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I keep being told my name choices are silly

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kw1091 Fri 22-Jul-16 10:35:01

DC1 on the way and people keep telling me my girls name choices are silly! They're all my favourite names and have been for years. DP likes a few of them.

Thoughts please?...

Girls (middle name will be Jane, Valerie or Emily):

Boys (middle name will be Kenneth, David or Harry):

MrsJayy Fri 22-Jul-16 10:38:35

They are not silly a couple of them i dont like but it doesnt make them silly you are never going to get a heartyagreement on names stop telling people.

gininteacupsandleavesonthelawn Fri 22-Jul-16 10:40:18

Hazel and Olive are ok, the others to me look like the 'what I'll name my future baby...' List of a 12year old. Sorry!

kw1091 Fri 22-Jul-16 10:40:23

When I say people I mean my mum, MIL and a couple of other family members.

It's true I will never please everyone, just would rather have a name family didn't actively dislike

MoggieMaeEverso Fri 22-Jul-16 10:42:12

Stop telling people.

Your names are original, quirky and lovely.

Not initially keen on Maxie as it makes me think maxi pad though shock but after about 5 minutes of knowing your lovely girl I'm sure I wouldn't make that connection ever again, it would just be her name

ThoraGruntwhistle Fri 22-Jul-16 10:42:27

Wait til the baby arrives, then choose a name and announce it. Telling people in advance just invites criticism but when it's actually the baby's name they'll shut up.

RastafarianTargaryen Fri 22-Jul-16 10:43:13

Harvie and Maxie (Pad) are beyond silly.

The rest, while not to my taste, are fine.

PlanBwastaken Fri 22-Jul-16 10:43:36

Rule number one of naming your baby: you announce the name when they're born, otherwise people think they have a say.

That said, for the sake of the child I'd stick to something that works in all scenarios in the future (no fun being an obese Maxie).

SpeakNoWords Fri 22-Jul-16 10:45:00

Never discuss or tell anyone any potential names! Just keep it between you and your partner, and then no one can criticise. Then just announce the name of your baby when they've arrived. It only causes hassle and upset to discuss it in advance with anyone else, even close family members.

Your name lists seem perfectly reasonable to me, they're not that extreme! Personally I don't like odd spellings like Harvie, where Harvey is more usual, and the names are not particularly to my taste - but the point is they are to your taste! Doesn't matter what I or anyone else thinks about them.

DramaAlpaca Fri 22-Jul-16 10:46:12

What Thora and Rastafarian said ^^

kw1091 Fri 22-Jul-16 10:46:16

I guess when I look at them I'll know?

Everything is so new (and a bit scary), just want to make sure I get it right!

Hahaha I hadn't thought of Maxi pad!!!!!!!

kw1091 Fri 22-Jul-16 10:47:09

Thank you SpeakNoWords xx

KayTee87 Fri 22-Jul-16 10:47:28

Honestly you need to stop telling anyone the names you like. It's not up to them and unless they choose the name themselves they won't like it.

My due date is tomorrow and we've not told anyone the name we think/ know we're going for even though loads of people have asked including my mum 100 times.

April241 Fri 22-Jul-16 10:47:43

Don't tell people your name choices - we're having twins and don't know the sexes so we have a list of about 8 names and our favourites change almost daily. We haven't told anyone the names because to be quite honest I can't be arsed with the "oh really?? I don't like that" etc and because we don't want to choose a name then when we see babies they don't suit it (happened to so many of my friends).

Our family will find out the names when babies arrive and if they don't like them then tough. My Gran always has a comment to make about a name and it's just rude. I'd never say to someone's face I don't like their child's name.

Fwiw your name choices are lovely and bugger what anyone thinks smile

Middleoftheroad Fri 22-Jul-16 10:47:56

It's mainly subjective and nobody's business but yours. Somebody will always have an opinion which is why you are best to reveal it afterwards.

MrsJayy Fri 22-Jul-16 10:54:04

My mil kept calling Dd1 Rachel because it was on my list that i was always talking about her names not Rachel I didnt talk about names with dd2 and mil called her Rachel too her names not Rachel either 😀

MrsJayy Fri 22-Jul-16 10:55:56

So i think if you tell them the list they pick out their favourite

LunaLoveg00d Fri 22-Jul-16 10:56:22

Harvie and Maxie are great names for dogs, not for children and especially not for girls! Jordan is very 1995 and do you really want your daughter compared to Katie Price?

WoahSlowDown Fri 22-Jul-16 10:57:50

Maxie is a no no
And Lukas is better spelt with a C other than that the names are ok.

I'm not sure why you are telling people.

MrsJayy Fri 22-Jul-16 10:58:50

I know of a few girl jordan or jordannes it is quite 90s i think

Christine88 Fri 22-Jul-16 11:00:00

My sons are called rupert and Dennis and people were horrible about both names when I was pregnant but now either people pretend they like them or no better than to insult my child lol

toadgirl Fri 22-Jul-16 11:01:36

I don't see any silly names there.

When I read thread title, I was expecting to see some really outlandish names. These are all normal.

Definitely stop telling people in advance. Make your decisions privately and announce the name when it's all official. If you say too much in advance, some nosey-parkers take that an invitation to critique the name.

Tell them when it's a done deal.

MrsJayy Fri 22-Jul-16 11:03:48

I think people just get used to names 1 of my cousins children has an out there name my aunt was horrified they are 20 nowand it really is just their name

kw1091 Fri 22-Jul-16 11:05:38

Thank you everyone!
I'll keep my mouth shut from now on grin

EssentialHummus Fri 22-Jul-16 11:05:53

Harvie and Maxie (Pad) are beyond silly.


I'd also second Lucas with a C unless you are from somewhere where the K spelling is standard.

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