my husband wants to name our boy (edd 19/10) Alexander after him. there are 2 Alexs in my daughters class, one looks like he has just hatched and the other always has chapped lips. the only other Alex i know is a dope smoking loser. i dont like this name but O/H 100% wants to call him Alex. should i call him alex and please his par or dig in my heels?
As you get older, its so hard choosing a name that you both like, that doesn't have connotations for one of you. You could use it as a middle name? Or you could call him alexander, but then shorten it for everyday use, i.e sandy.
Luckily for me, my other half loved the name Alex as much as me, and it was my turn to name the baby
That said, i dont think its really fair if you really hate the name. Just catching up with Desperate Housewives and laughing at how Susan hated the name Maynard for her baby! She did give in because it had sentimental reasons for her hubby, but damn...Maynard!
Well I like Alex as that is my eldest boys name. I must admit I don't know any others so it helps.
Bear in mind that the name will grow to fit the child, not the other way round. In the end it will just be your son's name. But if you really really don't like it I think you have to stand your ground.
You HAVE to like your DS's first name otherwise you will be down at the Registrar of Births a few months and a lot of tears after registration asking to change it. PLEASE use it as a middle name in honour of your DH and come to some agreement on another name that you both like. Good luck. xxx
I love the name, but if i had as many negatives about a name i wouldnt want to use it, you could have it as a second name? Happy Due Date! but you really do have to be happy with the name as its forever.