I Let My Husband Choose a Baby Name, But I Hate His Choice

It’s My Husband’s Turn to Choose a Baby Name, But I Hate the Name He Chose

A mom writes in asking for advice. She and her husband take turns choosing names for their babies, and it just so happens to be the husband’s turn to pick the first name for the couple’s third child. The only problem? This mom hates his baby name choice and refuses to use it. What should she do?

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Help This Mom Find the Right ‘K’ Name for Her Baby

A member of the community asks:

“Sooooo here’s the deal guys. My husband and I have this thing where, when it comes to naming our babies, we take turns. For our first, he picked the first name I picked the middle. For our second, I picked the first and he picked the middle.

We’re expecting baby #3 soon, and it’s his turn to pick the first name… Let’s just say when he mentioned the name, my first reaction was “hahaha there’s no way that’s gonna he his name.” But he was being serious. So now he has it in his head that we’re naming our baby that name.

I feel bad for mentioning other names because it is his turn to name the baby, but at the same time, I’m like no way, I’m not giving in and allowing him to name our baby that. What should I do? I want to avoid all conflict!

(Let’s just say the meaning of this name symbolizes a large sea creature or monster.”)

– Mamas Uncut Community Member

Community Advice for This Mom Who Hates Her Husband’s Baby Name Choice

To see what advice the Mamas Uncut Facebook community has for this mom in need, read the comments of the post embedded below.

Advice Summary


Most commenters recommend having a mature conversation with your husband about the name. Yes, you have a deal, and yes, it’s “his turn.” But at the end of the day, this child belongs to both of you. Ultimately, you should both be on the same page about something important like a name. After all, he can still choose the name; maybe just not that name in particular.

A few commenters also bring up a good point: You traded off naming duties for your first two babies, and it makes sense to choose a name together for your third. That way, everything remains super-fair.

We wish you luck with Baby No. 3!

Do you have any advice for this mom? Leave a comment to help another mom out!

Over on the Mamas Uncut Facebook page, our robust community of moms is always having a conversation about topics that matter. We like to highlight those conversations from time to time. Important mom questions. Thoughtful mom answers.

Do you have a question you’d like answered? Submit it to the Mamas Uncut Facebook page, and we may feature it along with some of the best answers on this site! You can remain completely anonymous while still getting the information and support you need from other moms who know what it’s like.

About Mamas Uncut

Mamas Uncut is the place for moms online. We cover the latest news around motherhood and parenting, plus entertainment news as well – all with a mom-focused twist. Looking for parenting advice? We have plenty of it, all for moms, from moms. Our mission is focused solely on empowering moms and moms-to-be with the knowledge and answers they’re looking for. We don’t stop there though, we have expert advice on a range of topics, and all of our categories get updated multiple times a day, so if there’s one website for moms you need to bookmark, it’s Mamas Uncut. We cover it all, from the latest and trendiest baby names, in the US and all over the world, to advice for moms in the workplace, or mom to mom advice on balancing it all. Looking for an answer to a specific question you’ve have? Head over to our new answers section, where you can ask questions on a nearly endless amount of topics, and you’ll get answers fast – really fast. Mamas Uncut is more than just the place for moms, it’s the community of moms – all here to help, make friends, and more. Not sure where to start? Take a look at one of our key topic areas like Pregnancy or Relationships – if you’re looking for advice on a specific topic, there’s a pretty good chance that we’ve already written on it (a few times), or that it’s within our answers section. If you don’t have time to read the site every day, we also have a newsletter that you can control how often you want to receive – that way we send all of the must-see content for moms directly to your inbox – it’s that easy. So go ahead and take a look around, ask a question, or just keep reading, we’re glad you’re here.

Baby Name Generator

No baby name sounding good? Want a quick way to generate unique baby name ideas? Try our baby name generator below!

Set your terms (sex of the baby, number of letters, popularity, etc.) and then get a list of names that meet your criteria. Maybe the perfect name is just waiting to be generated for you.

Start Baby Name Generator

Leave a Comment