It took SO and I a very long time to come up with a name for our second son, but we finally agreed on a first name last week. Everyone in our families knows that we had been having some trouble with this and have been offering suggestions. Well, I told my MIL that we had decided on a first name but that we're keeping it a surprise and she just won't let it go! First she was mad at me for letting her know the sex, and now she's mad because I won't tell her his name! She's even hounding my almost 4yo about it! I want my son to know his baby brother's name, of course, but at the same time, I don't want my MIL to find out from asking him.
How can I let her know that we're serious about keeping the name to ourselves until he's born? (With our first boy, she insisted she didn't want to know the sex and as a result chose our theme and everything she bought us was yellow giraffes... just so you know what we're dealing with lol!)
Answer by SaraP1989 at 1:50 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
Answer by gramsmom at 1:51 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
Answer by Bethsunshine at 1:56 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
I have never understood what the big deal in letting people know what you are going to name your child. I mean It's not going to be a secret once everyone comes to meet him. I say just tell her she is the Grandmother, and if you are afraid that people won't like the name then too bad for them. They are still going to call him by the name you and your s/o chose.
Answer by cynprz at 1:59 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
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Answer by StarrCooKie at 2:06 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
We have done that with both our kids. My SIL and BIL are always trying to take our kids names. When then are pregnant. They will ask us what names we have picked out. they are still bugging us about our boys name. Still will not tell them because it is the only name we can come up with together. Every time they have a child. When they tell us the baby's name they will ask if they took our name. Is ignoring.
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Answer by Pnukey at 7:11 PM on Feb. 11, 2010