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Should the wife or husband name the child?
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Posted 3/29/13
I would have to say both because it is equally "both" yours as well as your spouse's child
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Why are only the wife or husband considered in the OP? What about the rest of the family, on either side, if you're going to ask such a question that is based upon entitlement designation?

At first, my husband suggested naming our daughter Angela after his mother, but every female on his mother's side is named Angela (we ID them all by temperament: "Toxic" Angela, "Chatty" Angela... ) and I wanted her name to be more unique in the family. My husband and I both researched names until we found some we could agree upon, and then chose our favorite from those. We unanimously liked Penelope best.

v That is the most awkward suggestion, yet.
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I think both parents need to use the 9 (or whatever time left from the point they discover they are going to share a child) to think of a name they both like, that sounds mature and would fit the kind of lifestyle they would want their child to have. If one of the parents decide they want nothing to do with the child, they should give up all naming rights. If they both want to abandon it, they should give them a basic "John/Mary" name. If in the scenario the mother isn't sure who the father is, the mother should name the child a basic/classic name and cogitate and lament about the actions that have cause her situation. I would personally prefer that such children are kept away from irresponsible parents like such.
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Arkthethird wrote:

I didnt see any sexy questions


Should the male or the female parent choose the names of their children?
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hmm... I suppose both. Anyway if it's hard to make an agreement, they should give two names - each parent gives one.
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Depends on your religion.

But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
1 Timothy 2:12

The Koran has a similar one, as you'd guess.

In short, if you're Muslim or Christian, the man names the child.
If you're, basically, anything else, you discuss it civilized-like.
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Posted 3/29/13
Both, but favor the women if the family follows the tradition of the child taking the father's last name.
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BearSol wrote:

Depends on your religion.

But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
1 Timothy 2:12

The Koran has a similar one, as you'd guess.

In short, if you're Muslim or Christian, the man names the child.
If you're, basically, anything else, you discuss it civilized-like.


Not necessarily...my friend is Muslim and her mom named her.. that might apply to a christian but not for sure to a muslim.
Posted 3/29/13

Luchsen wrote:


Arkthethird wrote:

I didnt see any sexy questions


Should the male or the female parent choose the names of their children?


Seems hot when you put it that way
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It's not one persons choice its both. When married or having a kid the decisions that follow are to be made as whole unit not separately.
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Posted 3/29/13

HikariHaru wrote:


BearSol wrote:

Depends on your religion.

But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
1 Timothy 2:12

The Koran has a similar one, as you'd guess.

In short, if you're Muslim or Christian, the man names the child.
If you're, basically, anything else, you discuss it civilized-like.


Not necessarily...my friend is Muslim and her mom named her.. that might apply to a christian but not for sure to a muslim.

That doesn't apply for all Christians either. My family is one and my mom got to name me.

In my opinion, both parents should be able to decide on the name. Other family members can offer opinions on what they think, but in the end, it's up to the parents to choose what they think would work best. And if they have differing opinions, just choose the one that's better sounding or has a better meaning.
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Should be a mutual decision between the parents, whoever they are. Remember, the parents could be adopting a child (they could be gay or can't have one on their own) when the biological parents can't care for the baby or they could be using a surrogate mother to carry their child. In cases like that the woman carrying the baby should not have much of a say in what the name will be.

But the one thing that needs to be enforced by law is that celebrities should not be allowed to name their children.
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I think both should agree on one.
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There's no Christian rule, or even tradition that I'm aware of, that governs naming of children. As for my opinion, while it's perhaps an over-generalization, I'll say it anyway as food for thought: if the individuals in a couple are so concerned about who has "earned" the "right" over the other partner to the name the child, then there are deeper issues at hand that threaten the marriage. If you're single, and think that either the man or the woman has some inherent right to name the child unilaterally for whatever reason, then I'll wonder (in private-- what you do is your own business) whether you're really ready for marriage and married life. Like so many other things in a marriage, both partners should come together to decide on the name for their child.

In my case, my wife had a strong preference for a particular name-- she had in fact already thought about what she would name her first kid even before we were married, and had a boy name and a girl name already picked! She asked me if I thought it was ok, and I agreed. I had no strong preference myself, and was mainly concerned only that the name wouldn't get our kid picked on or beat up later on in school! (viz. heyitsthatguy's statement about celebrities naming their kids...) I selected a Chinese name for our kid (with a bit of help from my parents) as I wanted him to have one, passed it by my wife, who agreed, and that was it. The Chinese name serves as his middle name (as mine does for me).
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They should fight it out by playing secret spy laser twister
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