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Mother is vs. insane!

Hi, my husband Richard and I are expecting our second child, a girl, on December 17. We chose Sophie Vivienne to be two year old Patrick’s little sister. However, my mom is going nuts because we used my husband’s deceased mother’s name as our child’s middle name and and not hers, Georgina. We explained to her that its our decision and our minds are made up but she is relentless. Any advice? -Brooke

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Poll created: Nov 19, 2013
Total Votes: 0


maybe ignore her the way I’m reading it it sounds like you were kind of rude yourself’s when you talked to her about it so maybe sit her down and explain nicely why you picked the name you did.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
Go with your instinct and honour your mother in law, your mother will understand one day, it’s your child you get to choose it’s not your mums baby.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
It depends on how much it bothers you. If you love the name, keep it the way it is. If it bothers you, you could always make it a double name: Vivienne-Georgina or Georgina-Vivienne.

She’s not in charge of naming your child.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
Maybe a compromise Sophie Georgienne?
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
Just let her calm down and I’m sure she’ll get over it but, if she won’t let it go, just gently remind her that she had her chance to name her own kids and it’s your turn now. I don’t think you need to compromise or even explain your choice to her.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
Sophie Vivienne is beautiful. Maybe honor her with your next baby. :-)
posted by Madi Wolf Princess <3 :: 4 years ago | report
Compromise--Sophie Georgina-Vivienne. Or just Georgina Vivienne :) The next child could be Sophie.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
I would let her be under no illusion that this is to honor a very much missed member of your family and that it means a great deal to you both. But, at the same time tell her that in no way does it mean you love her less or that you don’t think of her in the same light. When it comes down to it, the decision lies with you and your husband and nobody else. The name you have picked is stunningly classy and timeless. Don’t give in on something you felt strongly enough about to give your new baby the name in the first place. Good luck.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
what if it’s her last child go with sophie Vivienne it’s your decision
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
I can see why she would be upset, maybe you just a bad daughter
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
Tell her that the reason you picked Vivienne was to honor your deceased mother-in-law and to give your daughter a tie to her because she’ll never actually get to know her and will only have one grandma. She’ll get to know her Grandma Georgina through memories, and she’ll only get to know your husband’s mother through stories and pictures. If that still doesn’t work, tell her that she’s lucky she’s still alive to get to know her granddaughter.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report

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