Re: Wife fighting over baby names
Well it's a bit unfair and she is certainly a professional mom. 6 in 8 years! Here is my concern, Continuing with the assumption that the oldest is 8 or younger, Does she involve you in parenting decisions? Or, is she so well educated that she thinks you should not have any input in parenting? Anyway you think about that and if there is a problem we can talk about it.
As to the names other than the same first letter, (better than the alphabetical order method) She picks good names. Let me tell you my story. We have 4. We each came into the relationship with one very strong name choice. Family tradition. But we ended up with two other daughters that needed names. She proposed Megan Elizabeth, Which I hated for various reasons. When the First Daughter was born I took a look at her, Turned to my wife and said "That isn't a Megan", she agreed and within minutes she was Sarah Katherine. A win for me or a narrow escape. As it turned out it was a name of a Great great aunt of mine and the genealogists on my side thought it was a wonderful choice. Sarah loves her name and since Junior high has regularly substituted her middle initial for he last initial in casual correspondence. There were 4 Sarah's in her High School class. She became Sarah K. even though one of the other Sarahs had a last name starting with K.
The next daughter was much trickier because I already had got my say once. My pick for a girls name had been strongly opposed, and rightfully so. (I had wanted a Greek Name and proposed Effie) Not really sure how serious I was about that, but the girls all thought it was as awful as I thought Megan Lizard was. None of my sisters had middle names so I started pushing for at least removing the Elizabeth. It's hard to remember now but I think I might have been getting some wiggle room on that idea. Any way when she was born, (5 weeks early) blond and pink, she just wasn't Megan either. We settled quickly on Rebecca. Who is now more likely to go by Becca than Becky.
That brought our total to 3. The first Daughter who got Mom's pre-chosen name. And the Irish twins Sarah K. and Becca. So my pre-pick name was still hanging, and if we had another daughter it may have never been used. We even fell in love with an alternate male name and had the kid come out red headed we would have named him Bleys Robert. But luckily he got his uncle's Dark curls (irresistable to the gals) and My tradition name, including the Greek middle name, Craig Anastassios. In case you are curious it is the male version of Anastasia, In the US frequently shortened to Stacy, though the Greeks shorten it to Tass.
I do hope that my examples help you to accept Evelyn, which is a bit old fashioned, but at least easy to spell.