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Is It Important to Love Your Children's Names the Same?

Is It Important to Love Your Children's Names the Same?

Lots of women think labor is easy compared to choosing their child's name. While selecting a moniker for the first mini me can be easy for parents, many have a hard time coming up with a comparable one for their second or third offspring. My husband and I had to consider both our son and daughter's names when we decided on the options for our baby-to-be. We know moms and dads who were troubled by the fact they didn't love other names as much as those they had already given their offspring and wanted them to be equal. Does it matter if parents are more passionate about one child's name than another?

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bchicgrl bchicgrl 6 years
I don't think it matters because if the first borns' name was something very special it's probably because of a family tradition, named after someone, etc... Unless you have more family names to pass down you're most likely not going to find one just as special as the first.
navb1979 navb1979 6 years
My husband and I had names picked out before we had children - heck before we were married! And it just so happenened the boy name we picked started with a "D" just like my husbands name so we chose a middle name that started with an "E"; as does his. Then when I became pregnant with our daughter we chose names that had my initials of "N" and "A". So, we each share the intials of our mini versions.
Moms Moms 6 years
For whatever reason, I always picture the name as a signature on a card or how it sounds with the rest of the family member's names.
cheersdarlin916 cheersdarlin916 6 years
We kept searching names until we both like the name equally. I would not be able to compromise a name just for the sake that my husband liked it. There are plenty of names in the world I knew if we looked hard enough we could find names that we both loved and he have.
Akpril Akpril 6 years
I had a name picked out early in my pregnancy that held a lot of meaning for me and the direction my life turned and led me to my husband and our little family. We had a list of names we were considering, but I secretly had picked the one. And then the baby was born and a couple days later when we decided to pick a name officially I realized I had been calling him a different name in my head all along. It was weird. It's a name I'm not even a huge fan of, but he just was a "Lincoln."
macneil macneil 6 years
I ticked yes, but I DON'T! I got my choice of name for the first baby and my husband vetoed my choice for the second baby. (Our agreement was we could each veto).I loved that name. We compromised on a name he likes a lot more than me. So now the first daughter has a beautiful and perfect name and the second has a name I find slightly embarrassing to tell people, now that the naming has actually been done. I feel really guilty. It's more annoying and regrettable because I had that name I really loved all ready to go.
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