did you choose the right name for your baby?

United States
February 14, 2007 10:25pm CST
Do you like your baby's name now, or do you now wish you would have picked something different? I love my sons name. I feel it really fits him. I think we made a good choice. What do you think?
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21 responses
• United States
15 Feb 07
I did okay naming my children but...I really had not planned on naming my oldest son after his Dad. I hated the name and still do. I refused to even consider his my husbands middle name. And even though my son shares the first name of his Dad, I have never called him by that name. I have always used his middle name. It's crazy when people call him by his legal name, it makes me laugh it just seems so weird. My husband Carlos Alfredo My son Carlos Anthony aka ANTHONY
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
15 Feb 07
I love my kids names and if I went back I would still chose the same names. But the important question is: do they like it? I always thought that my kids would like their names. And they did up to a few months back. Well my son still had no problems with his name. But my daughter told me during the summer that she doesn't like her name. Now she likes is again just doesn't like the way I spelled it. It hurt me a bit because when I chose that name I though it would be one that she would like. But hey... we don't go around with a crystal ball..
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@mememama (3077)
• United States
15 Feb 07
My hubby is of hispanic descent, I am white. We named our son a really hispanic name and low and behold, the kid has blonde hair, pastey skin, and blue eyes lol. So when people hear me call his name, they are shocked when they see me hold him. I've even been questioned if my husband is the father by a complete stranger at the doctors office when she looked at our papers! Genetics can be goofy, I love his name, it's very unique, but I think he might be picked on when he goes to school-but what kid doesn't go through that?
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• Philippines
15 Feb 07
My baby has two names. The other name was my favorite name and at the same time it is a Christian name. The second name is a combination of the name of my husband and my name. Of course, we like the name we give to our son.
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@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
15 Feb 07
HOw would you know? It's too late to change once the kid is old enough to really start showing personality and character. Picking a name isn't easy, but it's sort of awkward to change it, don't you think?
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@shannon76 (1234)
• United States
15 Feb 07
Yes and no. WE had two boys names picked out for him before he was born and I LOVE the name we picked out for him but I think that the other name we picked would have suited him better? Weird huh?? But no regrets, we love our Malachi!
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• United States
15 Feb 07
That is great. Do you have any nicknames for him?
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@shannon76 (1234)
• United States
17 Feb 07
We don't. And we cant think of anything either! Someone has suggested Mal (no way!) and Ki (again, no way!). I either call him Buddy or pumkin which I don't think either of them will stick!
@rndistgg (109)
• United States
18 Feb 07
awe but I love the name Kai! That would have been a cute nickname. What was the other name you were thinking about?
@rndistgg (109)
• United States
18 Feb 07
My baby's name is Asa and I don't think I could have picked a better name for her. She looks like an Asa and it just fits her. I was really afraid I would get sick of it since I've never been able to hold on to a name that I like...I would always get sick of them after a few months and then years later I think about when I liked those names and think WHY?! they were so terrible! But I liked this name since before she was born and I still love it.
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• United States
19 Feb 07
That is great. How do you pronounce it? It is like Ay - sah ?
• United States
24 Feb 07
Yeah. When I was pregnant with my son, I spent a lot of time in baby name discussion forums. It helped me pick out a great name for our son and he also doesn't get mad fun of his name at school which is a great thing! When we were registering for his birth certificate, the birth registrar said my son's name sounds like a movie star :-)
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• Philippines
18 Feb 07
louie angelo is perfect for my son, i never thought of any name than this. louie- means a variant of louise,a valiant warrior angelo- means angel louie angelo- valiant warrior angel... i love it... this name was give by his two grandparent, mary ann and charissa, maryann likes the name louie and charissa likes angelo. and i combined them.
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15 Feb 07
My girls really suit their names which is good. However I wish that I hadn't chosen names that were so popular as I don't want them being around lots of children being called the same thing. I also wish that I had put their middle names on their birth certificates, but they know them now so I guess it doesn't really matter.
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@msqtech (15226)
• United States
15 Feb 07
My children were both named perfectly and have grown to be wonderful parents
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@crystal8577 (1470)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I am sure with our older 2. I loves the babies name until she was named. Now I second guess her first name. I end up using a nickname more than her real name & that bothers me a bit.
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@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
27 Feb 07
We picked our baby's name very early during the pregnancy. By the time we went to the first doctor's appointment, we knew we were having an Elliott Michael or an Abby Mae. By the time I was 4 months pregnant, the baby was commonly referred to as "Abbott." My brother was convinced that we should name the baby that if it was a boy. :) Anyway, the week before he was born, I kept having this dream that we named him Evan Douglas instead. My husband didn't really like the name, but that is still what I kept dreaming. I finally decided that if we had a baby with blonde hair, it would be Evan. If the baby was bald or brunette, we would have an Elliott. My baby came out with a head full of almost black hair. He's an Elliott. I think the name fits him really well. I think I would have had a harder time calling a blonde baby Elliott just because every Elliott I've ever seen or heard of has had dark hair. I think Elliott fits my little dark haired baby well though.
• United States
23 Mar 07
I like the names i picked out for my 2 boys. My oldests name wasnt decided on until I was in labor. As soon as i saw him, he fit the name and still does. My oldest is Brennen. My babys name seems to be very common now, but I still like it. His name is Kaeden. He was named after my mom, Kaye Danette. I never heard the name until I had him and I like the reason I picked it.
• United States
15 Feb 07
I know we chose the right names for our kids as I couldn't imagine calling them something different. I don't like the name we have picked out for the new baby and hoping that once its born I can convince my husband of them same. BTW what did you name your child? My daughters name is Brianna and my son is Brayden The new name we have picked out is Bryce and I like it. It's an ok name but its not really for me. Unless its a girl then I have picked out Brooklyn which I totally love it Bryce that I want to change!
• United States
15 Feb 07
Those are nice names. We named out son Evan.
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• India
24 Feb 07
I m not married yet friend.
• India
24 Feb 07
I m not married yet friend.
@siddhinfo (1501)
• India
24 Feb 07
I had planned and selected the names of my children before their birth itself. If it is boy some name and if it is girl XYZ name. My both children (Girl and Boy) starting with my first inintail itself and they are happy to get such names.
@20031969 (934)
• India
24 Feb 07
i am very happy with baby girl's name which is given by my father as well as my father in law. my baby girl name is Aastha (i.e. believe / confidence) or more.
@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
20 Feb 07
I like their names. the only thing is her name is Janet, just plain and I wanted the long name which is Jeannette. I didn't know at the time how to spell it. Other than that, I am happy with their names.
• United States
17 Feb 07
I think I made a good choice when I named my kids. They all suit their names and I like hearing myself calling out their names. I'm happy, I hope they are too.