So I am 37+4 with our first child, a little girl we’re going to call [name_f]Juno[/name_f] (middle name [name_f]Astrid[/name_f] for reasons).
I’ve had [name_f]Juno[/name_f] on my Nameberry list for as long as I can remember when we found out I was expecting I was all ready to fight for it with fiancé but as soon as I said it he loved it as well, no discussion needed, [name_f]Juno[/name_f] was chosen. He even found an old sketchbook I haven’t touched in years that had ‘[name_f]Juno[/name_f]’ written all in it.
[name_f]My[/name_f] original plan was to keep it a secret and announce on birth but we’ve gradually told people, including parents and if they don’t like it, they haven’t said so and they’ve been very supportive of it.
So I thought I’d best tell my nan, I knew she’d hate it because she was going on about how if I was a boy, my mum was going to call me [name_u]Rory[/name_u] and how horrible that is (what’s wrong with [name_u]Rory[/name_u]?! ). So I told her and she was like omg, you’re joking, bla bla, change of topic.
This morning she calls me to give me a big lecture about how she’s been up all night and how could I be so cruel to give her a name like [name_f]Juno[/name_f], when she goes to school she’s gonna get ‘D’you know this, D’you know that’. Here are some quotes ‘where are you getting these names!? [name_f]Star[/name_f] Wars?! Why don’t you go the whole hog and call her [name_f]Princess[/name_f] bloody [name_f]Leia[/name_f]’ ‘if she’s born in [name_u]June[/name_u], why [name_u]June[/name_u] or [name_f]Maya[/name_f] or [name_f]Eve[/name_f].’
I am really close with my nan and as much as I knew she wouldn’t like it, it has really upset me and got me almost ashamed. [name_m]Even[/name_m] though I really don’t think it’s going to be a big deal. If anything she’ll get a ribbing off her two grandads and the joke will die on it’s a*se. I’ve just told it to the work girls at my Zoom baby shower and they liked it. I just need some reassurance I’m not being “cruel”.
[name_f]Edit[/name_f]: Thank you all for your lovely comments. You’ve really made me feel better and reminded me that it’s me who loves [name_f]Juno[/name_f] [name_f]Astrid[/name_f]. Going to keep coming back and re reading them - which I’m sure I’ll need to do if she carries on. [name_m]Will[/name_m] be sure to announce when she’s born!