What do you say to others that criticize your babies name?

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    My daughter’s name is Ella. I know that it is an older name, but has become quite popular over the last few years. I love the name because it is a shortened name of my mother, Luella. People have criticized me saying that I decided to name her Ella because it was a popular name. I agree, it is a popular name, but that was not why I decided to name my daughter this. I wish that people would just understand this.


    Lynne Huysamen

    That would irritate me too. I don’t know why some people have to say things like that. Even if you did pick it because it is a “popular name” so what? You have the right to call your baby whatever you like.

    I would really try and ignore them, otherwise it will just upset you.


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    What would I say to them? I would tell them to shut up because they are rude!


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    My baby my business if you font have anything nice to ssy just shut up.


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    I think Ella is a beautiful name and to be honest don’t think it’s that popular. I know one person we call Ella and that’s short for Elsa and she’s in her 50’s!
    Your babies name has personal meaning to YOU and that’s all that counts in my opinion.


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    I am in the same boat as you are Angie. My husband is greatly influenced about the commentary of other people in regards to what we should name our little girl. Hence baby is due in just over 5 weeks and nameless.

    I however feel that if you don’t have something positive to say, keep quite.

    Ella is a lovely strong name. Your reasons for choosing it are your own. Don’t let other discourage you. Fluff out your tutu and dance away.


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    Ella is a gorgeous name.

    No person has a right to decide if a childs name is popular or not makes no difference, its the parents choice.

    People nees to learn to keep their opinions to themselves. Its non of their business why the parenta chose such a name.


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    I also love the name Ella! Very soft and sounds special.

    I have also had it where people have their say about names you like and to pronounce them is such an issue. I am Afrikaans and my husband is English. So it has always been a thing.

    It is your child and no one else’s business really I feel. Regardless if you like a name or not, I think you rather just say that’s nice and you carry on, don’t make people feel so unsure about the name they chose and love.

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