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Baby naming in Poland - name chosen by the father?


Dreamergirl 4 | 276
19 Jul 2016  #1
My polish boyfriend want to get married and have babies. He says the father choses both the first and middle names of the baby. Is this right that I don't get to choose?
Baldwin - | 13
19 Jul 2016  #2
He makes fun of you. Both parents choose a baby name.
Do you guys live in Poland?
OP Dreamergirl 4 | 276
19 Jul 2016  #3
No England he says its traditional and I don't know
Baldwin - | 13
19 Jul 2016  #4
I asked because the law in Poland requires baby names to be spelled according to the Polish pronunciation. But since you live in England and the baby will be probably born there then it doesn't matter.
OP Dreamergirl 4 | 276
19 Jul 2016  #5
So if I want the baby to have an English name it would be OK?
Baldwin - | 13
19 Jul 2016  #6
First time I hear of that tradition. What part of PL is he from?
Baldwin - | 13
19 Jul 2016  #8
Should be fine. But not if you choose to register the newborn baby in Poland. Otherwise it doesnt matter for instance if you want to get Polish passport for them.

However, from my point of view, you should choose a name that is universal to both nationalities. This might help avoid conflict. For example: Adam, Eryk, Alexander etc.

Lublin? Easter Poland might have some strict traditions that I am not aware of.
OP Dreamergirl 4 | 276
19 Jul 2016  #9
And he says the baby's middle name should be same as his ?
Baldwin - | 13
19 Jul 2016  #10
I don't have middle name but I'm not an ethnic Pole
I thought giving baby's middle name after their father is part of British tradition as well
jon357 63 | 14,122
19 Jul 2016  #11
That could be a family tradition of his. You can give him an English name; plenty of people in Poland do and it is allowed if one or both parents aren't Polish.

Are you planning on this any time soon?
OP Dreamergirl 4 | 276
19 Jul 2016  #12
He's keen for it asap but we still have a lot to discuss and I'd like to understand more about polish culture what he expects etc?
Baldwin - | 13
19 Jul 2016  #13
How old are you guys?
What would you like to now about polish culture?
kpc21 1 | 763
19 Jul 2016  #14
This might help avoid conflict. For example: Adam, Eryk, Alexander etc.

The only really neutral one of them is Adam (which is not weird taking its origin into account). With the others he will always have to explain the spelling being in another country than the one where his birth was born...

"Jestem Aleksander, ale pisze siÄ™ przez x"
"I am Alexander, but spelled with ks"
Baldwin - | 13
19 Jul 2016  #15
Aleksander

Anyway still the same pronunciation
jon357 63 | 14,122
19 Jul 2016  #16
There's also Damian, Adrian and a few more which are common to both places. If the parents are from different countries it's quite nice to have the first name from one place and the surname from another
Baldwin - | 13
19 Jul 2016  #17
If the parents are from different countries it's quite nice to have the first name from one place and the surname from another

That's subjective opinion
jon357 63 | 14,122
19 Jul 2016  #18
Well, this is a discussion forum after all...

There are plenty of people in Poland with Polish surnames and a first name from another country as well as vice-versa. Even moe in the UK.
OP Dreamergirl 4 | 276
19 Jul 2016  #19
I just would like to know what's expected of me
Baldwin - | 13
19 Jul 2016  #20
what's expected of me

Taking care of kitchen, children and his personal needs
OP Dreamergirl 4 | 276
19 Jul 2016  #21
Ok I can cook but I don't know polish food, children I can learn and personal needs mean what?
Baldwin - | 13
19 Jul 2016  #22
Why foreigners think that Polish people eat only Polish food??
Personal needs mean a good & cold beer in a refrigerator, and being willing to satisfy his sexual desires: threesome, foursome, etc ;)
Lyzko 22 | 6,538
19 Jul 2016  #23
My wife and I have Polish friends from where we used to reside in Queens, and Krysia told us that traditionally the mother is the only one who may "officially" name the baby for its imienie or "naming day" (NOT "birthday") at the time of the christening. Perhaps this is only in small towns, but curious nonethless and as always would appreciate anyone's input:-)
OP Dreamergirl 4 | 276
20 Jul 2016  #24
Well I'm bisexual so the threesome etc would be my gain not his

And he says he want me to start making him polish food
Lyzko 22 | 6,538
20 Jul 2016  #25
I suppose I meant according to the Church:-) Alternative family arrangements never entered into the equation.
Crow 137 | 7,595
20 Jul 2016  #26
Anglicization is disgusting. Polish baby would be tainted, in fact totally corrupted by having Anglo name.
Lyzko 22 | 6,538
20 Jul 2016  #28
Perhaps a compromise, say, "Justyna Rachel_________"?
OP Dreamergirl 4 | 276
20 Jul 2016  #29
What if he picks a name I can't pronounce
Marsupial - | 888
20 Jul 2016  #30
Lol crow! Take it easy mate.


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