Did you have this debate in your house? One momstown mama thinks she should get veto rights, her husband totally disagrees. Do you feel like you did a ton of compromising when it came to naming your baby?
When we asked about whether moms should get veto power to a group of mamas, this is what they said:
"My husband was totally 'Mr Stubborn' who "knows someone with that name" that he has some issue with. Mean while the names he brings up (with the exception of Hammish) I have openly considered. But baby #3 – I feel like I deserve the veto right. The kid lives inside me for 9 almost 10 months and then it's cut out of me — isn't that worthy of some veto power?"
"Totally agree! I had to veto my fair share of names as he did. I must say though in the end I got exactly what I wanted 🙂 We go through the pregnancy, childbirth, on and on – in my opinion there is no question!"
"I have to say that unless both of us like the name, we can't use it. So I guess that means we both have veto power. My husband would never agree to a name he didn't like. That's why my son is named Jack…it's the ONLY boys name we could agree on. Whenever #3 comes along (if…) I pray it's a girl because we'd never be able to settle on another boy name! "
"We both had to agree on the names, if I had veto, I would have two totally different named children sleeping upstairs right now :)"
Apparently boys names were much harder for couples to agree upon! I've also heard of agreements where the mom gets to name any daughters and the dad gets to name any sons (or vice versa). Read the smart strategy suggested by one mom:
"I'm telling you – wait till the baby is born – he will be so wrapped up he wont even care. Worked for me ;)"
How did your kids get their names and what made you finally agree as parents on a name?