How Would YOU Compromise?

1st poster posts a criteria for one spouse. 2nd poster answers with what they would name their child if this criteria were held by their spouse; how they would compromise to find a name they liked.


1st Poster: You’re having a daughter. Spouse likes names like [name_u]Lindsay[/name_u], [name_f]Brittany[/name_f], [name_f]Bethany[/name_f], basically whatever was popular in 1980.

2nd Poster: I would name our daughter [name_f]Samantha[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f]. [name_f]Samantha[/name_f] was made famous by Bewitched in the 60s and so it has the timeless, quirky quality I like in baby names.

You’re having a boy. Spouse wants to name him after a [name_u]Golden[/name_u] Age Movie [name_f]Star[/name_f], male or female.

[name_m]Humphrey[/name_m] [name_u]Bellamy[/name_u]. I love the rumpled, teddybear quality to [name_m]Humphrey[/name_m], and [name_u]Bellamy[/name_u] is a family name that I would love to continue using ([name_m]Humphrey[/name_m] [name_m]Bogart[/name_m] and [name_m]Ralph[/name_m] [name_u]Bellamy[/name_u]).

You’re having a girl, and your spouse wants to name them after their mother, [name_f]Mary[/name_f]-[name_f]Anne[/name_f].

Ooh, yay! I adore [name_f]Mary[/name_f] and [name_f]Anne[/name_f] combo-names, so this wouldn’t be too hard. I would probably have to go with [name_f]Anne[/name_f]-[name_f]Persephone[/name_f] or [name_f]Mary[/name_f]-[name_f]Olive[/name_f] nn [name_f]Molly[/name_f].

You don’t know the gender, but your spouse likes names that have a strong “u” sound in them.

I would suggest to him that we can use his preference for the name as long as the middle can be a family name.

The choices would be [name_u]Juniper[/name_u] [name_f]Mary[/name_f] for a girl or [name_m]Julian[/name_m] [name_m]Charles[/name_m] for a boy.

You are having twins and your spouse loves unisex names with nicknames that end in “y” or “ie”.

[name_u]Harley[/name_u] [name_u]James[/name_u] & [name_u]Alexis[/name_u] [name_u]Rae[/name_u] ([name_u]Lexi[/name_u])

You are having b/g twins and your spouse wants a unisex first name for the boy and nature first name for the girl, then a nature middle name for the boy and a unisex middle name for the girl.

[name_u]Ashley[/name_u] [name_u]Brook[/name_u] & [name_u]Wren[/name_u] [name_u]Everly[/name_u]

You are having a little boy. Your spouse is really engrossed in Hockey and wants a famous hockey players last name as your sons first. Your spouse is allowing you to choose your favourite boys name as your sons middle.

[name_m]Crosby[/name_m] [name_u]Morgan[/name_u]

You are having a little girl. Your spouse wants to honor his mother [name_u]Kimberly[/name_u] with the first name and have a musical reference in the middle name.

[name_f]Kimber[/name_f] [name_f]Melody[/name_f]

You are having twin girls! Your partner will not budge on boy names for girls, but you have free reign on the middles. Would be nice to honor your sister, [name_f]Maggie[/name_f] [name_f]Elisabeth[/name_f].

[name_u]Marley[/name_u] [name_f]Elise[/name_f]
[name_u]Micah[/name_u] [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f]

You partner is a geek at heart and wants to name your boy/girl twins after star wars characters. For the middles, you’d like to honor you mother, [name_f]Alice[/name_f], somehow.

[name_m]Harrison[/name_m] [name_m]Aston[/name_m] (also means noble) & Padmé [name_u]Allison[/name_u] (variation of alice)

Your spouse is fairly traditional and doesn’t like overly trendy names, but you want something that isn’t too common or overused. You are having a boy and a girl and would love to have a literary connection in either the first or middle names. Grandmothers [name_f]Anne[/name_f] and [name_f]Jane[/name_f] should be honoured in some way.

[name_f]Annika[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f] & [name_u]Oliver[/name_u] [name_u]William[/name_u].

You and your partner have no interest in using family names, and would prefer that neither the first nor the middle be commonly used at all. You’re having one girl, would like the initials to be B.R., and like “smoosh” names with popular sounds being put together in new ways.

[name_f]Bellatrix[/name_f] [name_f]Raquel[/name_f]

You’re expecting a little girl. You and your spouse agree that you want a name that is uncommon. For the first name, Your spouse wants a longer name that can be shortened down with a nickname. You want to pick a name from Greek mythology to represent your culture and love for mythology. For the middle name you want to honour your mom [name_f]Tamie[/name_f] [name_u]Rae[/name_u] but your spouse wants to honour their brother [name_u]Niko[/name_u] [name_m]Dimitri[/name_m].

What a nightmare! [name_u]Artemis[/name_u] (short name Ari), [name_u]Artemis[/name_u] [name_f]Tamarind[/name_f] [name_u]Nicola[/name_u].

You are expecting twins, one male and one female.

Your spouse is insisting on [name_f]Jenna[/name_f] and [name_m]Drake[/name_m] and you cannot stand those names.

You favor names like [name_f]Araminta[/name_f] and [name_m]Paul[/name_m] or [name_f]Forsythia[/name_f] and [name_u]Douglas[/name_u] and have a list a mile long of names you love.

You consider him unfair for insisting on [name_f]Jenna[/name_f] and [name_m]Drake[/name_m] only.

[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] [name_u]Hyacinth[/name_u] “Genna” & [name_m]Dagwood[/name_m] [name_m]Paul[/name_m]


[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] has a similar style as “you” & sounds like [name_f]Jenna[/name_f]
[name_m]Dagwood[/name_m] is a D nature name like [name_m]Drake[/name_m] and [name_u]Douglas[/name_u], and fits more with “your” style than [name_m]Drake[/name_m]

You are expecting a summer baby, and team green so you need to prepare a girl and boy name.
Names that match your style are [name_u]Louise[/name_u], [name_f]Agnes[/name_f], [name_m]Matthew[/name_m], and [name_m]Isaac[/name_m], names that match your spouse’s are [name_u]Teagan[/name_u], [name_f]Ava[/name_f], [name_m]Reuben[/name_m], and [name_m]Vance[/name_m].
Your spouse wants the baby to have a summer inspired/themed middle, but you don’t want it to be too “out there” (i.e. should be subtle).

[name_f]Lydia[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] or [name_u]Vaughn[/name_u] [name_u]August[/name_u]

You’re expecting a boy. You both like names that peaked in the 90s because they feel more like “man” names than “little boy” now. You want a one-syllable first name, and even though you have one of the most common surnames in the United States, you’re not looking for anything “unique”. [name_m]Just[/name_m] something that sounds like the cool guy in your high school. For a middle, you both want a Biblical name. Your partner likes [name_m]Isaac[/name_m] and you like [name_m]Adam[/name_m].