I was lucky. My husband and I agreed on the names we would call our baby. We didn’t know the gender of our baby so we had to come up with two names and it wasn’t an issue at all. But I know this isn’t the case for a lot of couples. I’ve heard horror stories of couples who fight over names and are in such disagreement that when they reach the hospital to deliver they still don’t have a name they can both agree on. So believe me, I know how lucky I am that we agreed so easily.
So what do you do if you cannot agree?
1. Go through baby name books separately
You should each go through baby name books separately and make a list of the names that you like. Then you compare your lists and hopefully you’ll have some of the same names. From there, you can make a decision.
2. Make his favorite name the baby’s middle name
If your spouse has a name that he absolutely loves and, well, you absolutely don’t, maybe you can convince him to make it the baby’s middle name. Then maybe he’ll let you decide the first name.
3. Take turns
You decide on this name and your husband decides on the next or vice versa.
4. Create a poll on Facebook
Take his names and your top names and let your Facebook friends make the final decision.
5. Don’t fight about it
I haven’t heard of a nameless baby yet. You’ll eventually come up with a name you agree upon. In the meantime, don’t fight over it.
Did you and your spouse agree on your baby’s name?