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ShuffleBallChange Mon 15-Nov-10 19:48:09

Ok, so I'm now getting really pissed off with family members, including DH dissing my baby name suggestions and making crap ones I'm supposed to like i.e - Brian, Keith, Carly anyone? FFS What is wrong with people, obviously I have to let DH have a say (or so I'm told) but I think its bloody rude of my normally lovely MIL, my Dad and friends dissing my choices and being rude about them AIBU? Just for the record I like old fashioned names

TheLogLady Mon 15-Nov-10 19:49:47

be blunt. next time anyone says anything negative scream FUCK OFF in their face and walk away.

thisisyesterday Mon 15-Nov-10 19:50:32

don't tell them the names you like!
i made that mistake

keep schtum til after baby is born

Eglu Mon 15-Nov-10 19:51:00

Never, ever, ever discuss baby names before the baby is born with anyone other than your DH.

You are just inviting trouble if you do.

ShuffleBallChange Mon 15-Nov-10 19:52:10

Love your suggestion LogLady, gonna try that and blame my hormones!

SoLongAsItsHealthy Mon 15-Nov-10 19:53:53

NEVER discuss baby names with anyone. People will always ask and you should always say "Yes, but we haven't decided on anything yet."

JamieLeeCurtis Mon 15-Nov-10 19:54:41

Do not ever tell anyone your choices before the baby is born

If they are negative after the baby is born, then they are very rude

snowmummy Mon 15-Nov-10 19:55:19

That's why I don't discuss names til after the baby is born and we have decided on a name. Its harder for people to criticise once you've named the baby.

YANBU by the way - just ignore them and don't discuss it anymore.

thell Mon 15-Nov-10 20:03:49

Yup...what they said!

saffy85 Mon 15-Nov-10 20:11:49

I made the mistake of talking (in excitement) about names loads last time. The result "Oh. That's shite nice. But what about <cue name that no one in their right mind would like> hmm

Speaking of which, I'll see your Carly, Brian and Keef and raise you a Glenda Pamela and Geoffery. (All family names on DP's side, all well and truly vetoed!)

Worse though was when inlaws came to see baby and we proudly showed off DD's birth certificate as she had been registered the day before. "Oh. So it's to late to change your mind then?" hmm and angry and shock at anyone being so fecking rude!

DuelingFanjo Mon 15-Nov-10 20:47:40

just repeat to everyone 'we've decided not to talk about baby names to anyone because people always seem to want to voice an opinion' and then change the subject

NinkyNonker Mon 15-Nov-10 20:49:31

Just tell them it took 2 people to make this baby, so it only takes 2 people to name it. You and DH get a 50/50 else does.

manchestermummy Mon 15-Nov-10 20:51:13

Or just make up two decoy names, the more daft the better. And relate this information with your most serious, dead-pan face.

Vallhala Mon 15-Nov-10 20:51:54

Or tell them all that you have decided to call the baby Aloysius-Tyrone and that you don't wish to discuss it any further.

It'll piss them off no end.

thesecondcoming Mon 15-Nov-10 21:49:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

pottonista Mon 15-Nov-10 22:41:33

My brother told everyone his DS was going to be named Crocodile Hitler [Surname] until they'd decided what to actually call him. Shut everyone up.

ShuffleBallChange Tue 16-Nov-10 07:07:43

Well my DS suggestions of ShowerHead or Cushelle are looking more and more favourable, that would certainly shut them all up! grin

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 16-Nov-10 07:12:39

I just made up names and gave them a list. Saying we hadn't quite decided but it might be Niamh, Clodagh etc.So people had things to comment on but the real name wasn't there! The only time I did it with the real name in there bizarrely, my workmates said it was the best one.
Apart from my mam and dad who I told excitedly and they didn't like it.

Animation Tue 16-Nov-10 07:35:46

Remember OP - YOU know best what name suits your baby. Your folks don't have a say.

My parents were too vocal about what they didn't like - anyhow it turns out my kids seem to like their names OK.

My GM chose my name - and I don't like it at all. Always use my middle name.

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