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Who gets to pick the name?

When you have the baby who gets to pick the name? how does it usually work

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:46 PM on Jan. 18, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • we picked names together. the first two were agreed on. they were named for specific reasons. the third we literally drew out of a hat. we couldn't decide between three names we both loved. the one we ended up with was one suggested by my sis in law.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:48 PM on Jan. 18, 2009

  • we picked together however my hubby LOVED the name Mason and i wasn't crazy on it but i knew how much he liked it so i gave in and now i LOVE the name too :) I

    Answer by krazyash023 at 6:51 PM on Jan. 18, 2009

  • We looked through names together or came up with names on our own and discussed them. For us as soon as we heard a name we both knew that was the one. I know that if we have a boy next, he really wants the baby to have his first name...and honestly I'm not crazy about the idea-but being that it is somewhat of a tradition in his family and he's really being adament about it...I'm going along with it. I get to pick the middle name though.

    But I think that it is important for it to be a mutual decision. Afterall, he'll be calling the child by that name (as will you) for the rest of his/her life-so it should be something you both like.

    Answer by Lacey1012 at 6:51 PM on Jan. 18, 2009

  • it is a joint decision.

    Answer by Lyndall at 6:54 PM on Jan. 18, 2009

  • I was a single mom the first time around, and so i did all the picking. With my second one, it's me and him and we have different views on names. But i think it is a joint decision and should be agreed upon. Unless the dad is just a loser.

    Answer by sarapurser at 7:01 PM on Jan. 18, 2009

  • Thats something that should be decided together. Its funny, my husband and I disagree on most everything (its part of our charm), but we found that part easy :).

    Answer by LovinMyMikayla at 7:19 PM on Jan. 18, 2009

  • with both my girls i picked out there names with my first i was alone from the time i was 2 months and with my second little one now he said he didn't care it was up too me ... i asked him about it though to make sure he liked it only thing is now is the last name part with her we aint married and i HATE his family they didn't want her too be born so we will see what happens with that when she comes

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:26 PM on Jan. 18, 2009

  • If both parents are going to be involved then you have to figure out some form of agreement. Or a name both people can agree on. My first child is Evan Tyler I was single for that one so it is all second is Lilly Autumn which I came up with and my partner agreed on. the upcoming baby will be Aidan Alexander---I thought up the first name and we both liked it, and my partner came up with the middle name and we both liked that too. I couldn't give my child a name i flat out didn't like but it is important to remember that daddy has as much claim to the baby should he want

    Answer by Lovemybabies885 at 9:02 PM on Jan. 18, 2009

  • lol, Daddy decided!

    Answer by matobe at 10:32 PM on Jan. 18, 2009

  • my husband and i are getting divorced and hes not around for anything so i got to pick everything.

    Answer by metallicakh39 at 10:51 PM on Jan. 18, 2009

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