Kandy - posted on 03/31/2011 ( 26 moms have responded )
I am almost 26 weeks pregnant with my second baby boy. With our first son the agreement was that my husband would be able to pick the baby's name if it were a boy and I would pick the baby's name if it were a girl. Well in April 2010 we welcomed our first son Liam into the world. Since the baby was a boy my husband got to name him, and my husbands family had a lot of input on his name.
We had agreed that no matter what I would have the final say on our newest additions name boy or girl. Well in February we found out that we were having another boy, so the tidious process of choosing a name began. Finally I found a name that I really like and my husband likes it as well, so when my MIL asked if we knew what we were going to name him we told her the name. She jumped into a mini frenzy over how the boys' names would sound too much a like and started throwing other suggestions our way.
I want to name the baby after my Grandfather who passed away 10 years ago. Not only for the reason that he is my grandfather but for the reason that at the age of 16 my Grandfather lied about his age so that he could serve our country in WWII. When we told my MIL what we wanted to name the baby and why her response was "So".
Her and I have never gotten along and it makes me upset that she would disregard any feelings that I have on the subject because she doesn't like the name... The babies name would be Leo, so it is not like we are naming him some off the wall name or anything. But what should I do, cause I honestly feel like I just need to tell her to stick it but I am not the disrespectful type. I want to respect my husband as well for it is his mother. We have found alternative names that we like but none of them have the connection that the first name we picked out had. What should I do? Should I continue looking at other names and hope that one will captivate me the way that that the first did. Or should I disregard her opinion all together and name the baby after my Grandfather?
I know that this seems like an odd question but I need some unbiased opinions on the matter.. So please help and thank you ahead of time.