Name drama: Would you just give in?

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Registered: 04-18-2011
Name drama: Would you just give in?
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Sat, 10-01-2011 - 12:31pm

Sorry if you are sick of me posting on this topic. lol

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 10-03-2011 - 2:46pm

Oh man, I'm sorry you're going through this. Even though it's "just" a name - it's a super big deal IMO. At first I thought they both had to be family names that meant a lot to him, but it doesn't sound like that's the case? I think you have every right to be frustrated. (I'm frustrated that we can't come to an agreement on a middle name).

Some suggestions:

1). Go with John or Bradley and pick a middle name that you would be happy calling him. Or a middle name that you could do an initial name with (probably easier to do with John) - JD, JJ, etc?

2). Have John or Bradley be the middle name and your DH can call him that if he chooses?

3). Suggest he gets to put 2 names in a hat, you get to pick 2 and you draw randomly. I'll admit I don't know if I'd have the guts to do that.

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Registered: 01-05-2005
Mon, 10-03-2011 - 1:53pm
I'm sorry, but every time I hear Clementine I think of two things 1) Huckleberry Hound singing 'Oh, My Darling' and the character named Clementine on Caillou.

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Registered: 08-11-2009
Mon, 10-03-2011 - 1:08pm

If you are looking for some fresh names to throw into the running, I love the forums at nameberry.com. There are people there who are obssessed with baby naming and have given me some fabulous ideas.

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Registered: 09-22-2001
Mon, 10-03-2011 - 11:18am

Hi - I'm totally just hopping on this thread because I have a "John."

Jules - Happily married and Momma to DS, DD and expecting our Caboose Baby 11/24/2012


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Registered: 11-05-2004
Mon, 10-03-2011 - 12:17am

I say do not give up!! Hold your ground, this baby is just as much yours as his and your the one doing all the work to get him here. Your DH can't call all the shots, he got his way with the gender U/S thing, and a name is very important. Maybe use John for his middle name or something. I dunno, I wouldn't settle though. Keep searching.

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Registered: 08-11-2009
Sun, 10-02-2011 - 11:51pm

To be fair her name was not Clementine, her last name was Clem, which is what we would use as a nn since our last name is so long. Still way too close for me. And completely inappropriate. He has suggested it for all 3 of our girls; he just loves the name Clementine (not Clem specifically).

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Registered: 04-18-2011
Sun, 10-02-2011 - 7:50pm
Well, he likes John because it is the name of one of his ancestors lol. He is overly prideful of his pilgrim family history, imo. I have no idea what his deal with Bradley is. Just likes the sound I suppose.

We eventually reached a compromise on dd's name AFTER she was born. I don't want to go through all that again.

Jimmerson - the name of an ex??!?!?!? NO WAY! I actually do really love the name Astrid though. If I had that name association with it I would pass too lol.

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Registered: 07-07-2006
Sun, 10-02-2011 - 5:59pm

I think the names he likes are fine BUT it is a big decision and I think it has to be frustrating to feel like you have no input. I'm not sure what I'd do, prob keep on fighting it until something gives. Let him know it's YOUR child together and you want a part in it. Good luck.

Jill, mommy to Chloe, almost 5, Oliver, 3 & baby Ella born 12-1-11 !
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sun, 10-02-2011 - 4:47pm

Sorry Sunni, I didn't mean you, I meant Jimmerson.

Trai

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sun, 10-02-2011 - 4:38pm

I wouldn't give into a name if I don't want it.

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