Parent-to-Parent: What's In a Name?

How did you choose your child's name? Did you have input from his birth family? Or did you keep her original name? Parents answer.

An adoptive parent choosing a child's name
WE NAMED OUR CHILDREN "Our son was with us since his birth. When we were able to adopt him, we named him after my father. We wanted him to have a family name. We later learned that he shares a name with his biological grandfather and great-grandfather" —TAMMY "Our daughter's birth mom said it was important to her that we name our daughter; she did not want to do it. She did like the first name we chose, and we ...

On our Facebook page, we asked readers, How did you choose your child’s name? Did you have input from his birth family? Or did you keep her original name? Here’s what you said:

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