If we have a boy DH and I dislike each other's first choices but have compromise names we both like but don't yet love. Will I grow to love it if/when DS is real or regret not pushing for something else?! What's your experience been?
I compromised with my DS2's name. DH loved it but I'd already vetoed it but circumstances changed and I needed DS2 to be named straight away and wanted a name that at least one of us really loved. I now love it.
Yes with dd, took a long time but it really suits her and despite it being in the top baby name lists we only no one other tiny baby with the same name.
With baby no 2 I picked although dh liked it. I'm not sure what we're going to do with this baby, i have been working on him about the boys name although i've worked on him so hard i might have put myself off it
Our children have much "safer" names than i would have given them because of the compromise factor.
yes with dd2. I love it, but it isn't me in the way that dd1's name is. That seems to matter less and less - she really suits her name and I don't know any others. I am also really glad that DH vetoed a lot of my original list, because I have gone off a lot of them.
DH named DS1 because it was the only boys name i didnt dislike. it was perfect and i love it now.
DDs name was subject of much debate. she has my no.1 choice, but its wrong for her. i had an awful birth and she sort of got named while i was unconscious in a gesture of 'i think you win this one' from DH but it didnt suit her really. took me a good 6-9 months to stop crying about it, and i did strongly consider changing it but couldnt face confusing my son really. her nickname is really common (though i've been modifying it in the style of jaspants) and its now just her name. so, not a compromise as such but certainly not the name i would have picked in the end