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Can I fall out if love with a name if it's no longer an option?

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Wishful80sMontage Thu 02-Jul-15 10:00:42

I adore the name Henry I always have.
When we were expecting dc1 and we 're discussing names my oh vetoed Henry he would not consider it just did not like it- we found out we were having a girl anyway so it didn't matter.
I'm expecting dc2 and mentioned again to oh how much I would love to use Henry if we did have a boy. He said he would think about it (to my surprise!) I was expecting a straight no but he has been thinking about it.
He's said last night that he's not sure. If it's not an option I literally have no other boys names that I would consider to be in the same league- if it's a no how will I choose a different boy name?!

Jenda Thu 02-Jul-15 10:07:19

Unhelpful, but my Great Grandad went off to register the birth on his own and picked the name he wanted instead of the one they had agreed ongrin

Jenda Thu 02-Jul-15 10:08:33

If you have a few months yet I would hope it would grow on him and maybe keep talking about it and subtly in an affectionate way! congratulationsthanks

SanityClause Thu 02-Jul-15 10:09:40

Imagine your DD was a boy called Henry (or a girls called Henrietta). What would you now want to call your DS?

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Thu 02-Jul-15 10:11:08

I'm in a similar position with a girls name for DD2. I've had to wipe my absolute favourite off the list as DH doesn't like it. I'm just trying not to think about it! We're struggling with agreeing on anything else but we'll get there. I don't want our daughter to have a name that DH doesn't like.

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Thu 02-Jul-15 10:12:24

Ps DD2 is due in 5 days so hopefully we'll get there sooner rather than later wink

Zakken Thu 02-Jul-15 10:38:56

Does he like Harry or Hal or Hank? Just thinking he could use a nn if he prefers. I've known a few people who were called a particular nn by one person only - it's like a special thing between the two of them.

brokenhearted55a Thu 02-Jul-15 20:10:10

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