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I Don’t vs. Know What vs. To Do!

Hey, I really need some help! My husband is adamant about using the names of his parents as our child’s name however my in-law’s and I, well to be blunt, we hate each other. I don’t want to make my husband feel like he doesn’t get a say in OUR child’s name, but I not only don’t get a long with them but I don’t like their names either. What can or should I do? I’ve given thousands of other ideas but he is so stuck on using their names. Thank you all for your opinions on this!! ~Sarah

The Top Baby Name is...

I Don’t


Know What


To Do!


Poll created: Oct 28, 2013
Total Votes: 1


Use their names as middle names. The whole purpose of middle names is to honour people. Personally, I don’t like the idea of giving a kid the same first name as someone else close in the family. The kid has it’s own identity and thus needs its own name.
posted by guest :: Oct 28, 2013 04:32 PM | report
What are their names? Maybe there is a way to change them up and use as a middle name or something to still make your husband happy.
posted by guest :: Oct 28, 2013 04:33 PM | report
you have three options. one use them as middle names. Two take the first letter of their names and pick and name similar. Or three flat out tell him no you’re not going to name your children after people you dislike and who carry names you like even less.
posted by guest :: Oct 28, 2013 04:33 PM | report
Their names are Tina and Troy.

I know this will sound terrible (and I will probably break down and do it) but I don’t even want to use their names as my child’s middle name. Both have been nothing but horrible to me since my husband and I began dating. They’ve done some unforgivable things and I just can’t bring myself to want to honor them in my child’s name
posted by Poll Creator :: Oct 28, 2013 04:35 PM | report
You’re husband has to know this you really need to sit down and tell him why you don’t want to use it and if he still prisist just tell him no he can’t make you use the names and If you do you may end up resenting your children for carrying said names.
posted by guest :: Oct 28, 2013 04:36 PM | report
I agree with the above comments. You need to talk with your husband. Explain how you feel and use the angle that they need their own identity.
posted by guest :: Oct 28, 2013 04:39 PM | report
Baby naming has to be a JOINT effort and BOTH parents have to LOVE the name. Since you have such strong feelings, I would sit your husband down and tell him you will NOT be using the names of people who don’t treat you well. Period.
posted by guest :: Oct 28, 2013 04:39 PM | report
I have spoken with him, multiple times, or at least I’ve tried to. I’ve told him that I do not want to use his parents names and he knows we do not get along. This is why I need help, I don’t know what to do anymore. I know he loves his parents and is very close with them, but I just can’t.
posted by Poll Creator :: Oct 28, 2013 04:41 PM | report
You don’t have to!
posted by guest :: Oct 28, 2013 04:43 PM | report
Tina and Troy .. Okay let me think


- Victoria "Tori"
- Taylor
- Trina
- Trinity
- Tatum


- Trevor
- Travis
- Tanner
- Trenton
- Tyler

Your husband need to respect the fact that you don’t wan to use them, bottom line .. What are the parents middle names?
posted by guest :: Oct 28, 2013 04:45 PM | report

What is your name and your husbands?
posted by guest :: Oct 28, 2013 04:46 PM | report
I don’t mind Tatum for a boy, but either I don’t like the others sorry but I really appreciate the ideas!

Their middle names are Sue and Philip. My husband’s name is Patrick and mine is Sarah
posted by Poll Creator :: Oct 28, 2013 04:51 PM | report
Perhaps you could use Susan or Philip?
posted by guest :: Oct 28, 2013 05:00 PM | report
I am definitely a lover of old fashioned names but I find Susan to be extremely dated and I have a cousin named Philip, sorry but I appreciate the ideas!
posted by Poll Creator :: Oct 28, 2013 05:02 PM | report
Maybe use a P name for a girl and S for a boy, or other way around?

Paige Elizabeth

Sean Matthew

Preston James

Sophia Grace

Or simply come up with other names and tell your husband no, he’s being selfish.
posted by guest :: Oct 28, 2013 05:19 PM | report

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