Do You & Your Partner Agree on Names?

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Do You & Your Partner Agree on Names?
Wed, 08-29-2012 - 10:24am

Usually, after nine months or possibly ten, the parents manage to arrive at a name they both can live with. Why does baby-naming inspire such deep feelings and strong arguments in a couple who may have an easy time getting along in so many other ways?

For one thing, choosing a name can tap into deep, previously-unexplored issues about family, tradition, gender, image, one's very identity. It may be the first important test of control and compromise. And the problems around choosing a name can feel all the more disturbing because you think it's supposed to be so easy and fun.

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How is the name hunt going?  Do you and your DH/partner agree on names? Has it been a bit of a struggle? 

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Thu, 09-13-2012 - 3:11pm

Since it is  our child not his or mine but our and we both had that mindset  agreeing on a name was easy.  I  told him the two diffrent ideas for boy and girl.  The boy would honour two of our friends, one who died   last year and the other one is seriously ill   and  for a girl we would honor our  grandmothers.

We settled for  our maternal grandmothers names for our daughter.

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Thu, 08-30-2012 - 12:00pm
It was a difficult process for us as we just couldn't agree. We finally decided on a compromise: I selected the first name, and he selected the middle name. Funny thing is, my DH will only call my son by his middle name now. LOL!
Hope, Mommy to Spencer Expecting Baby #2 09/17/12