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Old 08-07-2007, 12:37 PM   #1
 
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My husband is wonderful in many ways, but he's getting on my last nerve regarding a name for our baby.

He suggests nothing himself, but shoots down everything I suggest.
He has horribly pedestrian taste in names.
I hate him. (Not really, but he's making me mad. Never make a pregnant lady mad.)

Why are boy names so hard?
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Old 08-07-2007, 12:53 PM   #2
 
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Tell me about it! Before we found out what we're having, I made a list of girl and boy names that I liked. Then I gave the lists to DH and he checked the ones he liked off my list. Well, he checked more than 10 girl names, but only like 3 boy names (even though my boy list was longer)! And the ones he picked out were my least favorites off the list. I was so upset!

We already have a name picked out now because apparently there's only one name we both like. Let's hope we never have another boy...
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Old 08-07-2007, 12:57 PM   #3
 
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He suggests nothing himself, but shoots down everything I suggest.
He has horribly pedestrian taste in names.
Just like my husband. haha

We haven't started brainstorming yet for this baby's name but I remember what it was like for the last one.

Yes, boy names (like boy clothes and boy bedding and boy furniture and boy toys) are more difficuult to decide on.
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Girl names were harder for us than boy names.
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Yes, boy names (like boy clothes and boy bedding and boy furniture and boy toys) are more difficuult to decide on.
Ugh, yes! I am having such a hard time finding boy bedding I like. Everything has trucks, cars, trains, airplanes or characters. Not my style. Luckily my husband has no interest in clothes or bedding, so whatever I pick out will be what we get -- unlike names that we have to fight over.
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Just wait til the baby is born and then name him anything you want. In my experience, no decent husband is going to deny his wife after watching her go through birth.

I always had an easy time with boy names. I have 3 boys, but I have several extra favorite names I never even got to use.
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My husband is wonderful in many ways, but he's getting on my last nerve regarding a name for our baby.

He suggests nothing himself, but shoots down everything I suggest.
He has horribly pedestrian taste in names.
I hate him. (Not really, but he's making me mad. Never make a pregnant lady mad.)

Why are boy names so hard?
LOL to the part in bold. my husband did the exact same thing, both times. he waited until the last two weeks to start picking up the baby name book to get ideas and to jot down possible family namesakes.

actually, he came up with a good boy name for our second baby, but that big bundle turned out to be a girl!
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Girls names were harder for us. And according to him: "You'll be so doped up anyway I can choose what I want!" He was kidding of course.

We have a list on the fridge of the front runners right now.
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I think the problem is there are myriad great girls names out there! And about 2 or 3 decent boys names. Same with clothes, bedding sets, etc. If there is a problem w/ choosing for a girl, it's a problem of excess!
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Girl names were harder for us than boy names.
Same here.
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I think the problem is there are myriad great girls names out there! And about 2 or 3 decent boys names. Same with clothes, bedding sets, etc. If there is a problem w/ choosing for a girl, it's a problem of excess!
I agree with you about the names, but not stuff like clothes and bedding. I find the only choices for girls are butterflies, flowers, or ladybugs. Boys get to chose from all kinds of sports, boats, animals, trucks, cars, spaceships, airplanes, military themes etc.

Maybe my issue isn't so much with the amount of choices as the choices themselves. It seems like the boy stuff is all based on activities, and it's as if girls don't actually do anything, so they have flowers.

As to the original topic, I think boys names are harder. If we have a boy we're naming him after my husband - which I'm not crazy about doing, but I do like his name (Richard) so I'll go along with it.

I don't know what name I'd actually choose if I had to, so I guess I'm glad I don't really have a choice in the matter.
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I was just reading a blog post about this (whether boys' names are harder to pick).

Velvet paws, what about animal-themed bedding?
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My husband did the same thing with boy names, not girl. I think being a guy he was worried about not giving him a proper male name. I think he was really concerned about the image the name will project.
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My husband did the same thing with boy names, not girl. I think being a guy he was worried about not giving him a proper male name. I think he was really concerned about the image the name will project.
I suggested Killer HugePenis last night, as my husband continued to say no to names I liked for not sounding manly enough.


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I think my problem with the bedding is that I don't want any kind of theme (trucks, sports, whatever), just really nice fabric / design for the baby bedding. And there seem to be more things like that for girl bedding than for boy. Someone suggested PB Kids as somewhere I might find what I'm looking for, so I'll have to check them out.
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I feel your pain we had a name picked out and then when we had 2 weeks left all the sudden hubby didn't like that name anymore. He picked out a name and I liked it just wasn't sure if that was the name I wanted so we were just going to wait until the baby was born to decide. I remember right after Quentin was born the nurse asked if we had a name and Kevin gave me this look like well can we use it and by that time I didn't care so I gave him a little nod and that's how we decided on the name
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we had a deal before we knew the sex.

if it was a girl I had veto power, but he got to choose the name, and was more-or-less his call.
if it was a boy he had veto power, but I got to choose the name, and was more-or-less my call.
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My husband and I are in agreement on the first name, although we're not picking it for 100% certain until he's born. The middle name is more challenging though. I have one I really want, and my husband doesn't like it very much. He keeps saying if it's that important to me I can "win" this one, but I want him to actually agree with me on it, not just let me have my way.
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Why are boy names so hard?
Tell me about it! Before we found out what we're having, I made a list of girl and boy names that I liked. Then I gave the lists to DH and he checked the ones he liked off my list. Well, he checked more than 10 girl names, but only like 3 boy names (even though my boy list was longer)! And the ones he picked out were my least favorites off the list. I was so upset!

We already have a name picked out now because apparently there's only one name we both like. Let's hope we never have another boy...

Hey Bailey how about ??

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