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I'm freaking FI out just a bit

I think he's now terrified that I'm planning on TTC now, like right now, because in the last 24 hours I've mentioned a friend and showed him her baby, told him about our discussion on prenatal vitamins, and also told him about how my cousin has offered me her old baby stuff (she was either going to save it away in her attic for me or donate it). Poor guy, lol. I have promised him that I do not have baby on the brain, but I don't think he believes me, lol. I didn't even bring up any of those topics!

I think actually we were talking about baby names last night too, lol. I'm so not ready for a baby; I don't know how I got into all the baby talk.

I did go out and get the prenatal vitamins though. I want my hair to grow and be all nice and pretty like CCO's, lol.
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    That's funny. 

    I do think it's weird that your cousin would offer to save her baby stuff for you.  Did you accept?

    FI doesn't get as freaked out talking about having kids as he used to.  I think he's becoming more comfortable with the idea.  :)
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    BF and I named our future children a couple of weeks ago, no joke. Jason for a boy and Stephanie for a girl (middle names TBD). It was a 5 minute conversation, and I'm very pleased with the outcome. We're just hoping his brother doesn't name his baby one of those names - it's not like we can call the names as ours for the taking or something.

    FML. I'm KUI and this post took like 5 minutes to write. I'm sorry your FI is freaked out - but you're right, I've heard prenatal vitamins are a good thing overall.
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    Haha I just tell BF the vitamins are for my anemia. BF and I started talking babies last night and he wants to TTC in about 3-5 years, I'm feeling more 2-3 years. lol I'm just not going there until we are engaged. I'm thinking 3 years might be our compromise lol
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    It's actually kind of common in our family. My mom has saved stuff (clothes, toys, etc.) from when we were little for whenever we have kids some day and my cousin knows we'll be trying in 2 - 3 years. Her sister has passed stuff down to her too.

    I told her she could store them for me if she wants. They're free and it's stuff that she hasnt used much and if I don't want them, I can always donate them later and I don't have to store it. Everyone else in the family is done having kids, so it's between my brother and I and I really can't see him having kids any time in the next 5 years, so that leaves me, lol.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_im-freaking-fi-out-just-bit?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:832e8249-b426-4dff-9895-1ada19f8ed44Post:6193a642-98c9-47df-8a1f-87ee542d5e6a">Re: I'm freaking FI out just a bit</a>:
    [QUOTE]BF and I named our future children a couple of weeks ago, no joke. Jason for a boy and <strong>Stephanie</strong> for a girl (middle names TBD). It was a 5 minute conversation, and I'm very pleased with the outcome. We're just hoping his brother doesn't name his baby one of those names - it's not like we can call the names as ours for the taking or something. FML. I'm KUI and this post took like 5 minutes to write. I'm sorry your FI is freaked out - but you're right, I've heard prenatal vitamins are a good thing overall.
    Posted by Beads921[/QUOTE]

    Excellent choice.  :)
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_im-freaking-fi-out-just-bit?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:832e8249-b426-4dff-9895-1ada19f8ed44Post:6d8525cb-fcca-4dc3-9d9f-35893f1e5dfa">Re: I'm freaking FI out just a bit</a>:
    [QUOTE]Haha I just tell BF the vitamins are for my anemia. BF and I started talking babies last night and he wants to TTC in about 3-5 years, I'm feeling more 2-3 years. lol I'm just not going there until we are engaged. I'm thinking 3 years might be our compromise lol
    Posted by CCO2012[/QUOTE]

    I think 3 years is a good compromise. He may change his mind at some point too ... baby fever is contagious and comes at you from nowhere, lol.


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    [QUOTE]BF and I named our future children a couple of weeks ago, no joke. Jason for a boy and Stephanie for a girl (middle names TBD). It was a 5 minute conversation, and I'm very pleased with the outcome. We're just hoping his brother doesn't name his baby one of those names - it's not like we can call the names as ours for the taking or something. FML. I'm KUI and this post took like 5 minutes to write. I'm sorry your FI is freaked out - but you're right, I've heard prenatal vitamins are a good thing overall.
    Posted by Beads921[/QUOTE]

    Haha, I have yet to KUI truly, lol. I have middle names in mind, just because I want to pass on my middle name because I'm the 6th generation to have it and don't want to be the first to break the tradition. Plus, I think it's kind of neat because it's unique. And then I thought it would be cool if we have a boy to make his middle name my last name now because it would work easily and I thought it would be neat since FI obviously gets to pass on his last name, that I could pass on mine too in a way. I have no set first names, but I have been thinking about those since I got my first baby doll, lol. They change often.
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    It so strange to me that some guys get freaked out when a girl brings up baby stuff. BF brings up baby stuff almost as much as I do. We talk about names all the time.


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    When it comes to names of future children, the rule we've decided is that I get first names and he gets middle names because my part in it will trump his effort. He says no Biblical names, and I'm cool with that. Right now, the female name is Dagny and the male name is Henry.

    And we've discussed children basically since we started dating because when his grandfather died, when they were having the receiving line at the funeral, one of his aunts took him in her arms and told him 'you're the last male in the family... have lots of boys.' It was... really awkward for him, as they hadn't even put soil over his grandfather's casket and that was the first place she went. Awkward turtle indeed.

    I've been taking prenatal vitamins for awhile for anemia, but I'm going to try to pinpoint the cause of my anemia in a couple of weeks and get the correct supplementation that I need.

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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_im-freaking-fi-out-just-bit?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:832e8249-b426-4dff-9895-1ada19f8ed44Post:cde2d1ec-f646-4bc2-9ac8-988cb2b7ebf2">Re: I'm freaking FI out just a bit</a>:
    [QUOTE]It so strange to me that some guys get freaked out when a girl brings up baby stuff. BF brings up baby stuff almost as much as I do. We talk about names all the time.
    Posted by bethsmiles[/QUOTE]

    Normally he's fine with it, but I think the fact that I brought it up 4 or 5 times in one day was alarming, lol. He has brought it up on his own in terms of how he wants to raise our kids and different little comments like that and he'll get into discussing names with me sometimes too, but I think this was a bit much for him, lol.

    He is awesome with kids even though he hasn't ever really been around them, so I think he'll do a good job when he has his own. I don't think he's ever changed a diaper though, lol.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_im-freaking-fi-out-just-bit?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:832e8249-b426-4dff-9895-1ada19f8ed44Post:c9e072b3-194e-45f2-943e-53e7e078cd58">Re: I'm freaking FI out just a bit</a>:
    [QUOTE]When it comes to names of future children, the rule we've decided is that I get first names and he gets middle names because my part in it will trump his effort. He says no Biblical names, and I'm cool with that. Right now, the female name is Dagny and the male name is Henry. And we've discussed children basically since we started dating because when his grandfather died, when they were having the receiving line at the funeral, one of his aunts took him in her arms and told him 'you're the last male in the family... have lots of boys.' It was... really awkward for him, as they hadn't even put soil over his grandfather's casket and that was the first place she went. Awkward turtle indeed. I've been taking prenatal vitamins for awhile for anemia, but I'm going to try to pinpoint the cause of my anemia in a couple of weeks and get the correct supplementation that I need.
    Posted by ahstillwell[/QUOTE]

    Yeah, I could see how that would be awkward, especially since he can't really control that kind of thing.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_im-freaking-fi-out-just-bit?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:832e8249-b426-4dff-9895-1ada19f8ed44Post:c9e072b3-194e-45f2-943e-53e7e078cd58">Re: I'm freaking FI out just a bit</a>:
    [QUOTE]When it comes to names of future children, the rule we've decided is that I get first names and he gets middle names because my part in it will trump his effort. He says no Biblical names, and I'm cool with that. Right now, the female name is <strong>Dagny</strong> and the male name is Henry. Posted by ahstillwell[/QUOTE]

    FI's friend named their girl this.  He apparently really loved Atlas Shrugged.  I think it's an interesting name.

    I want to name a son my maiden name (err... current last name).  For a girl, I like Lissi Belle, but I doubt FI will go along with that one.  <img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-wink.gif" border="0" alt="Wink" title="Wink" />
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_im-freaking-fi-out-just-bit?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:832e8249-b426-4dff-9895-1ada19f8ed44Post:4c77b143-1b5f-4710-a371-1eaf2723a7e8">Re: I'm freaking FI out just a bit</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: I'm freaking FI out just a bit : FI's friend named their girl this.  He apparently really loved Atlas Shrugged.  I think it's an interesting name. I want to name a son my maiden name (err... current last name). <strong> For a girl, I like Lissi Belle, but I doubt FI will go along with that one. </strong>
    Posted by SKP82[/QUOTE]

    I love the name Finn but BF is never gonna get on board with that one. I have told him that if we have a son I want his middle name to be my dad's first name.


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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_im-freaking-fi-out-just-bit?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:832e8249-b426-4dff-9895-1ada19f8ed44Post:3237c181-8a0f-4565-9878-b538d7479094">Re: I'm freaking FI out just a bit</a>:
    [QUOTE]I want to name my daughter Gia, but apparently FSIL wants that name too, and she's definitely going to try to have a honeymoon baby (she's getting married in January).  I'm hoping she has boys for the next 7 years. :) It's crazy you guys all have baby fever!  I'm in no rush to have kids, like at all.  
    Posted by yaga13[/QUOTE]

    7 years? That's a long time! BF wants to wait 5 years and I think that is really long time.


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    edited December 2011
    I'm 19 and have had baby fever for forever. Definitely not TTC but BF and I have names picked out. Right now, I don't think we'll be waiting super long after we get married (whenever that will be) if our finances allow. 

    Two of my BFF's have babies (6 mo., 18 mo., and 4.) and I steal them whenever I go home from school. 
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    well, i would understand tht he's kinda freaking out a little... you do sound u want a baby right now but we know u dont. yup.
    i think you shoud be preparing for babies ahead of time in like 5 years ahead, prepare your body for babies, like getting your weight to a normal range and getting good habits like quit smoking and drinking and no all nighters and take good care of your body. and preferrably have babies before 30. (drink lots of water!)
    but that just me. you dont have to have babies on the brain to start taking good care of urself and talking about baby names occasionally is totally okay. even nurserys.
    maybe you cn start take normal multivitamins instead of prenatal vitamins? but whatever floats your boat.
    and there's nothing wrong to research about babies/pregnancy-it's just research.

    i bore my FI in wedding talk... so i try to not talk about it too much, only occasionally.and we do talk about baby names occassionally.. i do not want a baby right now. have 8 years left!
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_im-freaking-fi-out-just-bit?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:832e8249-b426-4dff-9895-1ada19f8ed44Post:7df3d9a3-85e4-47ac-8944-d7ccd65cadbe">Re: I'm freaking FI out just a bit</a>:
    [QUOTE]well, i would understand tht he's kinda freaking out a little... you do sound u want a baby right now but we know u dont. yup. i think you shoud be preparing for babies ahead of time in like 5 years ahead, prepare your body for babies, like getting your weight to a normal range and getting good habits like quit smoking and drinking and no all nighters and take good care of your body. and preferrably have babies before 30. (drink lots of water!) but that just me. you dont have to have babies on the brain to start taking good care of urself and talking about baby names occasionally is totally okay. even nurserys. maybe you cn start take normal multivitamins instead of prenatal vitamins? but whatever floats your boat. and there's nothing wrong to research about babies/pregnancy-it's just research. i bore my FI in wedding talk... so i try to not talk about it too much, only occasionally.and we do talk about baby names occassionally.. i do not want a baby right now. have 8 years left!
    Posted by PolkadotCoffee[/QUOTE]

    Could you please use correct spelling and capitalization?  Also, grammar.

    Had to say something about this, because it's driving me up the wall to read your post.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_im-freaking-fi-out-just-bit?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:832e8249-b426-4dff-9895-1ada19f8ed44Post:c06c5721-339f-45e1-aa68-f913cca6ef5c">Re: I'm freaking FI out just a bit</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: I'm freaking FI out just a bit : Yeah I'm really in no rush.  People around here tend to have kids later.  I'm super okay with that.  My mom and all my aunts all had kids young - I don't know if it's just a coincidence or whatever, but none of my cousins are looking to have kids anytime soon either.  <strong><font color="#000000">I want them to have kids at the same time I do.</font></strong>
    Posted by yaga13[/QUOTE]

    My cousin and I always had planned to have kids around the same time, because we are 2 months apart and loved it.  Then she went and popped two out (twins) right after high school and she just had her third baby a year ago, and now she's done. So I was a little late with that one, but maybe her kids can babysit mine, lol.
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    I was thinking yesterday that I really want to be pregnant. Then I watched Parenthood and The Office, and Kristinia Braverman and Pam reminded me that I'm good as is.

     


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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_im-freaking-fi-out-just-bit?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:832e8249-b426-4dff-9895-1ada19f8ed44Post:3237c181-8a0f-4565-9878-b538d7479094">Re: I'm freaking FI out just a bit</a>:
    [QUOTE]It's crazy you guys all have baby fever!
    Posted by yaga13[/QUOTE]

    Wooo, I don't. All the people who are pregnant around me make me worry that pregnancy is actually a contagious disease and that it's safer to walk around wearing a diaphragm 24/7 to avoid the plague. I want kids some day, but now I want to be selfish and take vacations and live life with my beloved. I don't need to split my time with a little dependent human right now.

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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_im-freaking-fi-out-just-bit?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:832e8249-b426-4dff-9895-1ada19f8ed44Post:7df3d9a3-85e4-47ac-8944-d7ccd65cadbe">Re: I'm freaking FI out just a bit</a>:
    [QUOTE]well, i would understand tht he's kinda freaking out a little... you do sound u want a baby right now but we know u dont. yup. i think you shoud be preparing for babies ahead of time in like 5 years ahead, prepare your body for babies, like getting your weight to a normal range and getting good habits like quit smoking and drinking and no all nighters and take good care of your body. <strong>and preferrably have babies before 30</strong>. (drink lots of water!) but that just me. you dont have to have babies on the brain to start taking good care of urself and talking about baby names occasionally is totally okay. even nurserys. maybe you cn start take normal multivitamins instead of prenatal vitamins? but whatever floats your boat. and there's nothing wrong to research about babies/pregnancy-it's just research. i bore my FI in wedding talk... so i try to not talk about it too much, only occasionally.and we do talk about baby names occassionally.. i do not want a baby right now. have 8 years left!
    Posted by PolkadotCoffee[/QUOTE]

    Oh nooooes - I am dooooomed.

    *rolls eyes*

    I don't have "baby fever," but I think I'll be ready to start TTC sooner than FI.  I would like to go off BC after the honeymoon; we'll see how that goes.
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    I like talking babies with BF sometimes, even though I don't want them for another 7 years. He doesn't mind talking about them much unless we've had sex recently, as if talking about it afterwards is going to magically make me preggo, lol.

    I really want to name a girl Audrey Marie. My middle name is a variation of my maternal grandma's name, and my mom's (and his mom's!) name is Mary, so I think it would be cute to start a tradition like that of the girl's middle name being the grandma's name or some variation.

    I've also had multiple dreams lately that we have 2 little girls in the future. BF always says, "wow...I'll be really outnumbered!" haha
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    No babies on the brain here. We aren't completely sure that we want kids honestly. I'm not really a kid person & have always said that I didn't want any. But since we got engaged I don't know why but I have this feeling like maybe we will.  Glad I don't have to think/worry about it anytime soon though!!!

    Also, if we did have kids, I think I would prefer boys.  Girls scare me.  Girls can be crazy (I know how my mom & got along around high school years, it wasn't pretty). 



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    This is hilarious. BF and I totally have baby names picked out and make jokes about babies. I'm on the pill (and take it religiously) but whenever I get my period I say, "No babies this month." and he pretends to be all sad. We are no where near being ready for kids, though I do get the itch every now and again. But we have a loose plan about when/how many. But it's a loose a plan as one can have when talking kids. Who knows what will happen and when the time will come. But since I'm-GASP!-almost 30, I figure that makes my window slightly smaller than some:)
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    BF is hooked on Aaron for a boy - the name of his friend who passed away.

    I don't know how to eventually tell him that I don't like naming babies after dead people. Honoring his friend with a middle name is fine, but our kid is not your friend - he is his own person. Even making it a girl name (BF says Erin, I say Aryn) is okay with me.

    Clearly I have quite a while before I have to broach this subject with him.
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    edited December 2011
    FI and I have names picked out already - Shoshanna, Johanna or Amelia for a girl, Isaac or Gabriel for a boy (FI wants Tennant, after David Tennant, who is our favorite Doctor, but I don't think so).

    But we might as well end up using those names for dogs. No baby fever whatsoever. Although I do think itty bitty clothes are super cute.

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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_im-freaking-fi-out-just-bit?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:832e8249-b426-4dff-9895-1ada19f8ed44Post:0460cc79-2d8a-47ba-b3a8-6df6b8e28676">Re: I'm freaking FI out just a bit</a>:
    [QUOTE]FI and I have names picked out already - Shoshanna, Johanna or Amelia for a girl, Isaac or Gabriel for a boy (FI wants Tennant, after David Tennant, who is our favorite Doctor, but I don't think so). But we might as well end up using those names for dogs. No baby fever whatsoever.<strong> Although I do think itty bitty clothes are super cute.</strong>
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    Agreed! : )

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    [QUOTE]This is hilarious. BF and I totally have baby names picked out and make jokes about babies. I'm on the pill (and take it religiously) but whenever I get my period I say, "No babies this month." and he pretends to be all sad. We are no where near being ready for kids, though I do get the itch every now and again. But we have a loose plan about when/how many. But it's a loose a plan as one can have when talking kids. Who knows what will happen and when the time will come. But since I'm-GASP!-almost 30, I figure that makes my window slightly smaller than some:)
    Posted by DanieKA[/QUOTE]

    I forgot that I actually took a pregnancy test the other day too, lol. But it's not because I want one. I had the Depo Provera for a few years and now have the Mirena, so I don't have a period and every once in a while I like to do a little check just to make sure because I don't have that certainty every month that most other girls do, lol.

    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_im-freaking-fi-out-just-bit?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:832e8249-b426-4dff-9895-1ada19f8ed44Post:76199114-5966-4300-bd54-387a7b76cfac">Re: I'm freaking FI out just a bit</a>:
    [QUOTE]BF is hooked on Aaron for a boy - the name of his friend who passed away. I don't know how to eventually tell him that I don't like naming babies after dead people. Honoring his friend with a middle name is fine, but our kid is not your friend - he is his own person. Even making it a girl name (BF says Erin, I say Aryn) is okay with me. Clearly I have quite a while before I have to broach this subject with him.
    Posted by csousa1[/QUOTE]

    I probably wouldn't like Aaron for the first name exactly like his friend in this case too, but I do love Aryn for a girl or to use it as a middle name.

    My dad's brother died when he was little. His name was Douglas Allen Lastname. So my brother's name is T. Allen Lastname and my cousin's name is J. Douglas Lastname. They both honored their brother with middle names. I thought that was nice and definitely doesn't take away from the kid having his own identity either. I'm also not a fan of Jr. either so it's just my opinion.
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    I'm not really a fan of juniors either Ely.  I was thinking if we did have kids & 1 is a boy I would like to name him Sean after FI but change the middle name.  It'd be nice if we could use FI's dad's name & my stepdad's name for his middle name becuase it's the same but I don't think it would work. Why? Because Sean John just is weird now thanks to P Diddy lol



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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_im-freaking-fi-out-just-bit?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:832e8249-b426-4dff-9895-1ada19f8ed44Post:76199114-5966-4300-bd54-387a7b76cfac">Re: I'm freaking FI out just a bit</a>:
    [QUOTE]BF is hooked on Aaron for a boy - the name of his friend who passed away. <strong>I don't know how to eventually tell him that I don't like naming babies after dead people. </strong>Honoring his friend with a middle name is fine, but our kid is not your friend - he is his own person. Even making it a girl name (BF says Erin, I say Aryn) is okay with me. Clearly I have quite a while before I have to broach this subject with him.
    Posted by csousa1[/QUOTE]

    That's so odd to me, because in Judaism, we have to name our children after a relative who has passed. We honor those who are no longer with us by passing on their memory. It's bad luck if you name after someone who is still alive (which is why there are not too many Jewish "Juniors"!)

    Often, we use the first initial. For example, my grandfather's parents were named Sam and Sadie, and my grandmother's mother was Sylvia. As a result, I have family members named Sam (2), Samantha, Sierra, Stephanie, Shayna, Seth, Susan (2) and Star. My middle name also starts with an S. My first name starts with a B, after my mother's grandmother, Bertha. One of the reasons I would like to name my son Isaac is for my mother's father, Irving.

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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_im-freaking-fi-out-just-bit?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:832e8249-b426-4dff-9895-1ada19f8ed44Post:23d11813-2222-42f7-b065-e7d71b05098c">Re: I'm freaking FI out just a bit</a>:
    [QUOTE]I'm not really a fan of juniors either Ely.  I was thinking if we did have kids & 1 is a boy I would like to name him Sean after FI but change the middle name.  It'd be nice if we could use FI's dad's name & my stepdad's name for his middle name becuase it's the same but I don't think it would work. Why? Because Sean John just is weird now thanks to P Diddy lol
    Posted by rdr716[/QUOTE]

    Hahaha, yeah, Sean John would be fun, lol.

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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: I'm freaking FI out just a bit : That's so odd to me, because in Judaism, we have to name our children after a relative who has passed. We honor those who are no longer with us by passing on their memory. It's bad luck if you name after someone who is still alive (which is why there are not too many Jewish "Juniors"!) Often, we use the first initial. For example, my grandfather's parents were named Sam and Sadie, and my grandmother's mother was Sylvia. As a result, I have family members named Sam (2), Samantha, Sierra, Stephanie, Shayna, Seth, Susan (2) and Star. My middle name also starts with an S. My first name starts with a B, after my mother's grandmother, Bertha. One of the reasons I would like to name my son Isaac is for my mother's father, Irving.
    Posted by bsidebella[/QUOTE]

    That actually does seem pretty cool when you put it that way. I like the name Isaac too, but not for any particular reason or for the letter or anything. It's just a cool name, lol.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_im-freaking-fi-out-just-bit?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:832e8249-b426-4dff-9895-1ada19f8ed44Post:05b5a44c-4baf-4c8f-bc08-1da3af8adcc3">Re: I'm freaking FI out just a bit</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: I'm freaking FI out just a bit : Hahaha, yeah, Sean John would be fun, lol. In Response to Re: I'm freaking FI out just a bit : That actually does seem pretty cool when you put it that way. <strong>I like the name Isaac too, but not for any particular reason or for the letter or anything. It's just a cool name, lol.
    </strong>Posted by elannis[/QUOTE]

    Another reason why I like the name Isaac because it means "laughter". There's an Old Testament story that goes along with it, but I won't go into it. But it is a great name =)

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