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If your parents / in-laws had named your children... ?

(47 Posts)
WhoPaintedTheLion Wed 06-Mar-13 21:05:09

Both sets of grandparents had their suggestions. If I had let them chose, I would have

DD1: Chantelle Jennifer (my mother's and MIL's choices)
DD2: Jasmine Lola (fil and father).

Their names are very, very different to those! It tickled me when I remembered that today.

twelvetimestable Wed 06-Mar-13 21:10:15

My dad suggested Calypso... strangely enough it didn't appear on our list!

PurpleBlossom Wed 06-Mar-13 21:16:23

My MIL said Crystal and my Mum Skye. Oh and my Uncle randomly threw 'Tiffany' into the mix confused

dimdommilpot Wed 06-Mar-13 21:33:34

MIL wanted Lexi. My mum wanted to name we chose (i think thats because she knew it was my most favourite nane ever).

emsyj Wed 06-Mar-13 21:34:55

MIL thought DH was a girl when she was pregnant and would have called him Victoria. The idea that there is any other girls' name than Victoria is beyond her. She suggested it for DD1 and again for DD2.

DMum likes Lucy, which I also like, but DH doesn't. However, DMum's main role in the naming process has been to tell me all the names she really hates, which includes most names in the world ever. <sigh>

Chubfuddler Wed 06-Mar-13 21:35:32

No suggestions made but on the basis of the names they gave thief children I'd say Wayne and Debbie.

No thanks

Nandocushion Wed 06-Mar-13 21:39:09

DM wanted me to name DS Jasper. I would definitely have considered Calypso.

breatheslowly Wed 06-Mar-13 21:44:04

DM would have chosen Catherine or Sarah and DFIL would have switched DD's first and midle names around. DF and DMIL wouldn't have any desire to express an opinion.

exoticfruits Wed 06-Mar-13 21:48:13

I have no idea- they didn't say and we didn't discuss - we just announced.

exoticfruits Wed 06-Mar-13 21:48:56

I mean DH and I discussed - we just didn't with anyone else.

MrSlant Wed 06-Mar-13 21:50:46

My mum has suggested the same name for each of our boys, my fathers! (sorry mum, just not into the dynastic name sharing thing wink )

LetUsPrey Wed 06-Mar-13 21:54:12

My mum didn't make any suggestions. For DS1 MIL suggested Derek. This was 2001. She is a very lovely MIL so it was a "smile and nod" moment grin

AmandaCooper Wed 06-Mar-13 21:59:20

My dad suggested Icarus which I actually quite liked ; MIL liked Jonti or Josh.

SingingSands Wed 06-Mar-13 22:04:38

My mum suggested Jack for a boy. Only, she suggested we spell it JACQUES so as to be a bit different. I actually did LOL grin

For a girl, she suggested Sammy. Which I really like, but we didn't use. Maybe next time!

skratta Wed 06-Mar-13 22:09:33

My (Step) DM wanted Anastasia, Cosette, Lissanna, Hilja (name from my language) or Safira (also name from my language, just think of it as Sapphira). Anastasia was pretty but to princessy. Safira was okay but only in our language!. Cosette (we aren't even French) and Lissanna... She went through that list for our three girls, with DS she wanted Issak, Leinel, Anouk or Sjander (again, all names in my language) or....Kyle.

My ( step) dad was a bit more sensible. Joshua, Elliot and Zebediah (really?) for DS and Lilja (name in my ,magnate, basically Lily), Topaz, Skye, Liljabelle, Susannah or Emily. Okay, Topaz, Slye and Liljabelle, and Zebadiah, maybe not, but the others are okay? Lilja was a middle name for one of our DDs! We used Joshua though.

DMIL wanted Vivienne, Laurel, Cara or Charity! Charity? For a boy, Aubrey (yes, for a boy, yes I know originally it was a boy name, but NOWADAYS he'd be bullied), Jesus (very common name in her culture- heyzus) or Alberto. She admitted to liking Benjamin, which we used with DS as a middle name.

DFIL wanted Luca, Thomas, Tobias, Quentin or Solemon for DS, and Miriam, Samia, Viktori (my language for victory! Seriously?) or Mariette.

KenDoddsDadsDog Wed 06-Mar-13 22:13:19

My mam wanted Morag or Elspeth for some unfathomable reason for DD1

Startail Wed 06-Mar-13 22:41:06

Actually my parents, DSIS and DH all agreed on DD2's name. I'd have used her second name, but it reminded my lot of a slightly annoying celeb.

No idea what anyone else would have called DD1, there was never any debate. I'd known what she'd was to be called since I was 14 and discovered my favorite G aunt had a nice second name (her first is so horrible she never signed it herself).

MunchkinsMumof2 Wed 06-Mar-13 22:43:55

Mil - Ralph Hugh
Mum - Sebastian for ds and Jasmine for dd.

CzarChasm Thu 07-Mar-13 04:04:22

Both sets of parents were happy to tell us what they didn't like, but kept their suggestions to themselves... except for DMIlL. She had three sons and apparently always wanted a daughter named Hannah Victoria. When DD was born she said that her name was beautiful but was a bit disappointed that she would never have a Hannah Victoria in her family. She is a lovely MIL so I just did a bit of smiling and murmuring non committal things when she gave me her beseeching eyes grin.

CheerfulYank Thu 07-Mar-13 04:45:34

My mother wanted me to name DS Hadyn.

For this baby she has thrown out Sophie, Iris, and Stella, none of which I am using. smile

Longdistance Thu 07-Mar-13 04:55:57

My mum liked Lilly, and my mil liked Laura. Mils choice was awful as she was my school bully, so that never got used. But we did use Lilly for dd1's middle name.

cjdamoo Thu 07-Mar-13 05:01:55

My mil was determined we call dd Tracey after her. We did not.

FreedomOfTheTess Thu 07-Mar-13 08:31:57

Ever since I was pregnant with DS1 (13), my mum openly expressed her love for Amelia, and her wish for me to use it if I had a daughter. My dad vetoed Amelia when I was born and repeated that veto when my sister was born.

My mum was disappointed when DD was born and we didn't use Amelia. She didn't say so, but I could tell.

Problem is, I cannot stand the name, and nor can DH. I dare not tell her that though.

alexpolismum Thu 07-Mar-13 09:25:18

MIL wanted to name dd after herself - Kalliope. Sorry, but it's not for me.

My mum would have chosen Catherine.

KenDoddsDadsDog Thu 07-Mar-13 11:17:32

I met a lovely Kalliope on holiday and considered it in hormonal madness - the rest of the family have traditional irish names grin

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