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What do you think of Robin? And even if you like it, would it be odd for us to use it?
MuffinMclay · 12/02/2008 13:28
To put this in context, it was FIL's name. MIL, GMIL would be thrilled if we used it.
I don't mind it (although I prefer it as a girl's name, Robyn). I hate any abbreviations of it (like Rob) though.
But part of me thinks it is a bit unlucky (FIL died of cancer in his '50s). Plus, it is the name of dh's boss, and he feels it would be weird going into work and announcing the baby's name both to said boss and to colleagues, given that it is quite unusual.
Kathyis6incheshigh · 12/02/2008 13:33
I love Robin - it was on my shortlist but some close friends of dh's called their son Robin so I was not allowed it
We did call our son after (deceased) FIL and I think that's nice from every perspective. I wouldn't worry about it being the boss's name - as you have a good family reason for it, it's not like anyone is going to think your dh is sucking up to his boss!
edam · 12/02/2008 13:36
Agree, use it as a middle name - ds has both his grandads' names between first and surname.
Robin is a pet form of Robert, anyway. OK, people use short forms as proper names these days, but funny to object to abbreviations when you are using one in the first place.
WigWamBam · 12/02/2008 13:38
I think you need to choose a name which you love, not one which you don't mind. It might thrill your MIL but it has to thrill you, too.
Plus it seems to be seen pretty much as a girl's name these days, which might mean he gets a bit of stick for it.
Middle name maybe?
MuffinMclay · 12/02/2008 14:03
I don't think it can be a middle name for us - all or nothing. SIL used it as a middle name for one of her dcs and this caused some upset to MIL. It reeked a bit of a token gesture rather than liking the name
I'm not naming the child for MIL's benefit (heaven forbid!) btw, but family feelings would have to be taken into account in the context of this name.
CantSleepWontSleep · 13/02/2008 21:21
Do you and dh agree on it? If so, given your previous attempts to agree on a name, and the fact that he will be here any day, then go for it!
I have actually suggested Robyn as a girl possibility to dh, but promise to remove it from my list forthwith if you select it!
No sign of labour yet I take it?
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