Close to having that brand new baby? Has everyone in the family started giving you ideas for naming your little bundle of joy?
What, like you haven’t thought of this before now and it’s a big surprise that you need to decide on a name?
Long ago, I stopped asking “why” people do the things they do.
Listen up. Just because they’re family, they may think they have a right to help you name your baby. They don’t.
Your child will be living with that name for decades to come along with the blessings and curse it brings with it.
No one has to live with that name but your child.
If you want to honor a beloved family member or friend with a middle name that reflects your feelings, do so.
It’s the case that your middle name is not on the marquee in lights. Very few people know your middle name, so if you feel that you have to buckle under to family pressure, know that your child can have two middle names. It may turn out to be a blessing, after all.
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