My Mom Friends have warned to not share name contenders for the baby with friends, family, or strangers, because the full-on judgment is not something fun to deal with. They advised, keep any baby names a secret. I thought, maybe they were overreacting, who cares what other people think? But now that I’m in that arena, I have found that keeping your mouth shut is excellent advice!
As one parent said, people express an opinion even when they don’t mean too — it ranges from blank expression to vehement monologues on why the name they just heard is stupid, and my reaction has been complete defensive.
Not that we have a final name, but I don’t even want to list contenders, in order to preserve all my friendships and superficial relationships. Yay!
(The baby’s name is Sasquatch. Deal with it.)
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DUDE! You totally stole my name!!
Ugh, my brother and his babymama started with this premise, then told me their names, then mocked me for trying to be nice about it. Now I don’t know which ones they were serious about, and which ones they were just trying to get a reaction with. I seriously can’t tell.
Are people’s reactions any better once you have the baby? I’d assume so, but why?
Tino would be good. I’m just saying.
i don’t think you can win with name reaction, even if you’re dealing with someone irrational like me. like i’ve heard uber-negative and positive, and i got mental at both, so i learned, shutting my mouth was the best case. congrats to your bro! i think once the baby’s out, people are more ikely to suppress their reactions b/c there’s an actual kid involved.
tino. nice. reminds me of dinosaurs and jersey shore.
We ended up really liking our joke name. If there is ever a number two she may be named after members of the Go-Go’s. (Seriously, it’s a cute name. People liked it. )
what was your joke name