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... to have not named my baby yet? (6 weeks, tomorrow)

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VolvicTouchofFruit Wed 30-Mar-16 15:40:06

Hi there - DS will be 6 weeks, tomorrow sad I have a handful of names I love, but it's becoming impossible. I have tried phoning the registration office; they will not allow me to move my appointment (it's tomorrow)...

Has anyone else been in this situation? Family, and friends, think I'm being unfair to DS...

Mumblechum1 Wed 30-Mar-16 15:42:37

What's the problem with choosing a name?

You say it's becoming impossible....

We stuck half a dozen names in a plastic cup in the hospital and drew one out.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Wed 30-Mar-16 15:43:22

So what's the shortlist?

splendide Wed 30-Mar-16 15:44:58

Call him Cosmo.

There, done!

NeedsAsockamnesty Wed 30-Mar-16 15:44:59

You must have some idea

CaptainMarvelDanvers Wed 30-Mar-16 15:45:48

Why do you think you're having so much trouble deciding? Could you give your DS a few middle names and just pick the most practical first name?

VolvicTouchofFruit Wed 30-Mar-16 15:46:42

I like them all... I think I'll go with one, an hour later, I want to go with something else!

The shortlist: Aidan, Charlie, Ciaran/Kieran, Elliot/Elliott, Louis/Louie, Matthew, Noah, Oliver, and Tommy (Thomas on the BC)...

Finola1step Wed 30-Mar-16 15:47:06


liz70 Wed 30-Mar-16 15:47:07

Give him all of them. Dead posh like.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Wed 30-Mar-16 15:47:15


Pufflehuff Wed 30-Mar-16 15:47:23

This baffles me. You've had 9 months to consider it. It's not like it's come as a surprise.

If the problem is the partner 'hates all my suggestions', then just name the child without their input. That usually speeds things along.

iMatter Wed 30-Mar-16 15:47:40


There. Easy. smile

BastardGoDarkly Wed 30-Mar-16 15:47:48

Just decide between you what to call him?! Do you disagree? confused

VolvicTouchofFruit Wed 30-Mar-16 15:48:07

His middle name will be Charles, but if we were to fully decide on Charlie, it would be James... His first name can't be James - I prefer the shortlist.

Pufflehuff Wed 30-Mar-16 15:48:50

I'll help ;)

Elliot or Oliver. The rest are kinda boring or a bit middle-aged.

MardyBra Wed 30-Mar-16 15:49:00

YABU for not putting this in Baby Names, but YANBU for leaving it until six weeks. I did the same.
What are you calling him at the moment?

CaptainMarvelDanvers Wed 30-Mar-16 15:49:13

imatter I disagree it should be Thomas or Matthew grin

VolvicTouchofFruit Wed 30-Mar-16 15:49:17

We cannot decide which one... I know we have had 9 months; that was spent making the shortlist...

Twitterqueen Wed 30-Mar-16 15:50:11

Just make a decision! you've had months and months plus 6 weeks to sort this out - how will delaying the appointment (even if you could) help?!

I don't understand how you can go 6 weeks without giving him a name... what do you call him for goodness sake? We agreed our names before birth so from the moment they appeared they were exactly who they were meant to be....

VolvicTouchofFruit Wed 30-Mar-16 15:50:25

I have it in Baby Names... This wasn't really a thread for picking the name (but I'm not complaining)... I was asking about the waiting time! Etc. confused

CaptainMarvelDanvers Wed 30-Mar-16 15:50:43

What's name does your DP like?

londonrach Wed 30-Mar-16 15:51:09

Love thomas. Great for a baby, child or man. Tom is lovely too. Ive only know nice thomas, toms! There you are sorted! Congratulations op on the birth of little thomas x

wonderingsoul Wed 30-Mar-16 15:51:31

Go with noah. It's lovely, not overly popular, will fit as an adult can't be shortened, but I am biased. My 10 year old is called noah and it still is my favourite boys name ever.

Made ds2 hard to name he's a finley. He was going to be oliver or a Joshua.

VolvicTouchofFruit Wed 30-Mar-16 15:51:32

We just call him "little man"... hmm

Deciding a name is very hard, especially as we are only ever having 1...

RDWRER Wed 30-Mar-16 15:51:49

Maybe breaking the list down a bit may help: Aidan or Charlie? Kieran or Elliott? etc. Then keep doing that until you have a finalist. I think choosing from a long list of names can be a bit overwhelming.

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