So my in-laws came to visit this weekend. It was great to see them and they were beyond generous with helping us get some items preparing for the new addition to our family.
One of the first questions that they ask, of course, is "What are you going to name him?" Everyone has been pressing this point and thus far we've been dodging providing a response but.....these are my DH's parents. So, we proceeded to explain we had a very long list of contenders and we were still working on a final decision. We gave them some of our top choices at the moment.......MISTAKE!!!!
They were open about the ones they liked and open about the ones they didn't like. I always find the negative comments a little hurtful (it's our choice ultimately, I didn't ask for opinions, "If you don't have anything nice to say....")
They grabbed ahold of one that they liked the most and continued to refer to the baby with it all weekend. The conversation was continually brought to what they felt the baby's middle name should be (after we had explained we wanted to be firm on the first name before we selected a middle name.) The pressure to continue to give positive feedback about all names suggested grew as the weekend went on.
I am dreading the situation, should it occur, that we choose a different name that they perhaps don't like.... or the conversation that will inevitably occur when we select a middle name that they disagree with (opening another can of worms.)
Naming this baby is frustrating... it's a lose-lose situation... don't share, and people get upset... share, and you have to sit through everyone?s negative opinions about choices that you make. This should be fun... too many cooks in the kitchen.