Did you tell anyone your baby name before birth?

posted 2 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Did you tell anyone your baby's name before birth?
    No, we kept it a secret. : (37 votes)
    54 %
    Yes, we told and we wish we had not. : (4 votes)
    6 %
    Yes, and it was fine. : (28 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We kept the name a secret until the christening with both our daughters. They were christened at 1 month and 2 months old.

    Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We’ve picked our names but are keeping them secret from everyone as well. 

    Post # 5
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    3047 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’ve told my best friend our likely boy/girl name (we’re keeping the gender a surprise). However, we’ve otherwise kept it a secret. My SIL and her wife just had a little baby girl and we had no idea what name they would pick for her, so it was a little bit of a nervous wait until they announced the name. I figured the odds of them picking the same name as us were minute, but I can honestly say I had been very sad if it had happened!

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    eocenia:  It’s funny you say that. My FSIL and her husband picked the same girl name as my FI and I! Neither of us are pregnant, we’re both about a year out, just thought it was funny.

    AnonymousCupcake:  I guess what I just said tells you my answer hehe. We won’t/haven’t been keeping our baby names a secret. I have had people criticize the names we’ve picked, but it doesn’t bother me. All that is important is that myself and my FI like the name. 🙂

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We told friends and family our DD’s name as soon as we finalized it (when I was about 6 months along). I originally wanted a different name for her, but it was met with criticism… but in the end I’m glad with the name we went with in the long run, because it suits her.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    AnonymousCupcake:  It’s an Icelandic tradition.

    With our second we didn’t actually decide on a name until she was about 8 weeks old.

    Post # 9
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    7090 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We will be keeping it a secret until the baby is born.

    Post # 10
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    303 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    We told people mostly because we couldn’t decide between two names and everyone liked Layla best so that is what we chose. Of course, there was some criticism (my grandma HATED the name) but I just brushed it off cuz we love it!

    We were also thinking of naming her after my grandmother for her middle name but ended up using FHs grandma’s name for her middle name. FH regretfully told one of his good friends the name we were going to use (which we still planned on using should we have a second and it’s a girl) and him and his gf decided to “steal” the name :/ from now on we may keep our ideas to ourselves! Haha 😉

    Post # 11
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We told our parents, but kept it secret from everyone else.

    Post # 12
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    602 posts
    Busy bee

    Not a parent but all of my friends have kids. The majority have announced prior to birth. Only a small handful kept it a secret, which is what we’ll do when the time comes. I find it strange when people publically refer to their unborn babies by their name in conversation. Like “Lexi has been kicking my ribs all day” <– actual FB post from a pregnant friend.  

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    We had a boy’s name and girl’s name picked out long in advance. We shared the names and then when we found out it was a girl everyone just started using her name.

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I only know one person who kept the name secret until birth – and in that case, they didn’t find out gender either so it was all a surprise!

    I’m on the fence. I feel like once I konw the gender and a name is picked I’ll want to use it all the time. Then again, telling people opens you up to comments from people. The names I like are not super common so I really don’t want opinions from strangers (or family/friends for that matter…haha).

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I haven’t shared the name, mostly because I’m not interested in other people’s opinions and criticism. Also I really didn’t want to get a deluge of personalized gifts in case we changed our mind.  It’s bad enough how many pink items that we’ve received.

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