A couple of weeks ago I shared 5 Ways To Sabotage Your Baby Name Search. One “baby name saboteur”, was #2: Failing to Compromise With Your Partner. This doesn’t mean I recommend giving up on a name right away. I even mentioned that I encourage trying to sell a name to a skeptical partner before resorting to compromise.
This led me to wonder if this topic, selling a name to a skeptical partner, deserves some attention. How do you sell a name to a skeptical partner?
Because I wanna know. I have some ideas of pitfalls to avoid (which I will get into later), but I imagine some tips on how to improve chances for success would be helpful too. And for that I am seeking suggestions from readers since my experience is limited.
I have some experience in this area. My husband wasn’t open to one of my “crazy” names. In my case things worked themselves out; the name in question was for a girl and we ended up having a boy, eliminating the issue.
Have any of you tried to sell a name to your partner? Were you successful? How did you do it?
Readers: Have you ever tried to sell a name to a skeptical partner?