how do I get my guy to agree on a name?

Tara - posted on 07/20/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )




Okay so I love unique names and he loves common names. I just cant see naming my daughter anything common and anything he picked out. I gave him a list of my top 5 names and he doesnt like any of them. I need a better way to persuade him to agree on a name without being a bitch. I dont want him to feel like he doesn't have a say in our daughters name but I cant see us agreeing on something we both love. My top 3 names are Leighton, Aislynn and Alba. Maybe some suggestions for girls names that are different?


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Naomi - posted on 07/31/2010




my kids are named (girls) Bithiah, Aurora (boys) Lucian, Titus and we are naming this one Morgana Astrid. My husband really didn't like Astrid for a name buut i think he will suffer it he's had 6 months to get used to having to suffer it LOL!!! I give him the option of coming up with names but he can't come up with any better that i like so think he gets tired of having to think of new ones hahaha :)

Tara - posted on 07/24/2010




Some great suggestions! I actually really like Lyra! I think were going to name her Leighton though. I love the name and he's getting use to it... =)

Ashleigh - posted on 07/24/2010




We unfortunately didn't get our girl this time around but we are into mostly irish names that aren't that common, but we had several picked out before the u/s. (I was convinced it was a girl this time)

Lyra, Caerdwyn (pronounced card-win), Arianne/Aurinia, and I can't remember the other ones we liked. We chose Rowyn Wade for this little boy but Rowyn can double as a girls name as can our other son's name Taryn. Hope you find a great name! Good luck!

Vanessa - posted on 07/20/2010




We've decided on Lanah (proun. LANA), but our other top picks were Chelsea and Bianca.
Another tactic is to agree on a more universal first name and unusual second name - when your daughter gets older she can pick which one she goes by and its perfectly legal. Or perhaps try a plainer more traditional name with a bit of a twist on the spelling.... that's what we did.
I wanted Alannah and he wanted Lana --- so I agreed to Lanah!

Tara - posted on 07/20/2010




p.s. We have a 2 yr old daughter named Ava Lee. So I wanted something that sounded good with her name.... His name is Lee so I was thinking of putting his name in it somehow. Maybe Aisley, which he doesnt like either. ugh so aggravating.

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