I’m due in [name]December[/name] and am having such a hard time with names. I’ve fallen in and out of love with so many different names. It wouldn’t be so hard, except that my boyfriend doesn’t like any of the names that I choose.
We’re mostly looking for two syllable first names, since our last name is 5 syllables- Marinaccio.
I love [name]Alice[/name], and have come up with so many middle names for it. I like [name]Alice[/name] [name]Ophelia[/name] and [name]Alice[/name] [name]Allegra[/name].
My boyfriend says “no child of mine will be named [name]Alice[/name]!”. AARgh. I asked hime why he hates [name]Alice[/name] so much, and he says that it makes him think of the TV show The Honeymooners, and some show called [name]Alice[/name] that I’ve never heard of. I told him that when people think of [name]Alice[/name], they’re more likely to think of [name]Alice[/name] in Wonderland. He thinks it’s an old lady name, and doesn’t get the fact that it’s come back.
I also love:
[name]Ruby[/name]- boyfriend thinks it’s a dog’s name, since his sister’s dog is [name]Ruby[/name].
[name]Scarlett[/name]- boyfriend says “that’s a b*tch name”. Huh?
[name]Dahlia[/name]- boyfriend says he can’t get the [name]Black[/name] [name]Dahlia[/name] murder out of his head.
[name]Nora[/name]- boyfriend says it sounds like snoring.
The bottom line is that he doesn’t like ANY NAMES that I like. [name]Every[/name] time I suggest a name, he says no, but he won’t suggest any names for himself. I asked him to print out a copy of the social security top 1000 list and circle names that are acceptable to him. He looked at the list and said “there are really no good names on this list”. I just don’t know what to do to get him to cooperate more. Whenever I read about names, he rolls his eyes and asks why I’m obsessing so much. The issue is that the less he cooperates, the more obsessed I become, trying to find a name he’ll agree on.
The only name he really likes is [name]Willow[/name]. What do you think of [name]Willow[/name] [name]Scout[/name] Marinaccio? He can tolerate [name]Athena[/name]. What do you think of [name]Athena[/name] ______ Marinaccio? Which do you prefer- [name]Willow[/name] or [name]Athena[/name]?
I’m seriously considering just ignoring him and naming the baby myself, regardless of how he feels.
Any suggestions on names that would fit the last name Marinaccio would be wonderful.