I was very sick before falling pregnant and an amazing doctor saved my life and my fertility.
Baby is due in a few months and DH and I have been discussing using the doctor's name as a middle name (a second middle name - so the 'Charlie' in Alfred Bertie Charlie Smith (not the real names!!). We like the name as a name, and we also thought it would be a good way to honour the doctor/remind us of our blessings.
Is this a bad idea? Will it just always remind me of a very difficult time? Or is it just weird? The doctor will know the baby's name (since we'll obviously let the doctor know when the baby's born) so might realise what we've done, but it's not a 'weird' name so it could also have just been a name we've always liked. Am worried the doctor will think us odd (or just plain sucky!!).
Any views? Once it's done, it's done and I don't want to always regret it either way...
I heard of someone whose father got back from registering his birth and admitted to the mother he'd added an extra middle name in honour of someone he hugely admired (not Nelson Mandela but that sort of figure). The mother decided that if he felt that strongly the boy should be called by this middle name. I always thought that was pretty cool all round.
DD's middle name is a form of the name of the bride at the wedding where DP and I met. It also happens to be a name we like a lot but the connection is the reason why we chose that name as DD's middle name rather than any of the other names we liked. We know, the bride knows (and her DH if she knows him!) and a few friends do too, mainly ones who we've had a random "how did you chose names" chat with. I've told DD but she's too young to understand. If it wasn't for this wedding, I wouldn't have met DP and DD wouldn't exist!
Dd1 is named after my late MIL, it is a good story to tell, she is proud of it. Dd2 has the same, unusual name as the vicar who married us, but she wasn't specifically named after her. Ds is named after ... Will have to think up a story for when he is older! I think it's a nice idea.