New parent debate: Choosing baby names

For those who have missed previous iterations, our new weekly feature – New Parent Conversations – reveals the silliest exchanges that all new parents have with each other during their first pregnancy.

This week, we’ll be looking at the hot topic of naming your baby and how difficult it is to come up with a shortlist of decent baby names that both Mum and Dad agree with! Because nothing makes you realise how many people you dislike than when you’re naming a baby…

As always, it turns out that great minds don’t necessarily think alike…


Did you go through the same thing? What were the weirdest/most unusual names that you or your other half rejected when naming your baby? As always, please do share your stories with the Group via the comments section below!

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  1. 26th February 2016 / 6:25 am

    We never sat down and discussed names, so when baby arrived a month early (that month we’d been planning to use to pick names and prepare the nursery!) we went with a family name that we’d intended to use as his middle name. Then spent 4 months post-birth coming up with a middle name (which I chose unilaterally after not being able to pin my husband down, haha!)

    • 26th February 2016 / 8:06 am

      Haha…we’ve already got enough names for about five kids! Needless to say, all those mentioned in my cartoon have been firmly vetoed by me!

  2. 25th February 2016 / 6:51 pm

    I know what you mean about choosing a name being a bit of a challenge. I’d have been happy to decided on a name for our son before he was born, but my wife wanted to wait until he arrived. Still, we managed to agree on a name the day after he was born.

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