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How do you decide on a name for your baby? Hubby and I both have a name each we like for our soon to arrive son and can’t agree on what to call him. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to come to a solution that we are both happy with?

Emailed by Katrina 20.12.2012


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  • Hopefully you’ll find a name you can both agree on. Good luck.


  • We had 3 names we liked best and decided on the day bub was born. Just follow your gut to the name you will love


  • look up the meaning of the name and see if you can use the other as a middle name. Other than that lots of arguments


  • Mix the all the names together. We didn’t struggle much with names


  • My husband and I went through dozens of names before we came across a name we both agreed on.


  • We just found a name we both agreed on, i liked Rylan but my partner didn’t so we went with Riley instead


  • My partner and I had a massive list of names before our daughter was born. We managed to cull the list down significantly before we headed in to have her but she was nameless for about 3 or 4 days.

    I wasn’t set on any particular name but my partner did have a preference for one particular name that while I liked, I didn’t love. Because we’re both quite easy going it wasn’t an issue. We played around with the remaining names on our list and sounded them out loud and picked the one that we thought sounded best, that we liked best and that we thought ‘suited’ our little girl.

    Good luck!


  • I thought I was having a boy, and my hubby and I just couldn’t agree on a name. But my hubby had a name picked out for if it was a girl and I said ok, because I thought we were having a boy anyway. Turns out, we had a girl and the name was already picked, so it worked out good!!


  • Both write a list of names you like see if one or more match.


  • You can use both of name for first name and another one for nick name.


  • What name did you go with?.


  • Use them as the baby’s first & middle names :)


  • I hope you ended up finding the perfect name


  • That is a tricky one – what did you end up doing?


  • I found for my daughter name was a movie that I liked “National Treasure” “The secret lies with Charlotte” – Ship that was buried and so my second daughter was called Charlotte


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