Hi all, just wondered what people thought about using my dh's middle name for our son, due in March. We are really strjuggling for boys names, I love his middle name, I kind of feel like he doesn't use it so why can't we?!
Its Nathaniel by the way, I like the nickname Nate, he insists they would get called Nat, which I don't mind either, but he compares to gnat... I kind of see why he might be a bit weird about it, I'm in two minds, we have ages to go but I tend to veto lots of names as I teach boys! 150 odd names a year for 10 years of teaching tends to leave associations!
I'm another whose DS has DH's middle name as his first name, was going to be his middle name, but when he was born it seemed to suit him better than the first name we'd picked, so we flipped them around.
We also have dh's middle name as Ds's first name. I'd always loved it and it had always been our theoretical baby name. We took a list of about 15 names to hospital when he was born but it was the only one that seemed right to both of us.
Thanks all, that's great. I am sure we will change our minds, didn't name Dd till the last minute but I would just like to have one name we agree on! Is it only leeds that isn't keen on Nathaniel? Have to say my only misgiving is I'm not keen in nickname Nathan...although strictly speaking I don't know if it is a nn.
I think it's nice to use daddy's name. I also know a Nathaniel who I always assumed was Nate as that's all if ever heard him called, I only found out recently that he's actually Nathaniel, I've known him since he was under 1 and he's now 4! Lovely name in my opinion