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I am a bit conflicted about my baby's name if she is girl

Posted by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 5:22 PM
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A boy is easy. If I am pregnant with a boy, his name will Jasper Albert.

If we are having a girl, it gets tricky at that point.

I love Anne. Just Anne. Not Annie, or Anna, or Analisa etc. JUST ANNE.

My dh's brother's wife has a dd named ANNA, not ANNE. The reason she picked Anna, instead of Anne, was because of my mil. She berated the poor woman day and night, saying Anne was too plain the child would hate her, blah blah blah. My sister in law loved Anne of green gables just like I do. It is my favorite book and hers too. For months, we watched my mil wittle her down until she finally named her dd Anna.

Anne is my favorite name and unlike my sister in law, my mil will NOT wittle me down to some fucked up compromise. My dd would be Anne Shirley (Last name), yes Shirley would be her middle name. I want to do it, but I also think it might cause sore feelings between my sister in law and I. But my dh loves the name Anne Shirley Last name, and so do I. I have 3 boys and am pregnant and this will likely be my last and if it is a girl my only girl so I feel like this is the only chance to get the name we want.

What do you all think? Thanks.

by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 5:22 PM
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endoftheworld
by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 5:26 PM

bump

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Dec. 20, 2012 at 5:27 PM
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No. Don't do it. Shirley she wouldn't like her name when she got older.
Shermy
by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 5:27 PM
I would talk to her about it honestly and see how she feels, just what you said here
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whitneymf
by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 5:28 PM
Name her what you and hubby like don't mind any one else's opinion. It will just drive you crazy lol
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Dec. 20, 2012 at 5:30 PM
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I hope to God that you do have a girl.  Jasper Albert is horrible!

WheelerWife
by Silver Member on Dec. 20, 2012 at 5:30 PM

How close are you and your SIL? Would you be comfortable talking to her about it?

Good luck!! 

JenB1983
by Platinum Member on Dec. 20, 2012 at 5:30 PM
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I would name my child the name that s/o and I agreed upon. Period. Nobody else needs to have a say.
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LovelyMommy24
by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 5:30 PM

I think it's really cute! It shouldn't cause any hard feelings from her, she had every opportunity to name her child Anne and chose against it. 

endoftheworld
by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Albert is my grandfathers name, he died before I was born, am sad I never got to meet him. Jasper is just a name we like. I dont get what is wrong with Jasper.

Quoting Anonymous:

I hope to God that you do have a girl.  Jasper Albert is horrible!

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Dec. 20, 2012 at 5:32 PM
Emily Anne, Isabelle Anne, Anne Elizabeth

You can still name her Anne, but add something else to her name so it sounds different!!
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