Names of your children and did your relatives like them.

Amanda - posted on 07/14/2010 ( 228 moms have responded )

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Ive 3 children that have not unusal but no so common names and the comments i had made from family and freinds didnt not put me off,how about you.

This is in fun.My mums reaction to my first childs name was its a coloured persons name i am not racist.his second name is a girls name its not its Welsh.2nd son was its a cats name.My daughters name is always mispelt by my mum im sure on perpose because she doesnt like it apparently it rhymes with Banana..My sister son has a dogs name apprently .Her daughters name is pretty but my mums husband was rather rude.These are the names my mum liked 1st son she liked Lewis.I would have spelt Louis.2nd son Robyn and daughter how about Imogen.there names are not like these.

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Heidi - posted on 07/20/2010

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My Mum and Dad likes both my kids names so there is no problem there. My boy name is Byron and my little girls name is Lakenda. I picked both names of the kids.

Adrienne - posted on 07/20/2010

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my daughters name is Isabella Phoenix, and everyone liked her first name but my grandmother thinks "Phoenix" is "demonic" or something though we just thought it was pretty and it really suits her spit-fire personality now, and my sons name is Ocean Gabriel, which now my grandmother likes the middle name but not the first name, which she refuses to call him Ocean, all i can say is that its his name and that is what he is going to be known by until if he chooses to be called something different...its just a name, and my fiancee and i love our children and their names so it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, they can just get over it.

Lizanne - posted on 07/20/2010

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I have 4, Kevin Francis, Thomas James, Ryan Elizabeth and Melissa Paige, i love all those names and i am expecting in march and my husband and i like the name Jack for a boy and Sydney for a girl, some people have a problem with it but oh well, we like it and that's really ALL that matters !!!

Sara - posted on 07/20/2010

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with my son it was basically my way or the high way I was into different names because i am a Sara among millions*nothing against the name) So he came out Taten Joseph which is really different ALOT of people like it and it fits him when I got pregnate with my daughter i went more in 'the family' I wanted something pretty at first Dempsey after my great grandfather but my grandma begged me not to name her that then I went inbetween Olivia and Amelia two names i really loved. My mother wanted to name me Sara Olivia , but my last name is Betts so that didn't work so I took my mom's second favorite name and my mother in laws supposed to be Middle name Lorraine and combined them into 1. Olivia Lorraine which fits her little red head and I know it's a popular name.

Amy - posted on 07/20/2010

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Yeah my daughter is pronounce car-a mic-i(long i)-ela she's very assertive and corrects everyone lol

Casey - posted on 07/20/2010

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Im always told my daughter name is a mouth full or other just say it wrong. We named her after three great grandmothers. They alway say it like you would Lilian but they the 'an' at the end sounds like anne. Lilyanne Mae.

Amy - posted on 07/20/2010

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We have Christian 16 (after get this my Crush on Christian Slater)middle name is Anthony (after his fathers crush on Tony Dorssett) Terran James 16 (middle name after his uncle who passed away the same day he was born), Kara Mykaela (never pronounced the correct way and our baby Kendal Aidyn Jones (origianally jus Aidyn Jones (middle name from my father who passed 2 weeks prior to his birth) after returning to work realized there were way too many Aidyns being born so at 6 months changed it to Kendal.

Stephanie - posted on 07/20/2010

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yeah my inlaw didnt like sienna....but it grew on them...with my second they loved the name melody

Kazmyn - posted on 07/20/2010

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My eldest son is Paúl (Pa-ool) and My second son is Ronaldo.
My Parents and sisters loved the names. My in-laws loved them because they are Puerto Rican :). However, the rest of my family and Friends of the Family type people, have still not gotten over these names being Spanish. I am constantly hearing comments about giving them "normal names" or "Whats wrong with James" Kinda stuff. It has been very hurtful. I am proud of my sons' heritage even though their father and I are getting a divorce. I teach them Spanish and I think their names suit them in every way. Plus, You know that when they get older that olive skin, dark hair, dark eyes, is going to kill the girls and they will love these latin names.

Jessie - posted on 07/20/2010

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Our sons name is Hale Ryan (sounds like hail). My boyfriend picked out Hale and people didnt like it. Most of them didn't say it to my face but you could tell when they asked and we told them what we had chosen. My grandma still beyatches about it all the time. If she sends a card or something she intentionally spells it hail (like frozen rain, ugh) to be a you-know-what. she dislikes all of her great grandchildrens names because we did not name any of them after our uncle that passed away 5 yrs ago. my cousins and I have a Jillian, Trevor, Hayden, Peyton, Hale, Carter and Legend and she has complained about all of them. She actually said she liked Legend Daniel (he is 1 month old) because Daniel was our uncle that passed middle name. BUT it is also the babys fathers (my cousin) middle name so thats why he was named that. My dad kept asking what we were naming him and I told him Hale everytime (it's the only name my boyfriend would even consider haha) and he would say 'are you sure?' "yes dad, I am sure, that's going to be his name"

The middle name was a 6 month battle after we found out the gender. We could not agree on a middle name or on a person to name him after, my dad, his dad, both, etc. Ryan is one of many names that I had suggested and I 'won' by saying it mid-contraction the day our son was born. My bf just said "OK, RYAN IS GREAT HONEY!" and we didnt change our minds after he was born so there ya go. I have decided I am NOT telling anyone the name we choose when we have another child. If we have a girl I want Cadence and he wants Claire. Boys names are in the air so who knows!

Janet - posted on 07/20/2010

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My son's names are: Samuel Herbert (OK, I know what you're thinking, but he LOVES Herbert because he's named after his Grandfather) and Jarlath (Jar-li-th) Michael (I love tha name Jarlath it's an Irish name-my husband is from Dublin and has a friend named Jarlath. Because we couldn't decide on a middle name, the doctor who delivered him 10 minutes before said Michael is a nice name and we both agreed...lol)

Kim - posted on 07/20/2010

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I have 3 sons. My oldest is Drew Jameson. (Middle name came from my husband's favourite hat). I have Nicklas Alan Jan. His first name is always getting misspelled. Middle name is my husband's brother's middle name and my father's first name. (Pronounced in Dutch as Yan). My youngest is Gavin Christopher Cole. My husband was determined to call him Gavin. My middle son picked Christopher and my oldest picked Cole. So my boys' names were a family affair.

Nina - posted on 07/20/2010

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My nane is Nina. There aren't alot of people with a name like mine. So don't feel so bad.

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Everyone loved our kids' names, but I wouldn't have cared any way because my hubby and I love the names and that's all that matters to me :)

Jamie - posted on 07/20/2010

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My mother actually came up with my son's name. I had little to no arguement about the name, everyone tells me they love the way I spelled it. I had others name that I liked such as Aiden, Blane, Elliot and some others, but I'm glad I named him Jaxon, it suits him. Oh and I snuck in the Elliot, without telling anyone.

Kathleen - posted on 07/20/2010

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Our family disliked the name we chose for our daughter, Chenine, rhymes with jeannine. My brother said he would never call her by that name. But I grew up in the age of a million Kathy's, and wanted to give my daughter that was a name that was all her own. It came from the grape Chenin Blanc! She is 28 now and has always loved her name. My brother adores her and uses her name always. Our son is named Brian because I lost a cousin named Brian when I was 17 and said then "someday I will have a boy and name him Brian. Name your child the name that fills the heart of you and your husband. Other people will adjust!

Beth - posted on 07/20/2010

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Our son was named after two of my siblings, my sister Janice & my brother Dean. Jay was my sister's nickname for years & my brother Dean died when he was 19 so I thought in memory of him Jay should have his middle name Dean's name. A few of my cousins used Dean's name too. One I am sure of but I am thinking there is more?!?!? My family loves our choices...of course!!!

Kathy - posted on 07/20/2010

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We love to reach back in family history for names - especially the beautiful names on my husband's Italian side of the family. My oldest, Domenica, can trace her name back 6 generations. My mother turned up her nose out of jealousy and sniffed at that as if it was nothing. She has for 23 years refused to use my daughter's full name, (which Domenica prefers) calling her Nicki instead. Our other children are Mary Kathryn, Lawrence (after my husband's father who passed away early in his life) and Lucymarie. We love the names, regardless of what my mother thinks. Some of the names I've read in other comments on this post are indeed a bit unusual, but beautiful!

Christie - posted on 07/20/2010

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when it came time to name our girls, my husband and I also had a pact that i'd name the first he'd name the second..I named our eldest Paige Amanda...(her first name after a girl i new in school and thought was absolutely stunning with the personality to boot) and her middle name Amanda after my father-inlaws' eldest daughter from his first marriage who died early in her life and thought would be a great tribute to his dad, which in turn backfired a few days into her birth as he kept calling her mandy, manda, anything else but paige, but we stood firm and eventually he saw what he was doing was wrong...then came time for the birth of our second daughter...my husband named her Nikkita Simone ( Nikkita after the blonde from the tv show La Femme Nikita) lol he was hoping that she'd be as strong minded as the character on the show...oh and he certainly got what he wanted hahaha blonde hair blue eyes and the attitude to boot, her middle name Simone took a few days i wanted something to suite but not the usual anne, may or lee, it was my mum who came up with it at 3am two days after she was born lol...I think names are one of the hardest things to come up with and most of the time regardless of the name,spelling or how to pronounce it, its the parents choice :) oh unless u name ur child apple or banana thats a lil weird lol..but as i said each to their own :)

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My dad did not care for my 4th child's name at all even though it was a plain, simple, Biblical name. His issue was that he'd had a neighbor by that name that he couldn't stand. LOL. My MIL died many years ago, but she couldn't stand the French spelling of her 1st grandson's name (DH's nephew). She deliberately spelled it "John" instead of "Jean." In the end, if you and your DH like the name and it's not totally outlandish, don't worry about it.

Laura - posted on 07/20/2010

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I have had this problem with of of my best friends I named my youngest daughter Jett Aria and my friend constantly calls her by a different name that she made up its just so offensive

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We chose Emmilie for our little girl and always get frowns from the way we spell it.
This time round, our little boy will be named Jackson. Still, we get frowns as there are so many people who believe traditional last names should stay as last names...oh well, it's not their kid.

Kirsten - posted on 07/20/2010

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You know what, I would just refuse to discuss baby names before the babies were born and once they were named, most people were too polite to say anything! Not really unusual names so maybe that is why. The names are significant to us and that is what is important. Plus the kids seem to suit their names - not sure if that is because we select them after they are born or because they just grow into them?!

Pam - posted on 07/20/2010

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i named my 1st daughter Emily may june, all her grandmothers names..
at least one was nt called APRIL.
2nd daughter is LUAN because i liked it.

Elizabeth - posted on 07/20/2010

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I personally LOVE unique names...it gives them personality! My girls' names are Lara Teruko-Kathryn, Kameko Tanith and Sakura Amaya. I can care less what my family thinks of my kids' names cause they are my kids.

Jennifer - posted on 07/20/2010

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I've got lots of comments on my kids names both good and bad over the years my oldest Amberly Nicole is 15, everyone loves her name that I've run into and I usually get the where did you find that name, I'm like under Amber in the baby book duhhhhh... look it up. For our second daughter we couldn't decide on a name until a month before she was born, we were thinking of Zoe Natalia when my mom butted her 2 cents in and ruined the name for us, my husband liked Libby and Elizabeth and I liked Libby too but prefered Liberty (Libby) Noelle, after the shock wore off our families can't imagine her named anything else. With our son my mother in law was the only one to complain when I didn't name my son Daniel Michael *****the 3rd YUCK, hubby didn't like being a Jr. so there was no way we were naming Zachary Michael, Daniel. All in all your kids names are not that unusual they are found in baby books all over the world. I named my kid after a statue and after the act of freedome just because I liked the shortened Libby!

Amanda - posted on 07/20/2010

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my first child, my son named wyatt, everyone loved the name. my second I am due in october and not sure if its a boy or a girl, but I have Paylie picked for a girl and the most I get is wierd looks and thats different although my family loves the name my mom helped pick it out. The name we had for a boy was xander but my mom hated it and got my son to help her pick out a different name we are now naming our son chase and I must say it really hurt that she did that but its not like she picked a name we didn't like but I told her for this is not our last child that if we have anymore boys the name is going to be xander and that is that and she said ok.

Deborah - posted on 07/20/2010

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My oldest son is named Christopher Qian (pronounced Keon) he is named after my maternal grandmother and a fabric that was on the market at the time called Qiana.

My middle son is named Nicholas Andrew his dad selected these two names.

My youngest son is named Julian Todd, he is named after Julian Bond one of my long time favorite political figures and Todd just fit well with Julian.

Angela - posted on 07/20/2010

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My oldest is Chelsea Marie (the Marie has been in my family for years) everyone loved it. My second child Corinne (pronounced Cor-rin) Emmaline after my gram and great gram, A few friends asked that i change it but my family loved it. my third child was named Devin Ross after his dad who was named after his uncle who was murdered 2 weeks before my husband was born so the whole family loved it.. I told everyone tough if they hated the names they had their chance to name their children.

Jennifer - posted on 07/20/2010

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I named my only son, Wade Eric. I love the name...my mom and mother in law not so much at first. But they pretty much shot down every name so I just chose what I liked best.

Kathryn - posted on 07/20/2010

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I'm a French teacher, so our first two kids (daughters) got French names: Gabrielle Teresa (Teresa is a family name on both sides, so it worked) and Adrienne Isabelle. Only my sister dislikes Adrienne (calls her Edie instead) and she hates that we call Gabrielle Gabby. Well, I think she just does this to cause trouble. When I got pregnant with my third, a son, my FIL said, "Give him a manly name, not like the names your cousin picked." (DH's husband used Aiden and Ethan). We asked him, "what do you want, Fred?" He said that Fred sounded pretty good. Ugh. We named our son Ian Alexander. I guess that wasn't manly enough, cuz he mainly gets called Buddy.

Christine - posted on 07/20/2010

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Its totally up 2 u what you name your children, I wouldnt worry about any comments made by anyone as long as you like the name

Jessica - posted on 07/20/2010

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everyone likes to tell me that my daughters name is like a tongue twister. i dont think it is, i could say it five times fast lol. her name is Layla Lynn. everyone hated it when my bf first chose it. they have all warmed up to it almost 9 months later. my mom says it even sounds musical and calls her LaLa

Stephanie - posted on 07/20/2010

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Our daughter is Devyn, just because we love it, but we are always having to correct people on the spelling because people always want to put an "o" instead of "y". My middle son is Tayvius (shortened from Octavius "Oct" meaning 8 and he is 8th in line in the family) and my 3rd Son is Vaydem, named this because we already had two children who had a "v" and "y" in their name and thought we would keep the tradition up. Most people like their names but some find Vaydem a little weird. We like them and they seem to suit them. My hubby has an unusual name also which is always mis-pronounced and spelt incorrectly so all our friends and family weren't surprised that we named our children slightly out of the norm names

Kassie - posted on 07/20/2010

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I got told by my dads parents that I spelled my 1st daughters name the black way. I told them I didnt think there was a white way and a black way to spell names.

Amanda - posted on 07/20/2010

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Skye Lennon is my son and we have definitely heard a lot of complaints. My in laws cannot pronounce Lennon. They are from colombia and his name always gets pronounced Eh-skye Len-own

Lisa - posted on 07/20/2010

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we named our kids after both grandparents,our 1st timothy patrick(timmy)and our 2nd elizabeth-kate and she gets her full title, which some people cant grasp.we love their names because we are their parents and its how we wanted them to be named.unfortunetly my husbands parents have both passed away so they never met them.my parents love their names.u get the odd smart person saying my daughter's name is very long and god love her when she starts school,its the same as child with a double barrell surname.

Fiona - posted on 07/20/2010

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hi my sons name is xander - everyone loved it (few funny spelling though!) joseph after both g/dads and henry afer dads dads n brother(norman my dad just didnt fit.....lol) everyone seemded jolly chuffed I choose the names after he arrived poor boy was nameless for a while.... go with whatever u like its ur baby! if they dont like it tuff!!

Anna - posted on 07/20/2010

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Everyone says they love my kids' names. The family hassled me about it at first, because they are somewhat old fashioned. They still pick on me because I didn't give them normal middle names(Lee, Marie, Ann). Their names are Joseph Raymond and Ella LouAnn....both first and middle names have stories behind them. We are VERY happy with their names. We feel they fit them great!

Crissy - posted on 07/20/2010

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i have 3 boys
Bryce Christian
Austin Reid
Elijah Cole
our families BEGGED us to pick different names

LORI - posted on 07/20/2010

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My daughter's name is Devyn Breeann, and everyone hated it thought it was a boy's name! I got it from a Billy Idol video WAY back in the day and even tried to make it girly by putting a "Y" in the spelling! My son's name is Cameron Riley, I wanted Riley as his first name but hubby trumped me with Cameron first (goes better with Devyn I guess) but everyone thought his name was a girly name! Apparently I name my kids backwards and so far NO identity criseses have arisen! HeHeHe. I should have named them Drama and Trauma since she is so dramatic 24/7 and he is always hurting himself and says its traumatic! LOL
Oh well, I love my kids and their names definitely suit them to a Tee!! :) I am the one that had to carry em around for nine months, get stretch marks all over and gain weight that made my behind look enormous, so I say I at least get to name them name right??

Kelly - posted on 07/20/2010

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i didnt ask what anyone thought because i liked my kids names they are



1. Jeremy Christopher (B9)

2. Bailee-Jaide (G4)

3. Taylah (G2)



the middle daughter was just going to be Bailee and her middle name Jaide but we got use to saying it all together so we just hyphernated it, and Taylah well we couldnt think of a middle name we both liked that went with it so she doesnt have one lol



i also have 3 step kids their names are



Michaela Jane

Tahnee Skye

Levi Noah Christopher

Ruth - posted on 07/20/2010

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We picked biblical names that hadn't been used by any of our immediate family, which was difficult because there are over 30 grandchildren! My husband and I refused to have any children named after us as well. They made fun of my son's name because a nick name brought about ideas of a famous canine. So we call him by his full name. My daughter's name was liked by all. As long as the names we picked didn't rhyme with any obscenity and it sounded nice and strong we were convinced to keep it.

Cynthia - posted on 07/20/2010

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My dad offered up so very strange names to me I always liked bible names and most of my children have biblical names, though Carole isn't really a biblical name, she had a very loud and open mouthed cry at birth and Joyous Song along with being her aunty's name worked way better than Jennifer which she held for all of 6 hours after her birth my husbands idea that just didn't sit well with me I wanted Rebecca but it was his turn so Carole turned out to be an ideal compromise I could tolerate though I still thought of her as Rebecca for a couple of weeks or so.
To quiet my Dad we gave his name as second name to our first son, though when he called to ask how his name sake was he found we were calling him by his first name.
My brother however did use a one of my dads suggestions for one of his children. another brother used a couple of apostle names and one of the archangels.
I think blends of parents names can sometimes work, and some names from other traditions, I consider my own name very non traditional it should probably be used only as a second name its contracted version is babyish and its full use leads others to think it snobbish. It comes with too many preconceptions so one is always having to set people right as soon as one is introduced. NO its not Cindy NO its not CYN, and yes I'm going to get very snobby any minuted now, Cynthia or Thia thanks very much and YOUR NAME IS????

Amanda - posted on 07/20/2010

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my first sons name was trent Zeric family said its odd but not to me my daughter is Tiara Zamara not too odd either my 3rd son is Tavin Zarius a bit odd but i like it and family is finally use to it my 4th son is Timothy james daniel not odd at all my husband picked the name our next child name if it is a boy will be Talon if its a girl Jamie or Zeva

Jan - posted on 07/20/2010

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I say name them what you want. Most kids get some kind of nickname later anyway by their friends or family. Your child You waited 9 months for your special little one to arrive. Its up to you what to name them .You went through the labor and delivery so you go girl. So i think you should not bend to the familys rudness but you might stop the attitude if you tell them my choice so deal with it. Enjoy your children . If it helps my kids are all married and i think its up to them unless they ask me to help come up with some names but the choice is theirs. good luck.

Kim - posted on 07/20/2010

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My oldest son was named after my husband (James Wesley) and our second son was named (Caleb Daniel) after the Holy Bible and my grandfather. I didn't care or ask anyone in my family if they did or did not like the names. It was mine and my husbands choice alone.

Jane - posted on 07/20/2010

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We didn't tell anyone our boys name till he arrived. And noone has said they don't like it. The only complaint is that we call him Joe instead of Joseph :D

Janie - posted on 07/20/2010

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Didn't care who liked the names I chose all three at the signing of the birth certificate after scraching out the name I had originally picked. Just so happened that all three began with the letter J as mine. But my mum in law did warn me not to tag my son with his father's name becoming the IV, or she would not call him that.

Krista - posted on 07/20/2010

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Your mum sounds very opinionated! LOL! I got no flak about our son's name. We named him Samuel, and have actually received a lot of positive comments about it.

We do tend to call him Sam, but wanted to put the full "Samuel" on his birth certificate so that at least he has the option when he gets older to call himself by his full name.

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