Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Naming of Our Son

What is the deal with trying to name your child...People will ask you what you are thinking of naming your child, we excitedly share and, have recieved mostly positive responses and some rude comments-- in regards to the one we like. (I do not remember such reactions when we named our daughters) The five of us have tried to pick a name that we like, and everyone has their opinions I know and you are intitled to that. However, just because you do not like it does not mean we do not love it and feel it is our childs name. When naming the girls we had picked them, pondered them and now feel that their names were meant for them.. The names are them....So, to those of you who know who you are, this is our choice. You have stated how you feel, now respect that this is our child and let it be..Has anyone else had this problem with people trying to change what you name your child?

Note: This is from an emotional pregnant women venting.....


Holly said...

You're right, it's not their business even if they are family. It's YOUR decision and it's YOUR child. You said it well when you asked them to respect your choice.

Everyone is going to have an opinion and, unfortunately,they are going to offer those opinions, especially family. I have, sometimes, privately wondered at the naming choices of others, but I would never state my disapproval to someone. It's not my business, even if it is a family member.

Good for you for standing your ground.

Noble M Standing said...

I so understand. When my DH and
I chose the name Timberland my MIL, whom I love, hated it. She tried to get me to change the name the whole pregnancy. She even called my mother in hopes of talking her into talking me into changing it. It didnt work, his name is Timberland and I love it.
Don't let any one talk you out of what you feel is right. He is your son not theirs.


Mom2My6Kids said...

Naming babies is one of those subjects that recieves way too many unwanted opinions. I'm sorry that you have had some negative comments on the names you are considering. Naming my children was something I took very seriously. I didn't want to mess it up for the child. I would look at this new little person and wonder what they wanted their name to be. Sometimes it was the name I had come prepared with, sometimes it changed to something I hadn't thought of before. In the end, I know which of my children chose their names and which ones I chose and they all fit perfectly! Enjoy this choice. And what great is that now days pretty much anything goes. I can't wait to hear what you decide on!

Tall Carpenters said...

Hey Nicole,
Don't fret. We had that same reaction when naming our son. There were the looks, the how do you spell it, and the "what do you think about this name instead". Ultimately, we stuck by our name, and we love it. I feel it emcompasses everything he is about and will be about as he grows older. Love your name, have confidence in your name because he is part of your strong! Austin