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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You Pick the First Name; He Picks the Middle Name - and the Last Name!

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a Rebecca Raphael on Jul 15, 2010 at 3:50PM

Even if you kept your maiden name, it’s likely that your kid’s last name will be the same as your husband’s. (Though hyphenating or creating a new last name that’s an amalgamation are options, too.) Remind your husband how beautiful it is that your kid will carry on his family name for decades to come, and tell him you’re also willing to let him pick the middle name… a pretty fair trade for letting you decide the kid’s first name -- sorta. (But say it like you mean it!)

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