Who named your Baby..You..Your Wife..Your Parents..Your Friends or the Internet

@kukkad (511)
India
April 30, 2007 4:59am CST
I know this is a very strange question. It would usually be the parents who name their baby. But, there are instances where your baby is named by your parents or your in-laws. In India atleast..... the in-laws aspect on the family is so strong that a girl's in-laws usually name a baby. In my case though, I was named by my parents. My name infact is a combination of my father and my mothers name. My father's parents though wanted me to have a different name. But, my parents did not agree on that name. I have also met some people who give the honor of naming their baby to any of their close friends...... wow...... such a great honor.... :) And, these days......... you have so many websites that offer "Baby Names" to be choosen from. And there are some people who name their baby as per those "Numerological" calculations. There are all sorts of people in this world and every one is different in how they see this...... :) Who had named you ? And, who named / will name your baby ?
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@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
1 May 07
This is so funny that you are asking this question. When I first got pregnant everyone was throwing names at us or when we would say a name they always had a comment about it. I thought it was odd because no one ever let us name their kids and I never said anything bad about a name anyone had picked for their child. So we decided to pick a name and tell no one until the baby gets here. I do tell people this and they say why won't you tell anyone because we were getting too much imput and we didn't want it. They shut up after that lol.
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• Philippines
1 May 07
yes, mflower, it is funny that so many will like to dip their hands into the names that, we shall be giving our kids and yet, they will never consult us as to what to name theirs.
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@kukkad (511)
• India
2 May 07
You are both are right...... and at times..... these suggestions kinda confuse the parents which name should they choose. I think its the best if it is kept a close family matter........ :) Thanks for your inputs.... :)
• India
1 May 07
I and my husband had finalised on the name of our son even before we were married.. as in we laways thought that if we have a baby boy we would call him Akash... i luckly we got married 2 years ago and now have a son.. we named him Akash Ofcourse..
• Philippines
1 May 07
I got my daughter's name from the Internet, too!. Her name is Niesha Eunice which means pure (niesha) and happiness and victory (eunice). My son is named after her father, Lowell, which means "beloved". I believe a person's name plays a good part in once confidence. If you don't like your name, when someone asks "what's your name?" you will feel somewhat doubtful if that someone asking will laugh at your name or what. Oftentimes, this leads to uncomfort feelings when introducing yourself to other people.
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@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
1 May 07
My fiance came up with our daughters name. After we found out we were having a girl he had a dream that he saw her. Everyone in his dream was calling her Sena. I thought the name was unique and pretty so we decided to go with it. And now when people ask her how we came up with her name she has a cute little story to tell people about her name.
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@wonderful1 (2076)
• China
1 May 07
Im our country ,grandparents often name their grandchildren.If there is no grandparents ,parents often name their babies.It is a traditional custom. But now,names seem more and more impotant for babies. Someone thinks that if he can get a good name ,he will have a better life.Indeed, my brother is good at study,but when he takes part in an exam ,he always gets lower scores than that he gets usually. He felt very sad at those days. One day,when he went into a book store, he found a book about name,then he changed his name, and he passed the college exam.So he believed it very much.frankly,i dont belive it at all.i think he is too nervou to pass the exam.Then he changed his name,he believed he must pass the exam this time and he is no longer nervous when he take part in the exam. At first ,i think it is a cheating way to those who believe it .But after thinking for a while ,i think it is a good way to those who are not confident. Belief is magical,it can change your life in a minute.
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• India
30 Apr 07
we have a daughter who is the only girl child in our entire family. all my other brothers have sons. so when she was born we gave her my mom's name who passed just a year ago before she was born. so there wasnt much thought to choose for names. but when we were expecting our son me and my wife decided to give him lord shiva's name as we were praying for him from day one. and luckily later these names woorked out to be numerologically suited too.
@honeyangel (1993)
30 Apr 07
my hubbie and i choose the name for the both of our children,family put their names forward but at the end it was down us.
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@kukkad (511)
• India
30 Apr 07
Thats great..... its always better if the parents choose the name....... :) Thanks for your response...... :)
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@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
1 May 07
My husband and I named our children. We looked for names that were easily pronounced in English & Spanish. My family speaks no Spanish, his family no English. My eldest is Jonathan Lee (Lee is for my Grandfather's name) in Spanish they pronounce it Yonathan (pretty close) and my youngest is Matthew Manuel (Manuel is for my husband's father & grandfather's name) in Spanish they say Matteo. We found out later from a baby name book, that both names mean "gift from God" So that is very fitting seeing as I was supposed to never be able to have children, had 3 miscarriages, and only held a viable pregnancy after my husbands mother and church held a prayer vigil after my last miscarriage. SO yes, Gift from God is very suitable for both my boys !!
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• United States
1 May 07
Well, i named both of my babies, but my mom suggested the name for my second daughter. Please keep in mind that my "children" are animals, though! lol.
@sacmom (14336)
• United States
1 May 07
I THINK my dad named me. My in-laws helped in naming my kids. Even though my husband and I didn't want help from others in naming our kids, we got stumped when it came to our oldest son's middle name. We wanted our son's full name to have a nice ring to it, so we ended up going with my FIL's first name. When I was pregnant with my second son my husband and I though we had a name picked out...but it just didn't sound right. Right before my second son was born my in-laws butted in and came up with a first and middle name that went well together with our last name. So, that is what we went with. I guess my in-laws are good for something, after all. ;) LOL
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@Carrie26 (1587)
• United States
1 May 07
Me and my husband decided on the name for our son.For our daughters name I picked it out and then asked my husband if he liked it and he said yes.Her name is spelled Jenni with an I instead of a Y.I should have spelled her name with a Y because everybody seems to misspell her name but I liked her named spelled Jenni better than Jenny .My mom picked my name out and my dad agreed he liked it.I don think I could let my mom or dad or father-N-Law or mother-n-law name our kid.Its better if the parents name their kids.But if other parents want them to name the child then that would be fine.
• Philippines
30 Apr 07
internet
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• United States
30 Apr 07
My parents named me my first name but my grandmother came up with my middle name. My dad actually liked one name and my mom liked another name. So she was going to name me the name that she liked but right when I was born she decided to name me the name that my dad liked. Then my grandmother liked a name and she told my mom so that's what my middle name is. But I named my son. I wanted something different that you don't hear very often. My in-laws wanted me to name my son after someone in their family but I didn't want to do that. So I came up with a name on my own.
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• Canada
30 Apr 07
me and my husband name our baby
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@KissThis (3008)
• United States
30 Apr 07
My mom had eight babies. Out of the eight babies she had I was the only one she got to name herself. The others there was always another family member such as our father who named the baby before my mom got a chance. She was all alone at the hospital when she gave birth to me because of a blizzard. When I names my daughter I asked my mom for help because I felt that it was an important time for both of us. My daughters' first name is my first and middle name combined. Her middle name is my moms nickname. My daughter is the only granddaughter to be named after her. I felt that this was a great honor.
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@mememama (3077)
• United States
30 Apr 07
My mother named me, after a character on her favorite soap opera. My son was I guess named by my inlaws, his name is a combination of two men on my husbands side of the family, the first name is after a late family member and his middle name is the middle name of another family member. We chose the name long before my son was conceived, it was a name that my husband always wanted to name his firstborn son. We've already to a boys name picked out if we ever have another boy, he'd be named after our favorite singer and the middle name will be my fathers name, it just sounds cool.
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
30 Apr 07
My mom named me after a friend she had in high school. She told me that when she heard the name, she then decided that would be her daughters name. My husband and I both named our son. We went through the alphabet to come up with names for each letter that we liked. We found a name we both agreed on. So he was named before he was born. His middle name is my husbands name.
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@bruxedo (773)
• France
30 Apr 07
My kids where named by me with my husband agreement. But, for instance it was also me that suggested my sisters name. I'm 11 years older than she and my parents liked my suggestion that was the name of my grandmother.
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• China
30 Apr 07
When i was born,i was named by my father.
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@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
30 Apr 07
I really like your name, its the name of the character in my favourite book. and if i ever have a boy i will seriously consider naming him thane ( i think i seen that name on your profile, let me know if i am wrong)! I was named by my mom, but my aunt picked the spelling of my name. My mom couldnt decide so my auntie lois stepped up and did it cause she had a plaque that she put my name on. I am happy with my name, especially the way it is spelled. There are not too many people that i've met that have the same spelling. The way my husband and i choose our babies name is.. We both reserched, Went through books, looked online, made a huge list of all the names we REALLY liked. And when we were done we compared lists, narrowed it down by crossing off any we were both apposed to, seen which ones we had in common, and then went from there. We did not have much trouble picking out girls names AT ALL, it was decided on pretty quickly. but we still hadn't decided on a boys name the entire time i was pregnant. Good thing we had a girl. I never even thought of thane till i just seen your profile. What does thane mean ?
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@kukkad (511)
• India
30 Apr 07
Thanks for adding me as your Pal...... Sweetie...... I thought I will quickly reply to your post........... lol....... Thane is a small city near Bombay, India. Its not my name.......... :) and it would be pronounced as..... Tha-ne and not...... Thane as a single word as you thought.... Thanks for your response.......:)........