Some couples name their kids family names, and other couples create a shortlist and decide together on the final name. Some parents take turns in naming their kids. One parent names one, and the other parent names the next, but what happens if they hate the baby names the other has chosen?
One dad has shared on reddit that he has found himself in a sticky baby naming situation, “Our agreement was that I got to name the first baby, and she got to name the second baby.”
Naming the first baby was an easy decision, “She didn’t have any strong opinions or preferences with regards to naming our son so I went with what I thought was a strong, somewhat unique name but that could just as easily suit a musician as a lawyer or doctor. I picked the name Calvin Heath, the middle name after my brother who unfortunately passed away and my wife was fine with it.”
Now his wife is expecting their second baby and he’s not keen on the name she’s picked, “My wife told me she wants to name our daughter Ever Winter Rain, where Ever is the first name and Winter Rain is the middle name.”
“I don’t think this is a good name”
The 36-year-old father is not a fan, “I don’t think this is a good name and that it isn’t fair to our daughter because Ever is a word and I don’t think it passes the supreme court justice test — it doesn’t sound professional, it’s confusing because it’s a word and I don’t think it would suit her into adulthood.”
While Ever is a unique name, it isn’t one that hasn’t been used before. The name Ever is from English origin, with actress Milla Jovovich naming her daughter Ever in recent years.
A deal is a deal, and this dad is trying to wrangle his way out of this sticky situation, “I suggested Winter as the first name with a more normal middle name like Emma so she has options but my wife refused. But our agreement was that she got to pick the name.” He’s suggested that he’s going to refuse to sign the birth certificate so that she can’t be named Ever.
What do you think? Should he accept that his wife wants to call his new daughter Ever Winter Rain?