Shannah - posted on 01/30/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )
I will try to keep this short.
So, my husband and I wanted to name our son something original, but nothing off the wall. Basically, something you've heard before, but don't hear a lot of. I am a teacher, so I've heard A LOT of names... it was a difficult task.
Our list was:
Aacen (pronounced Ay-sin)
We decided to take the list to the hospital w/ us and name him upon meeting him. BAD IDEA! With all the pregnancy hormones and exhaustion, I could NOT decide in the hospital and we ended up going home w/ a nameless baby who we called every name in the book for a week straight. I was so emotional that NOTHING was pleasing to me.
My husband continued telling me he looked like a Liam and my father's name is William, so I basically caved. I did NOT think it would get so popular. Now, it is predicted to be in the TOP 10 in the U.S. this year.
I confessed to my husband a few weeks later that I wanted to change it. He thought I was NUTS and explained that he felt it was almost like taking our son's identity from him (esp. since he'll always have 2 social security cards, etc.). He really felt Liam "fit" him, but told me I could do it if I wanted.
After discussing w/ my husband and family I felt guilty changing the name, so I didn't. Fast forward 7.5 months later and I am still sick over it (but mention it to no one!). I really just don't like the name as much (not sure if it's the popularity of it or what?!). Everyone says his name suits him, but I sort of wish we had gone w/ Aacen, Levi or Vaughn.
I am not getting over this as I had expected... so what do I do now?!