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Last night my mom sent me an email regarding one of my ex-boyfriends (Doug), his wife, and their new baby girl. Apparently all three were at a baby shower when someone asked his wife how they came up with their little girl’s name.

We eliminated the names of all the girls that Doug dated and went from there.

So, my mom wrote, we know what her name isn’t, but I don’t know what it is. Because the thing is Doug dated a lot. And that’s not a bad thing by any means, but to eliminate the names of all of those girls seems like it would severely narrow down the selection pool. And presumably some of those names still have positive connotations and would be viable options. (I’m not saying mine, necessarily, but probably some of the others.)

For me, there are only a couple names that I’d specifically avoid, but definitely not all of them.

But I’m curious: assuming you plan on having kids, do you think you’d let your relationship past dictate their names?

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