(Closed) Did you find that when your baby was born the name you picked didn't fit?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
9627 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yes, I did, because I’d chosen the name Sara.  I called my bump Sara my whole pregnancy.  I didn’t have a social ultrasound and when he was born he was a he, so obviously Sara didn’t work.

Post # 4
2548 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Well no, we had our sons name picked out, and it suits him perfectly!!!!

Post # 5
1128 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Oh gosh I hope this doesn’t happen. We have her name picked out, we call her that. We refer to that name in her baby book and my pregnancy journal, its on a stool my mom made. That would be a pain in the butt! haha

Post # 7
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Not me, but my parents had a name for my brother picked out the entire pregnancy (they were Team Green with all of us, but they had a boy and a girl name picked out). When he was born they were both like “Yeah, no it doesn’t fit.”

And they couldn’t come up with another name until they were pretty much being kicked out of the hospital and they HAD to fill something in on the birth certificate!

His name definitely fits him I think, but it’s funny imagining him with the name he would have had otherwise.

Post # 8
989 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My mom was going to name me Erin until she saw me, and then she changed her mind.  I have no idea why – I’d make a decent Erin. 🙂

Post # 10
59 posts
Worker bee

Yes! They are both teenagers now and their names fit them perfectly. However…

I picked my son’s name based on knowing three very different people in my lifetime who had his name. I knew that it would fit him in all stages of his life. But I spent the first weeks looking at him as a baby and wondering, “Oh no. What if I picked the wrong name?” It helped hearing other people continue to call him his name and eventually I got over it.

My daughter has an unconventional name that I also was in love with. It is an old school name, spelled with a K instead of a C. Everyone comments on how beautiful her name is and it really fits her to a tee. But I went through the same moments of hesitation when she was a baby as well – even though by then my son was 4 and I knew I was being crazy worrying about it. 

Give it some time – and remember – no matter what you name them, at some point in their life they will decide they hate their name and wish they could change it. Almost every kid goes through that. Remember it is something you blessed them with, something you gave them and that eventually they will see their name as that gift again. 

Post # 11
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think any name chosen fits the baby, unless like Sunfire the baby is born a different gender to the name you have. Think have you ever met someone named…John for example and thought weird you don’t look like a John, that’s just the way I see it though. 


My little Boy was called by his name since the day i found out he was a boy, to me it suited him when he was born and still does now, in fact when i look at him now no other name would suit him, but maybe that is because i am so used to calling him that name if you know what i mean. 


Post # 12
7296 posts
Busy Beekeeper

i am a little afraid of this happening which is also why i am hesitating on sharing the name with anyonne before he is born.  But i am so set on it and Darling Husband and I refer to him by name now, that i will actually be quite disappointed if we can’t use it.  then i think, well why couldn’t i use it?!  it’s up to Darling Husband and I and we have not agreed on any other name, so this has to be it!

i am actually now thinking of revealing the name at my baby shower by having it put on the cake.  then maybe it will have to stick no matter what!

however, DH’s mom told me that with her daughter, she changed the name she picked out as soon as she was born. As in, she looked at her baby and thought “no you are not THISNAME, you are definitely THATNAME (one she had never thought of before)”.

Post # 13
3847 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

Yes!  We decided that Lauren was definitely a wrong fit for her.  In fact, they had already asked us for her name and then we asked them to start over.

Post # 14
7152 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@stokieGal:  Actually, I have seen a decent amount of people that don’t look like their name to me. LOL There is even a guy that works with me, anmed Derrick. He doesn’t look like a Derrick, so I told him that his name is now Jeremy. I have been calling him  this for 5 years. He answers to is and others have caught on lol

I hope that this doesn’t happen, though.

Post # 15
2493 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I almost had that happen. I loved a name for our Dirty Delete, but we ultimately agreed on the name we gave her. When she was born, she definitely looked like her almost-name would have suited her better, but as the years go on, her actual name definitely suits her..

Funny that this post pops up, now, as I was just talking about this topid with my Maid/Matron of Honor like, 2 days ago. 😛

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