June 2013 Moms

Stupidest Fear Ever

I think I'm afraid of choosing a name for our son.  My husband picked the middle name and I agreed with it.  He left me to choose the first name from among the ones he doesn't hate.  And I can't seem to do it.

I keep worrying that our son will dislike it.  Or I'll decide later that I dislike it.  Or someone else in the family will dislike it. Or it will turn out to be too common, or too uncommon, or not stylish enough, or stylish in the wrong way.  Or that somehow it won't capture his personality with exactly the right nuance. 

This is so stupid.  I know it.  I know I can't satisfy all these requirements for certain now and forever.  I can't predict the future.

But I can't find any name that sits comfortably with me, even though we have several perfectly fine ones.  I'm afraid of making a decision that might not be perfect for him.

(Yes, I realize all the implications this has regarding upcoming motherhood and my personal hangups.  Ugh. That makes it worse.) 

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  • Naming a person is really difficult! We have a name but in the back of my mind I keep questioning it. Good luck!
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  • I could have written that post. DH and I decided on a middle name the day we found out we are having a little boy. We have a list of about 15 boy names and while all of them are great names, I can't help thinking that none of them are perfect yet. It probably doesn't help that everyone in my family, except me, goes by their middle name because they hate their first name. 

    My DH keeps saying we have to pick a name that goes from the basketball court to the boardroom and that is so hard!!!  

  • skioskio
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    I'm super fickle about names. I refuse to choose before meeting the baby, because I just KNOW I'll regret it or change my mind if I decide too soon.

    Make a list of two or three and choose when you meet him. :]
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    image skio:
    I'm super fickle about names. I refuse to choose before meeting the baby, because I just KNOW I'll regret it or change my mind if I decide too soon. Make a too three and choose when you meet him. :]

    This! 

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  • I too feel like I could have written this post! You are definitely not alone!

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    I could have written that post. DH and I decided on a middle name the day we found out we are having a little boy. We have a list of about 15 boy names and while all of them are great names, I can't help thinking that none of them are perfect yet. It probably doesn't help that everyone in my family, except me, goes by their middle name because they hate their first name. 

    My DH keeps saying we have to pick a name that goes from the basketball court to the boardroom and that is so hard!!!  

    This made me LOL. It sounds like something my DH would say. 

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  • I can't decide either. I keep thinking I have the name and after a few days I start questioning it or get sick of it. We decided to go into the hospital with a short list and decide when we meet her. Hopefully one name will just seem right. It's totally normal, it's no joke naming another person! You'll be fine. 
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  • VASCVASC
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    Same sentiments here!
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  • mel1987mel1987
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    I can't decide either, I feel like I keep ending up at square one over and over. Nothing is right. I'm scared about waiting till I see the baby too, because what if seeing her doesn't change anything??
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