“That’s Different…” – Responses To Our Sons Name


Picking a baby’s name is a tough decision!  When we finally picked a name for our son, Ace, we loved it!   We worked hard trying to figure out the perfect name that we both liked…only to be pummelled with rude responses.

Where do people get the right to criticize the name you pick for your baby?  I couldn’t believe how many looks of disgust we would get when we told what we were going to be naming our baby.

Here are a few examples of responses that we received…

  • “That’s Different…”  followed by a confused look.
  • “Oooooohhhhh…” followed by a look that says “You are going to be crazy parents!”
  • “Ace?  Like A……C…..E…….?” as if they were thinking… “It couldn’t be Ace…that is ridiculous! I better spell it to be sure.”
  • “Are you a pilot in the air-force?”
  • “Do you play a lot of poker?”
  • “What will you name your next son…King?”

I was so tired of hearing responses like this that I was second guessing our decision.  I even discussed with my wife about picking a new name.  Luckily she talked me out of it.

You know what…I don’t care if anyone else likes it.  I like it!  My wife likes it!  That’s all that is important!  Period!

So to everyone out there…don’t let other people influence your decision on a baby’s name.  If they don’t like the name you picked tell them to go have their own baby and give it a name that they approve of because you love the name you picked!


  1. George says:

    It is annoying when people give you strange looks for your baby’s name. We get looks for naming our son, Scott. I’m going to throw up when they give me their kid’s name.

  2. Jared says:

    George: Throwing up would definitely get you point across! LOL! I see people make rude faces/comments all of the time about unborn baby names. Here is what is weird… I got tons of these rude reactions before he was born, but once he was born and there is now a face to go with the name, everyone thinks it is “sooooo cuuuute”. I guess it is only OK to make fun of a persons name if they haven’t entered this world yet… 🙂

  3. When people are tossing about baby names you always associate the name with someone you already know or a celebrity of the same name. That often brings up funny reactions.

    Personally I think you need to take the name away and try it out for a few days in your own head, you’ld be surprised what would grow on you.

    The trends in baby names are remarkable too, what comes in and goes out of fashion, my own name which is not old fashioned nor ‘wacky’ hardly features in any of the recent year’s favourite lists.