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BusinessJustin October 21st, 2014 12:41am

A married couple is having a child but they disagree on what to name it and neither is willing to give ground. Who should have the final say in what the child's name should be?

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susanr Colorado
10/22/14 3:53 pm

Neither should be the sole determinant. That's no way to start raising a child.

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TigerShark47 Missouri
10/21/14 9:08 pm

If they can't compromise on a baby name, I have no idea how they've been together long enough to get married, or how their relationship is ever going to survive.

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USNavyVet Sonar Man STG2
10/21/14 3:05 pm

Neither kill them selves instead,and let foster parents name them DUH.

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Krystina Let Freedom Reign
10/21/14 12:11 pm

Both. They need to work at finding one they both like until they do. This no compromise stuff is bs if you're making babies together.

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Maj Worth Economist
10/20/14 9:32 pm

Neither is being particularly considerate of each other or their child-to-be. Put the names in a poll and let SoH decide.

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bethanyq Ess Eff
10/21/14 10:08 am

Hahaha. I'm imagining you with a mischievous grin when you made this comment ;-)

Maj Worth Economist
10/21/14 10:33 am

Oh, most definitely. ;)

ButchBrewBaker Pennsyltuckey
10/20/14 8:34 pm

The child should pick his own name. Literally pick his own name. The parents put their name choices on pieces of paper and let the baby pick his own name from a hat.

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bethanyq Ess Eff
10/21/14 10:07 am

Oh, that's creative! I like it.

ButchBrewBaker Pennsyltuckey
10/21/14 6:41 pm

I proposed this to my wife. She wasn't into it.

GlockMan1 Alabama
10/20/14 7:57 pm

Both are selfish individuals. Can't see this marriage lasting very long.

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Redacted
10/20/14 6:24 pm

Mom picks first name and dad can choose the middle name, everyone wins.

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bluerum29 optimistic idealist
10/20/14 6:21 pm

Neither really. These things should be discussed before ever having a kid.

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
10/20/14 6:22 pm

But I care more about it and am more vocal so if it came down to it I would win over the wife

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/20/14 6:14 pm

Neither. Flip a coin, combine the names, come up with a third option, have a neutral third party choose, something. But if they can't agree, one doesn't get veto rights. It's too bad the kid isn't around to decide.

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bethanyq Ess Eff
10/21/14 10:17 am

Ahhhh haha. Or "J" like Homer Simpson ;)

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
10/20/14 6:09 pm

Neither. They submit their names to me and I decide.

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OldLady
10/20/14 5:57 pm

I don't think they ask the father I think the mother is the one that fills out the birthday information

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BusinessJustin Tamriel
10/20/14 5:48 pm

Haha, this is likely to be highly one-sided, and I understand that courts would likely decide it if it became that serious, but my wife and I were debating the topic and its potential outcome.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/20/14 6:15 pm

Have you guys discussed possible future names and you disagree on which one(s) to choose?

BusinessJustin Tamriel
10/20/14 6:21 pm

The discussion has come up, haha, but we're far from needing it. We don't intend to have kids for a bit longer.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/20/14 6:41 pm

Heh. The hubs and I have only recently started talking about such things ourselves (although I think we're a bit older. Nothing like late blooming!) Right now we're stuck on whether to have the ultrasound tech tell us if it's an innie or outie ;)

BusinessJustin Tamriel
10/21/14 2:23 am

Oh, awesome! Even if my wife doesn't want to know I think I definitely will; I'm a very curious person. I think we're definitely going to wait a few more years even though she's a lot more ready than I, but she's also applying to Ph.D programs, so...

sojourner present
10/21/14 5:35 am

Um, Beth, you pregnant now or just discussing?! How exciting either way! (Though I'm ok with those days being behind me)

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/21/14 7:26 am

Discussing, sojourner ;) I'm not QUITE done being a kid myself yet! But we are getting older so we're getting to that "we should probably make up our minds about this within a couple years" place, haha.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/21/14 7:28 am

The funny/awful thing is, one reason I know we will wait at least another year ish is my current job. They have ZERO paid maternity leave (grumble grumble). So I'll need to find a new job and be there a year first. Stupid American employment laws...

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/20/14 5:46 pm

Allocate naming rights based on the relative contribution. A few trillion to one, in favor of the mom. Or to keep it simple, it's her call.

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sojourner present
10/21/14 5:34 am

It's sexist, but I agree! After having two kids, I'd say this should be one of the perks of carrying it around for 9+ months.
But seriously, if the couple can't amicably work this out they have bigger problems!

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/21/14 7:21 am

Definitely. You'd hope they would be on the same page about names long before deciding to make a baby together.

Kay41 the Midwest
10/20/14 5:46 pm

Both are equally responsible for the name. I don't think you can say one over the other.

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