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The Politics of Baby Naming

  • Apr 16, 2010
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With less than 8 weeks to go until baby-girl Monkey arrives, we are knee deep in the baby naming game.

I knew it wouldn't be easy, as I like different names than my husband and we are both rather opinionated. What I didn't anticipate is how everybody has an opinion and they don't hesitate to share it with you.

You are with a friend at lunch and they ask names you are considering.  It is inevitable they will make disapproving faces, tell you which is better, or even more likely, tell you you should name your baby what their favorite name is.

Family too.  They want you to stick with the letter or name themes they used when they named you and your siblings, or some give you pressure to keep family names alive through your baby even if they are names like "Cantwell Muckenfuss" (uh, that is a real name :)) "suckling pig" or "twattwat rose" or "dorkkus pudding pie"  No matter.  These are legacy names!

I have a new plan.  No longer will we share actual potential names.  Instead, I'll be sharing the most ridiculous and hideous names (seems more fun :) )
 
Will people still be as bold in their opinion if the name I offer up is so clearly abhorrent that even a loving old grandma would vomit at the sound of?

This is your chance Monkey Readers.  For those of you with real OR fake and smart ass name ideas -  share your baby girl names with me now! Who knows, if we actually used yours I promise to send you a nice gifty from me and baby monkey!!!

Monkey Readers:
* If you have kids, did you share the name with people first?  **If you plan to have kids one day, would YOU share your ideas with people?

MESSAGE ME YOUR TOPICS, QUESTIONS, VEXING DILEMMAS OR THOUGHTS
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April 20, 2010
We told everyone the name we picked, and watched them GASP in horror or say "nooooo"! Is it strange that I got some sort of pleasure from watching their pain?
 
April 19, 2010
Lindsay: I love the names Aston & McLaren actually, how fabulous you already have names you guys love!!! Thanks so much for weighing in!! Aerodaze, you also had a fab girl's name!!! I'm sure your little boy got a great and fitting name too :) Thanks for weighing in, we have finally narrowed down to 2 names, I'll let you know what wins :) Cheers Cameron http://www.conquerthemonkey.com
April 19, 2010
I can't wait to hear what you decide! Enjoy the remaining weeks!! :)
 
April 19, 2010
I know where you are coming from! My stepbrother and his girlfriend refused to tell anyone until they knew the sex of the baby (they had decided on one for each). It was Stella for a girl and Levi for a boy. Turns out it was a girl, and everyone was saying how happy they were it wasn't a boy because they couldn't picture a Levi in the family... but I'm sure it would have happened the same in the reverse situation. I've already warned my parents in advance that my boyfriend and I have decided on our future children's names and they better accept it within the coming years:) Since my boyfriend is obsessed with cars, I've agreed to the names Aston and McLaren. I already liked the name Aston, but I think McLaren is a cute twist on McKenzie and similar names. I wish you the best of luck in your search. I know it is a tough choice and I know many people that have changed their minds once they look at their child. Just know that it is nobody's decision but YOURS and in the end you will pick the name that is right for your daughter!!
 
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