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Old Feb 10th, 2017, 10:08 AM   1
comeondance77
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People ruining names


Has anyone had this issue? I purposefully tried to avoid telling people what we were thinking of naming our little one for fear of this. I finally started telling people we were thinking of Brooklynn Marie a few days ago. Well I got a message from my little sister today telling me that her friend instantly thought of bowel movement for her first and middle initial, BM. It's stupid but I'm still regretting telling people because this is exactly what I figured would happen.



 
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Old Feb 10th, 2017, 11:59 AM   2
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Me! Me and my oh are definitely naming our little boy Charlie sydney Mook.
Lots of people think it's strange or it's doesn't go well together and for Sydney it's more of girlie but what they doesn't know it was my great grandfather name and my oh grandad middle name 😂 So basically my child I'm naming him whatever I want 😁👍🏻



 
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Old Feb 10th, 2017, 14:55 PM   3
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If I learnt anything from my first child is do not tell anyone your chosen name! You will ALWAYS have someone that doesn't like it, or knows someone with that name (with a terrible backstory behind it) or comes up with silly things like BM. Most important thing is that you like it, after all it's your child not theirs.
Once baby is here anyway, regardless of what people think of their name they get used to it and it just becomes that child's identity



 
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Old Feb 10th, 2017, 22:03 PM   4
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Ughhh yep - thats why we never told a single person when we had decided.



 
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Old Feb 11th, 2017, 08:16 AM   5
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If you truly love the name, what other people say shouldn't matter.

Having said that, I did change my mind for both my twins from what I originally thought I wanted to name them due to familial influences. That only meant that I, myself, wasn't 100% sold on the name. The names I eventually used were still not fully supported by family, but I knew they were names I truly loved and so it didn't matter to me.

Now, three months in, my family has grown to love them too.

BTW, to the OP, Brooklyn was on my list too.



 
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Old Feb 13th, 2017, 02:45 AM   6
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Yes. think people's reaction for the result is the same before or after annoucement. just go for it if you like it.



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Old Feb 14th, 2017, 23:10 PM   7
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I tell whoever asks what name we've decided on (hey, it's even in my signature lol) why? Because I don't actually give a shit what anyone thinks and I didn't take anyone else into consideration when thinking of the name of OUR child.

For what it's worth BM = bowel movement? C'mon, that's totally stretching it in my opinion and not what a normal reasonable person would think of straight up unless they were asked to purposely think of something wrong with the name/initals.

My advice, if you are going to let every little bit of negative feedback sway your decision then no, I wouldn't tell anyone else. But you've picked a name you love so own it and use it with confidence!



 
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Old Feb 15th, 2017, 01:07 AM   8
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I don't tell anybody our names because some people will always comment without thinking but once we've properly named baby I think people are a tiny bit more considerate with what they say



 
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Old Feb 15th, 2017, 22:21 PM   9
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There are worse initials. My first and middle initials are BJ and I turned out fine. lol



 
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Old Feb 15th, 2017, 22:41 PM   10
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Now that I think about it my first and middle initial is CM which can be likened to cervical mucus, especially on this site haha and I've never thought of it until now so I think your daughter will be fine with those initials.



 
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