OH is determined to call new baby Jake Thomas. I don't like either of these names but he's got 2 dds onside and won't consider anything else. I'm willing t accept one of these names but would prefer compromise on other. I like Mathew and George, any thoughts?
I think your DH needs to accept that it is necessary to compromise! I also think that allowing your DDs an opinion complicates things even further - I know it was hard enough for DH and I to find a name we both really liked, let alone if we started asking other people what they thought!
If your DH is going through the 9 months of pregnancy and the childbirth, he can choose whatever name he likes :-)
Seriously though, none of us can impose names. I had to ditch loads of names I liked. Did you both choose the names of your previous children, or did your DH have to give in to your choices? That might make the situation a bit different.
My DS thought he'd have a say in the choice of our DD's name - told him Mum and Dad chose his name and we'd be choosing hers too. He didn't like our choice before she was born, but it wasn't an issue after.
they're all fairly straightforward names but the principle is more the point here - your DH needs to learn to compromise. Your DDs' thoughts aren't that relevant in comparison with yours - sounds like they're "ganging up" on you so I don't blame you for feeling railroaded and pissed off.
Tell him he can have one of his chosen names and you get to choose the other - and then MAKE SURE that you are the one that registers his names when he's born!
Surely Jake is a nn for Jacob, not John, or have I been missing something? But then, if it helps your argument, go for it. It's not fair if either of you refuses to compromise - but seeing as you are doig all the hard work, I think you should get the ultimate vote.
Or you could cry... or make him promise just after labour?
If my DCs had had their way, DD3 would have been called PomPom. Really, the DDs don't get a vote, and your DP needs to compromise. Have him come up with a list of 5 names and middle names and you do too.
I thought Jacob and James were the same name, not John (thought Jack was short for John).
my thoughts are you sit down and tell him he can choose one of the names and work out the second one together. Remember you have to like the names too. If he chooses not to listen then tell him that you like neither and you will have to choose a name you both like, are you will choose one on your own.