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Do you still love your DC's name

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Fifibluebell Wed 13-Nov-13 13:39:05

Or would you pick something different if you could go back?

Rosencrantz Wed 13-Nov-13 13:40:32

The name become the child. I love my child, and their name is the linguistic manifestation of them. I couldn't not love the name, the two are too hard to separate now.

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Wed 13-Nov-13 13:40:44

I still love it and it suits him though he does get called a different similar name by accident.

Middleagedmotheroftwo Wed 13-Nov-13 13:40:50

Neither of my DDs have my first choice of names - like everything else in a marriage, they were a compromise.

Having said that, I dn't dislike them - but they are not what I would have picked left to my own devices.

CrocodileScream Wed 13-Nov-13 13:41:05

Still love them! DS' name is the best boys name in the world. With DD I might be a little more confident with going against the grain than I was then but I love her name and I'm glad we went with it.

BitOutOfPractice Wed 13-Nov-13 13:42:35

Still love both of mine and they really seem to suit them.

Interesting isn't it? Do you think people grow up to suit their name? Or do we instinctively give them a name that will suit the person they will become?

Anyway, I would pick both names again

Mim78 Wed 13-Nov-13 13:50:15

I still love the name of my DD, 5.

Cataline Wed 13-Nov-13 13:51:52

I really love my Ds's name. Still don't know anyone else with the name and it's so very 'him'! grin

BobaFetaCheese Wed 13-Nov-13 13:53:53

I love ds1 name.
Ds2 no, doesnt suit him. He's 3 months and we've changed it once already, nothing suits him because he's an Old Man Baby!

Just hope he grows into it.

Meringue33 Wed 13-Nov-13 13:55:54

Yes! 10 mo and still love it. Everyone comments on how unusual and lovely it is. I am tempted to lie about it sometimes as don't want it to become a really popular name by word of mouth!

ctrlaltdel Wed 13-Nov-13 14:01:30

I do really like DD's name but I still prefer my first choice name which we couldn't use as it was BIL's (now ex) girlfriend's name at the time DD was born. I wouldn't change it now but I still wish I'd chosen it at the time instead.

Bowlersarm Wed 13-Nov-13 14:04:49

I would change one of my DSes names. I liked his name at the time, but if I was naming him now I wouldn't chose it. There are one or two popular names I wish we had used-we were so keen on having something not too overused that we dismissed them, but they are lovely names hence the popularity!

Willabywallaby Wed 13-Nov-13 14:08:04

Yes still love my boys names, only ones I know with them, but not unusual.

Thurlow Wed 13-Nov-13 14:08:17

I like it, but more because she has grown into it. She's called by a shortened version that I never really thought about much before she was born, I kept talking about the full name even though I knew she'd be known by the short version, god knows why I did that.

I couldn't imagine her being called anything else now.

notso Wed 13-Nov-13 14:10:34

The one I love most is the one I was least sure of, it was DH's first choice and I was in shock after a very fast unassisted birth so just went with it!
DS2 I love although I always shorten it despite not liking the short version whilst pg.
DD and DS1, I love because they are my DC's names although if I was having them now They would be called different names.

sebsmummy1 Wed 13-Nov-13 14:15:52

Yep, love my boys name. Was pretty much the only name OH and I agreed on and I cannot imagine him being called anything else, we picked it in my second trimester.

We have already named the second child that I have yet to conceive lol. That's how prepared we are!!!

noddyholder Wed 13-Nov-13 14:17:18

Yes and he is 19!

Rockinhippy Wed 13-Nov-13 14:17:18


GreatJoanUmber Wed 13-Nov-13 14:26:07

Absolutely. DC are now 2 and 4 and I have never regretted choosing their names.
I've already found a boy name that I equally love this time; but no girl name. There are a few that I like, some I even like a lot, but none that I love like I love my DC's names. I hope we'll find one before DC3 arrives (or that it's a boy!).

dimdommilpot Wed 13-Nov-13 14:28:45

I love DDs (3) name. Chose it 15 years ago after hearing it on TV (rare at the time, more populare now) and still love it now.

Mollydoggerson Wed 13-Nov-13 14:36:12

Honestly No.

Both dc have nice names, lovely names in fact, but I might choose differently if I went back in time. No big deal.

DC1 has a traditional Irish name and while I like it and I think it suits his traditional Irish surname and flows well together, I realise now that if he travels in the future he might have to explain it. It might not carry over as well to other nationalities.

DC2 has a nature name and I still love it. DC2 is a very boyish boy and likes trucks and stuff, so his name is slightly softer than his personality. Again not a big deal at all.

You can't really go wrong with classic, easily idenitfiable names.

Flyonthewindscreen Wed 13-Nov-13 14:37:39

I would choose differently. I still like my DS's name but has been used as a girls name on Eastenders and I've realised the name has different connotations that the ones I was thinking of when choosing the name. I also still like my DD's name but it has become massively popular, and as we have a common surname, I wish we had chosen a more unusual name.

AllDirections Wed 13-Nov-13 14:58:13

I have 3 DDs, 17, 13 and 6 and I still love their names.

hawkmcqueen Wed 13-Nov-13 15:03:14

Yes love my DC's names even though they are both popular. Neither of them could possibly be a different name. I love saying their names and am proud of their names, as I am very proud of them.

Minty82 Wed 13-Nov-13 15:04:27

Still absolutely love DD's name - just trying to find a name for DC2 that I feel as sure of!

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