Hello ladies! I hope you all are well and are enjoying the holidays!
My husband and I are having a disagreement on baby names. Any advice from you gals would be wonderful.
We found out that we are having a girl. My husband would like to name our baby after his late mother who passed away 9 years ago. To be honest, I don't really like this name. My husband comes from one of those families where everyone's name starts with the first 3 letters. So, if we do name this baby after his mom, her name will sound almost identical to my husband's name, along with his dad's name, his sister's name, and his brother's name. I am not a fan of naming trends where everyone in the family's name is almost the same name.
I feel like naming our baby after his mom is an honorable gesture, but I also feel like I am being selfish for taking this right away from my husband. Using her name as a middle name is not an exception (according to him) and using a shorter version of her name would fall into the top 10 baby name category (another naming trend that I am not a fan of).
I realize we still have 3 months to discuss names and nothing has been set in stone. This disagreement is not affecting our marriage or causing any hurt feelings (yet). Is there anyone who is or has gone through the same thing? What were your solutions? I am open to any kind of advice.