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?
Neither should be the sole determinant. That's no way to start raising a child.
Put it up for adoption.
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.
Neither kill them selves instead,and let foster parents name them DUH.
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.
Neither is being particularly considerate of each other or their child-to-be. Put the names in a poll and let SoH decide.
Hahaha. I'm imagining you with a mischievous grin when you made this comment ;-)
Oh, most definitely. ;)
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.
Oh, that's creative! I like it.
I proposed this to my wife. She wasn't into it.
Both are selfish individuals. Can't see this marriage lasting very long.
Mom picks first name and dad can choose the middle name, everyone wins.
Neither really. These things should be discussed before ever having a kid.
But I care more about it and am more vocal so if it came down to it I would win over the wife
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.
How about just S?
Ahhhh haha. Or "J" like Homer Simpson ;)
Neither. They submit their names to me and I decide.
I don't think they ask the father I think the mother is the one that fills out the birthday information
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.
Have you guys discussed possible future names and you disagree on which one(s) to choose?
The discussion has come up, haha, but we're far from needing it. We don't intend to have kids for a bit longer.
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 ;)
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...
Um, Beth, you pregnant now or just discussing?! How exciting either way! (Though I'm ok with those days being behind me)
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.
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...
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.
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!
Definitely. You'd hope they would be on the same page about names long before deciding to make a baby together.
Both are equally responsible for the name. I don't think you can say one over the other.