My husband and I agreed to name our daughter after his great grandmother, but my midwife said it was terrible, and I’m afraid she’s right.
Choosing a name for your child is an important decision because you want to give them the greatest possible start in life.
Some people choose a celebrity’s name or a name from their favorite TV show, while others stick to the tried-and-true names we all know and love.
Many people use the occasion to honor a relative, such as one woman who consented to name her child after her husband’s great-grandmother.
The only problem was that she had a sneaking suspicion it was a bad name.
The woman recounted the difficult scenario on Mumsnet.
She stated, ” “Our baby will be registered next week. We’ve given her the name Olive as a first name.
GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED AT FABULOUS BINGO”And my spouse wants the middle name Doris after his great grandmother.”
So far, everything has gone smoothly, but she requested assistance after a tense conversation with her midwife.
The soon-to-be mother stated: “What are people’s thoughts on this? The midwives suggested it seemed too old-fashioned, which made me reconsider our choice.
“Do you have any other ideas for a second middle name or an option that honors his grandmother?”
Mumsnet members were ready to respond with advise and support.
Some chastised the midwife for voicing her disapproval so openly.
One person stated: “The midwives were quite impolite. If you and your husband want to use a middle name that means anything to you, I say go for it.” Another person stated: “It’s strange that the midwives remark that… Doris may appear to be an old name, yet it is merely her middle name. Olive is one of my favorite names, and it doesn’t sound ancient to me!” The midwives were quite impolite. If you and your husband want to use a middle name that means anything to you, I say go for it.
Others, on the other hand, agreed that it was too late for a newborn.
According to one person: “Doris is a woman who is obnoxious and finicky. It’s not my cup of tea, but it’s a middle name that I’ll never say out. Even my own children’s middle names irritate me!” Another concurred: “Sorry, but I have to concur with the midwives. Both names are very simple and outdated. Olive isn’t my favorite flavor, but if you like it, go ahead and use it. Olive and Doris, on the other hand, don’t seem to get along.” These are the traditional baby names that are making a comeback, and Peaky Blinders appears to be one of the reasons why.
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