When deciding a possible name of your baby, should the decision be mutual between you & your partner? Personally I think so, what do you all say?
And what if your partner has a name in mind that you think is just terrible, and of all the names bantered about, you just couldn't name your child that. What do you do? What do you say especially when they make it seem like they have their heart set on it?
Has anyone here been in a situation where you flat out dislike a name that your partner really wants to name the baby? Again, what do you do?
We originally came up of a list of boys & girls names we both liked, and narrowed it down to 2 on each side, but she keeps going back to a name that we didn't agree on that we both liked, only she likes.
Lastly, what if your partner says the middle name needs in their mind to follow a certain trend/pattern that's in their family?
We originally said if we didn't agree on a middle name, we'd take one of the runner up's on our first name's list & use that. But that doesn't seem to be the case anymore.
Our baby isn't due til late March, anything can change & happen, but I guess since alot of this stuff is being talked about now due to the excitement of it all, it has lead me to the above questions. Plus I am a soon to be first time father here.
Maybe things like choosing a name or like in a previous topic I started about finding out the sex of the baby in advance or waiting to be surprised after the birth sound trivial, but I still think they are important issues to be mutually decided upon. Hope nobody thinks it's silly that I have concerns about this stuff. But I think we father's should have as much say in the whole pregnancy process & of course post-pregnancy as you mother's. I don't think we father's should have the final say on anything as I don't think the mother's should have the final say either. I think it takes 2 people willingly to get involved in a relationship, takes those same 2 people willingly to have sex in order to create the baby, and it should take those same 2 people to decide everything to do with the baby together. My 2 cents!
Thanks as always to those who respond,