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Baby names

edited July 2016 in Growth & Parenting
The right name was always a big thing for us. Your baby usually has to stick with it for the rest of its life so we talked about it a lot when I got pregnant. Up until a few years ago I loved the name Damian for a boy but then I met a Damian which spoilt the name for me.

We both wanted a short name and one that not every second child has so we looked through name books for month. As my husband is Scottish and I am Austrian we had to decide if we wanted a Germanic name or a British one. As we are staying in Austria and our surname is Mc ….. I wanted our baby to have Scottish name to fit with our family name.

When we saw the name Reid we fell in love with it straight away and that was it. We only told our family about the name until the birth as we did not want other people spoiling the name for us. So far everybody loved it.

How did you chose the name for your baby?
Did you go with a traditional name or an unusual one?



  • It took us quite a lot time to decide the names for our children. My husband is British and I'm Dutch so we wanted names that our children could use in both countries. Of course we wanted to avoid a name that every second child has but also one not too extreme. So for our boy we decided to call him Finn and our girl Lilith. The names aren't too popular but also known.
    For us it was important that the sound of their names also match our surname.
  • All of my children have nicknames that are yogi names or Spanish names. I grew up being called a nickname, so I didn't worry too much about a perfect name and just waited until the last minute to name each of my children.
  • I think a lot of people in my family will expect me to name my babies how they want me to. I'm pretty sure different family names are going to be brought up. I'm honestly worried and a bit stressed about picking names and trying to please everyone.

    Did anyone else have pressure to name their kids and if so how did you handle it?
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