People's reactions to potential names - small rant
I have quickly learnt not to discuss any potential names OH and I like with anyone! I am totally fed up of people feeling the need to try and influence us and dissuade us from names we like. Reactions so far have included:
"Ooh no I don't like that"
"You can't call him/her that, I knew someone called that and he/she was a right little sod/other expletive"
"Sounds like a 60's sports car"
And these have been from parents and supposed close friends! I am totally sick of it and maybe its just the hormones, but its also a little upsetting.
Funny story, friend of a friend when pregnant told all her friends and family that they were going to name the baby Mango. Turned out to be a load of rubbish but they were fed up of everyone commenting on potential names too! I am thinking of taking a similar approach!
Anyone else feeling slightly disgruntled by other people's unnecessary comments and negative reactions to names you like?
Well to be totally honest, it's down to you and your OH at the end of the day!
As long as you like the name, that's all that matters, just ignore what other people say..
Some people don't know when their opinions are not wanted
I know what you mean. Me & hubby like quite ordinary names but everytime we've mentioned them, some people have said things like "oh, that's a really common name" or "such and such's son/daughter's called that, do you not mind that?".
It's our decision at the end of the day, so if people don't have anything positive to say, they shouldn't say anything!
Glad I'm not the only one me and OH took ages to decide on names, still a potential four (2xboy, 2xgirl), and my friends and family did exactly the same, I agree, don't mention names to anyone. 'Mango' I like it!!!!
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