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My mom said before choosing a final name, go to the back door, open it, and yell the name as loud as you can, and see how it sounds, because you will do that about a million times.

Have you ever heard this, and have you tried it?


Asked by SweetLuci at 12:38 PM on Nov. 13, 2010 in Baby Names

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  • Yup thats what i did and in the end i just loved the name we chose that much more :)

    Answer by coolassmom87 at 5:09 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • haven't hear it.....but she's right =)

    Answer by skittles1108 at 12:46 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • I practiced it yes.. not out the back door but around the house.. and I also tried to see how many ways I could turn it into a joke and made sure that there was no way someone could do something like turn Collin into Colon.

    Answer by MamaJasmine at 1:04 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • Yes. I've heard it. And we did think about it. Really it's about flow... How well does the name work together... You don't want a name that sounds awkward or weird when said, this kind of practice helps to stop that.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 5:56 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • lol no but sounds pretty solid to me :p

    Answer by pookipoo at 12:45 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • havent heard it but aleast you get to see how it sounds

    Answer by mandynjohnsmom at 12:56 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • I have heard this. And I didn't do it. I chose pretty kick a** middle names for my kids but wanted a more "normal" first name. As my name is Tenessa and couldn't get the personalized things like my sister Heather had. So for DS1 we chose Hunter Rhyett (pronounced Riot). And for DS2 we chose Logan Rhyder. Now with Hunter I can't yell out first and middle name without giggling a little so I use first and last with both boys when they're in trouble. lol

    Answer by tCzarn2 at 1:02 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • lol that is cute and so true,, I like cullen yet when i say it over and over it sounds bad

    Answer by kileighsmommie at 1:09 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • I like that idea. Another one is to put "president" in front of it.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 1:36 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • Haha that's too funny but she has a point

    Answer by MelSwim7 at 2:04 PM on Nov. 13, 2010