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If your partner has their heart set on a name for your baby, but you think it's horrible, would you let him have his way? [poll]

20 votes
Your partner has choosen a name he loves, thinks it's perfect, but you do not feel the same... what do you do?
Go along with his choice... it's his baby too! (1 vote)
You try to convince him it's not that great! (4 votes)
You put your foot down & tell him no way! (13 votes)
asked in General Q&A by bcpotts (7,692 points)
That important life long decision should be made carefully with equal input from both parents.

16 Answers

0 votes
I agree with it needs to be a jointly agreed upon name especially if both parents have strong feelings about names. You dont want to feel any resentment when saying the name that belongs to your little sweetie.
answered by Guppy (6,009 points)
0 votes
I thought I was being mean by putting my foot down but it looks like I am with the majority.  HAHA.  You need to like the name of your baby, I mean CMON!
answered by Felicia (151 points)
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I would want to hear him out and if he really feels strongly about it then maybe he has the right.  Sometimes his passion can out weigh how much you dislike it.  And you may end up liking it after awhile.  Kind of like a band that you have to listen to a few times before you like them.
answered by Amber (252 points)
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Seems like this would be a thing you should compromise.  If he is sooo passionate about it or if it is a family name then it should have been something he brough up even before marriage.  If he did then you should let the family tradition go on.  You dont want all your in laws disliking you.
answered by BarbT (226 points)
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I hate when people name their kids after of my girlfriends hates the name her husband picked out for their dog.  Hope she learns to put her foot down before they have kids.
answered by channylaf (3,549 points)
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When it comes to your child's name, I think it needs to be one both parents like. Keep going through names until you find one both of you can agree on.

If the name your partner likes is beacuse of a family tradition or he wants to name the child after a beloved relative, you can always compromise and make that the child's middle name.
answered by jenmccaul (690 points)