Hello! My husband and I have begun discussing having a baby. We aren’t ready yet (we are in the process of buying a house and want to have it set up long before the arrival of a little one). Ideally, we are planning to start trying in about 18 mo. - 2 years.
My mother-in-law is VERY excited about the idea of becoming a grandma; and talks to me about it often. Around the holidays she asked what we would like to name a son if we had one. There are only two names that my husband and I agree on at this point; [name]Henry[/name] and [name]Jack[/name]. My [name]MIL[/name] didn’t like [name]Henry[/name] (she told me it sounds like an old man name) and she said that her younger son (my brother-in-law) really wants to use the name [name]Jack[/name].
My [name]BIL[/name] is only 19 years old and in college. He has never had a girlfriend. Is it fair for him to “call” a name? Mind you, this is what my [name]MIL[/name] said…
She has brought this up several times since, and I don’t know how I feel about it.
My husband and I have been together for 7 1/2 years and have been married for 2 1/2. We have not totally made up our mind that this is “the” name … but I just feel like we are being told that we are not “allowed” to use a name. What is your opinion? [name]How[/name] would you handle this topic in future conversations?