DD was born just over 2 weeks ago, and the obligatory texts and emails went out to everyone we know with her name - Imogen Grace Elizabeth.
Long story behind the first name, but basically, DH and I could not agree in advance on the name. Straight after delivery, DH then said I could choose the name - the most recent one I'd been banging on about was Imogen, but he had said no way to this before. So that's what we went for, even though it was not the love of my life, by any means.
Well, long story short, I haven't registered the birth yet, but I want to put on the birth certificate - Elizabeth Imogen Grace. And then let everyone know (via the thank you notes for those we don't see often) that she is going to be known by Elizabeth. Its not too weird is it? I think a little re-jig is OK, and she so new, we haven't really been anywhere yet for people to get used to her as Imogen. Am I mad?????
Not at all but I'd let people know sooner rather than later just in case anyone decides to get something named for your dd. You dont want to feel obligated to keep calling her Imogen just because great aunt aggie sent a hideous towel with her name on it
It will be a great story for her later on 'wonder what youwould have been like if you were an Imogen?'. My dsis had a different name every day for a few weeks after she was born, dad would go to work and would come back to find mum saying how about xxx which she had been calling her all day. Usual reaction was apparently no way but they did get one eventually!
Not a problem at all (three of my favourite names by the way, but i'm not allowed Imogen (i'm also not pregnant yet!)). I think it flows better as Elizabeth Imogen Grace, but obviously that is personal preference. It's not too late to change if you want to and it's not such a big change that people will be confused by it
Its not weird, I changed my DD's when she was 9 months old - so Glad I did, I didnt want to spend the rest of my life introducing her as name A but saying she doesnt really look like an A does she ? Which is what I had found myself doing.