12 Ways to Break the Baby-Name Deadlock and Make Sure Your Pick Wins!

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Rebecca Raphael on Jul 15, 2010 at 3:46PM

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Break the Baby-Name Deadlock: Make Sure You Get Your Pick!

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a Rebecca Raphael on Jul 15, 2010 at 3:48PM

You’ve already made a million decisions about baby in completely blissfull agreement. But then you started talking names and he started having wacko opinions! You love unique, cool picks like Gunner, Phoenix or Rex; he won’t budge on more traditional names like Jacob, Sam or Joshua. So between you, you can't make a decision and the clock is ticking. We've got you covered! Here are 12 smart (albeit a bit sneaky) strategies for handling the baby-name negotiation that will (virtually) guarantee your pick will prevail!

You Get to Pick the Name for Kid #1; He Gets to Pick for Kid #2
The “let’s take turns” approach is a tried-and-true negotiation method. Your spouse may feel a little slighted this go-round, so consider setting certain parameters to ease the concession: If he absolutely despises your first choice, you could go with your second choice. That way you get to reject his first pick next time around if you find it, um, appalling.

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