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lynlynnicebutdim Mon 26-Sep-11 13:47:25

or tell me i am being silly.

DC2 is due is May. It is ridiculously early to be thinking about names but this is a thorny issue and i think we might need the full 40 weeks to work this one out between us.

When i was pregnant with DD1 i picked her name. As soon as i thought of it i just knew it was "the perfect name" and could not be persuaded to consider anything else. Faced with this DH acquiesced though he was not keen on the name.

So now we have managed to conceive DC2 and DH has said that given i got my way with DD1, he should be able to name DC2. In a way i kind of think fair enough BUT he is insisting that if it is a boy he wants to call him Harris.

I quite like Harris as a name. i think it is a bit unusual without being spacecadetish. THe problem is that his surname and thus the baby's surname is Hunt.

Harris Hunt

It just totally doesn't work to my ear. I think it sounds stupid. He thinks it sounds great and doesn't understand my problem with the alliteration. I have suggested that it would work much better as a middle name and as Harris has a family connection, would be more in keeping as a middle name as DD1 was also given a family name as her middle name.

I would very much appreciate opinions on whether the combination of first and surnames sounds as odd to your ears as it does to mine. If it is just me then i will give myself the next 35 odd weeks to try and get used to it. BUT if it is not, then i can go back to DH with evidence that it is not just me who sees a problem.

Many thanks!

Meteorite Mon 26-Sep-11 13:59:04

People will think it's Harry Sunt.

ForYourDreamsAreChina Mon 26-Sep-11 14:00:11

Harris is bad enough without the surname.

Don't like the surnamey-namey things.

sonniebonnie Mon 26-Sep-11 14:04:43

Personally I don't like Harris, but thankfully we all have different tastes. I think you and your DH should find a name you both love.

iarebaboon Mon 26-Sep-11 14:16:40

It's better than mike

May be worth mentioning that Harris is another name for your bum ( I know this because my surname is Harris

minipie Mon 26-Sep-11 14:17:06

Does sound a bit odd to me, yes.

What name does he like for a girl?

slartybartfast Mon 26-Sep-11 14:18:17

its ok, as long as people dont drop their aitches.

BelleEnd Mon 26-Sep-11 14:20:11

Show him all the shock reactions to that name on this thread.
Harris is a posh dog's name. Doesn't the Queen have a corgi of that name?

Also "up the Harris" means "up the arse".

tabulahrasa Mon 26-Sep-11 14:22:47

I love Harris, I think it's a lovely name - it sounds ridiculous with Hunt though

lynlynnicebutdim Mon 26-Sep-11 14:31:36

Thank you all. I didnt know that Harris was slang for bum. Will DEFINATELY be sure to bring that up! Neither of us are british so the finer points of local slang escape us.

I am glad it is not just me to sees a problem. Would still welcome as many opinions as possible. Perhaps i can bury him under their sheer weight.

re girls name, we actually agree on a girls name - Darcy.

Theala Mon 26-Sep-11 15:25:11

Harris Hunt will be nicknamed Hairy C... as soon as hits teenagerdom, if not before. That would be a terrible thing to do to a child.

themightyskim Mon 26-Sep-11 16:31:32

theala thank you so much for posting what I was trying all the way down the thread to make sound polite ha ha not my fave choice of name BUT its your baby smile

ShoutyHamster Mon 26-Sep-11 16:41:05

NO! Absolutely terrible. Slang for arse. Also totally ridiculous with the surname.

His thinking is flawed, by the way. You had a name you loved, he didn't - he decided he could live with your choice. If he'd HATED the name, he should/would have thought of something else, but he chose not to. So it does not follow that because of his choice to take this approach, you have to go along with his choice here. Your approach is different- to suggest other names, to find a compromise that you BOTH like.

I would suggest you go back to the drawing board, come up with a group of boys names that you BOTH think are ok, then give him the final say. But no-one should ever agree to a name they hate for their child. There are plenty of names out there - you will find one that you both warm to!

lynlynnicebutdim Tue 27-Sep-11 08:21:11

Thank you all. I am going to show him this thread and hopefully we can do as shoutyhamster suggests.

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