I am trying to get used to the name now. I find myself randomly repeating it in my head in different tones, moods, inflections. I imagine saying the name in jest, in anger, in amazement - just to see if it "fits". I think of a multitude of nicknames and how he will be called in school, at work, by his friends.
But I still don't want to announce this name as official simply because I don't want to get any negative reactions to a name I am just starting to love.
I have mentioned names I like to people at work or to friends and I have gotten some unenthusiastic responses. I don't understand why when people ask "what name do you like?" and I reply with something, they think it's perfectly fine to look at me with a grimace and say "oh no - I don't like that" It drives me mad, makes me doubt myself, and - more than anything else - confuses me!
So I'm going to keep the name quiet for now, perhaps even until after the birth. People may feel they can make rude comments now before the baby is here, but once he has been given this name for life, they will think twice before pulling an ugly face and looking down on our name choice.