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spritefairy Tue 01-Dec-15 18:48:16

I really hate what my dsis is going to name her son. She was keeping it a secret(probably to stop any negative comments) but dn let slip.

I, of course, will keep quiet and give dsis the appropriate comments when she announces the name.

Please help me get over it!!

gamerchick Tue 01-Dec-15 18:49:18

What's the name?

gBean Tue 01-Dec-15 18:49:23

Her baby, her choice. You'll love the baby and your dislike of the name will fade.

My sis just has a baby and had lots of horrid comments about the name. She was very hurt.

NeedsAMousekatool Tue 01-Dec-15 18:49:33

You know we need to know what the name is

SoupDragon Tue 01-Dec-15 18:49:37

At least you have time to get used to it and practise your appropriately delighted expression, voice and comments smile

It's fine to hate someone's chosen name. You'll get used to it.

KeepOnMoving1 Tue 01-Dec-15 18:50:04

You're going to have to tell us now grin

FlameProofBoots Tue 01-Dec-15 18:50:22

Is it Slithery?

Is it Popples Van Bottom?

gBean Tue 01-Dec-15 18:51:28

Is it Peacock?

Unreasonablebetty Tue 01-Dec-15 18:51:40

Waiting to hear the name too...

Sparkletastic Tue 01-Dec-15 18:52:08


bloodymaria Tue 01-Dec-15 18:52:33



NeedsAMousekatool Tue 01-Dec-15 18:54:55


NeedsAMousekatool Tue 01-Dec-15 18:55:34

Is it Elijah? I wanted to call DD Elijah if she was a boy. My whole family hated it.


whatlifestylechoice Tue 01-Dec-15 18:57:30


spritefairy Tue 01-Dec-15 18:58:35

On the face of it, it's not the most awful name. Just very American.

It's Preston

BackforGood Tue 01-Dec-15 18:59:26

If she is keeping it secret to avoid negative comments (as opposed to just deciding not to tell anyone until the child is born), then, to be fair, she's obviously already aware that it's not going to go down well, and that she'll probably be explaining it for most of his life.

Enjolrass Tue 01-Dec-15 19:00:19

Wether you are bu really depends on the name.

Is it one that sounds like something awful? Or just that you don't like it?

Dbro nearly names his son something that rhymed with his surname. Made him sounds like a nursery rhyme character.

Everyone else was like 'oh that' lovely'

Dad, in his usual way, pointed out that it rhymed, dbro had never said the first name with the last one. He and sil changed their minds and we're grateful dad pointed it out.

Sometimes being honest can help....sometimes

NeedsAMousekatool Tue 01-Dec-15 19:02:00

Hmm. Not the best name ever Tbh. Can you need to travel to Preston, Lancashire a lot and complain about the bus station? Or become a fan of The Ordinary Boys and be very jealous of Chantelle Houghton?

goodnessgraciousgoudaoriginal Tue 01-Dec-15 19:02:52

I think it's okay to politely point out genuine issues with names, just in case the parents hadn't thought of it. Like the rhyming issue above, or "Rosy Bottom" or "Ted Bundy" or whatever.

Not in an aggressive way, more like "I just want to check that you'd thought about the fact that...."

If you just don't like the name, then meh. After a couple of months you will just get used to it.

RunRabbitRunRabbit Tue 01-Dec-15 19:03:21

Meh. Could be worse. Is she going to have more DC after this?

goodnessgraciousgoudaoriginal Tue 01-Dec-15 19:04:54

Preston. Meh. It's not a name I like, and I agree it's VERY American, but it isn't totally idiotic or outright stupid.

I think this falls into "not your cup of tea but not your child so shut up and deal with it" territory.

Enjolrass Tue 01-Dec-15 19:06:51

I feel a bit 'meh' about that name tbh.

Not my favourite but could be worse.

Unless her last name is western or something.

I can't see why people have such an aversion to 'American' names.

You are just going to have to keep your mouth shut and a smile on.

Oh and dbro and sil nearly named their second child a name that was made up but a mix of our mum and her mums it could always be worse wink

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