am 34 weeks pregnant and just changed my baby boys name not even a month ago... And with my last baby I didn't think of her name until 2 weeks before I gave birth.. Your baby your choice is how I see it..

Serial Mom ✄ 18 kids; Michigan 2690 posts
20th May '13

I changed my baby's name when she was 6 months old! I'm so glad I did. She's 11 months old now and I have no regrets. Her name suits her perfectly.



Also, I don't like Dallas either. It sounds so hillbilly-ish.

Ƥinkƴ 34 kids; 2 angel babies; Madagascar 23701 posts
20th May '13
justanotherchicken Alabama 2402 posts
20th May '13

I was about about 6-7 months with my first and changed name.



I'm very set on the name this time.



Dallas is my nieces name, it suits her

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
20th May '13

First off, Dallas is a very feminine name. I would think it was a girls name. And it kinda sounds like a stripper name



I love Dalton



And Cora's name kept changing until it was put on the birth certificate. I kinda made the decision as I was filling out the paperwork

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
20th May '13

I love dallas. It reminds me of the city and colour singer Dallas green. I hate dalton personally.



I picked dd name about 3 weeks before she was born.



This time around with ds (currently 26 weeks) we have three names (myles/miles, koby or Dallas lol) and we are choosing why suits him more once he is born. We might even choose a complete new name

weefee 1 child; Glasgow, Î, United Kingdom 441 posts
status 20th May '13

Calum wasn't named till I saw him. I'm weird like that, I believe that sometimes when you see someone you know that they should or shouldn't be given a certain name lol. You don't have to have decided on a name before he's born. I always say if you can't decide wait and see how you both feel once he's born.



I really wanted to call him Ruaraidh but because I live in France it was too difficult to say, however had he looked like a Ruaraidh I would have still named him it lol but he looked like a Calum!

Photo Assassin 67 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 1666 posts
20th May '13
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" First off, Dallas is a very feminine name. I would think it was a girls name. And it kinda sounds like ... [snip!] ... name kept changing until it was put on the birth certificate. I kinda made the decision as I was filling out the paperwork"


I never seen it used as a females name, always male.



I liked Dallas, (heck, I am a Dallas Cowboys fan!), but I work in a financial billig office, and every time I see the city name, it makes me throw up. Thinking, "I don't want to name my baby a city name".



Now, I know, Dalton means "from the valley", but when I say it, it just feels right to me. Heck, I may find another name I like and change it again!

~mama~ 4 kids; Susanville, CA, United States 1556 posts
20th May '13

I had several names for each of my kids so I assigned each name a hair color so right when they were born I knew what the name would be.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
20th May '13
Quoting Photo Assassin *23weeks*:" I never seen it used as a females name, always male. I liked Dallas, (heck, I am a Dallas Cowboys fan!), ... [snip!] ... "from the valley", but when I say it, it just feels right to me. Heck, I may find another name I like and change it again!"



I've only known two dallas's in my life. One was a stripper, and one was rather "easy" lol.

So I have negative associations with the name.

user banned SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 24574 posts
20th May '13

We chose Addyson shortly after finding out we were having a girl. We did the wall letters, monograms...etc. everything was "Addyson"! But, the week before we had her I just got this overwhelming feeling of...that's not her name. And she continued to have no name till 2 hours before being discharged from the hospital. lol We ended up going with Lauren....and I am SO glad we did! It definitely took seeing her to decide on a name.

♥Rach♥ 2 kids; Arizona 12875 posts
20th May '13

DH and I narrowed it down to three names right after I found out I was pregnant: Emma (my fav), Amelia (one we both loved), and Eleanor (DH's suggestion). I wasnt the biggest of the name Eleanor, but when we saw her on the 3D ultrasound at 17 weeks, both of us felt that it suited her. We didn't want to make it officially until she was born for two reasons. First, we didn't want to tell everyone her name and personalize surf for her only to change our minds later. Second, I wanted to see her and know for sure. When she was born, DH and I felt strongly about keepin the name but poured through the hospital baby name book for hours to be sure. We named her right before we were discharged from the hospital.

Mrs.Mud 6 kids; 2 angel babies; North Dakota 3314 posts
20th May '13

We changed my first son's name like 3 weeks before he was born. From the time we found out he was a boy, we'd called him Blake, but changed it to James, after my ex's dad. Now son #3 I finally named Blake, still love that name! lol