Post # 1
We’re debating this issue right now and I’d like to see where you all sit. When we announced we were expecting to his parents they wanted us to tell them names we were considering (granted they were really excited) but honestly I’m not exactly thrilled on passing on that information.
Let me know what you and your spouse chose to do.
Post # 3
I definitely wont be annoucing my name for all of facebook to see… but I am torn as to whether to tell family/friends or to just keep it to ourselves — i’d be interested to hear your experiences or reasons for how you decided!
Post # 4
In the past few years my cousins have started keeping names a secret until the baby is born. I think it stemmed from the fact that my aunt chose the name Chandra (sounds like shawndra) for her daughter and announced it before she was born. My family made it clear they did not like the name, and tried their darndest to talk her out of it. In the end, she was frustrated with their freely given opinions, and we still had a cousin named Chandra. Now, no one really shares names ahead of time, and it’s a fun game to guess what names they might choose.
Post # 5
We chose not to announce them to anyone.. well that was after telling DH’s mom & my mom. So technically they know what we were considering.
This happened b/c the same day we told DH’s mom we were at dinner with DH’s family and she decided to pass it on to her mom & thankfully no one else heard.
My mom hasn’t told anyone so we’re happy!
We really just took the mean road though b/c we’re team green AND we’re keeping the names secret… DH’s family (sister specifically) has jokingly made clear she doesn’t aprrove. lol
We’re also waiting to announce baby getting here till after I rest & we have some bonding time… I was some peace & quiet before the congrats & calls come in =)
Post # 6
We only told our parents.
Post # 7
No, we probably won’t tell. We might toss around ideas for fun with our families, and might drop the names that are actually front runners, but not give away which ones we REALLY like best.
Post # 8
@blayne7 that is really understandable! I couldnt help but want to scoff at Chandra or any other name I didn’t really like (not that I would be verbal about it) I think the past that creeps me out the most is having people refer to my growing tummy with a name. Although… embroidered goods may be a benefit.
Post # 9
I’m not sure about this yet! We have a girl name picked out and I’ve already told a couple of close girlfriends, but I might feel differently when the time actually comes. I have a feeling we’ll either keep it to ourselves (in case we change our minds) or tell our closest friends and family only.
Post # 11
I would just keep it to myself, so I don’t have to hear the commentary. Much harder to criticize a name when the baby has already arrived.
Post # 12
We are not TTC yet, but I have already told a few people names we like when it comes up in conversation (I have a lot of baby crazy friends, but only a couple that are actually pregnant). But it’s all hypethetical at this point, obviously.
I think once we get pregnant, I’ll probably still tell people that ask some of the names we are considering, but probably will only tell very close friends and family if we decide for sure on one (or two, since we will be team green). In particular, if we pick on of our favorites that I know my mom won’t like, I’ll be pretty quiet about that one until she has a cute little face to put the name to!
I will not be announcing it on facebook or referring to the baby in my tummy by name though– partly because of the team green thing, but more because I guess I’m just supersticious
Post # 13
I’ve always been on the fence. But my husband on the other hand is a “no secrets” kinda person so he left it up to me.
For the general public I won’t be running around and telling people. But I think we are revealing the name officially at the shower. My friend is going to feature it somehow at the shower. I don’t know how yet because it’s a surprise! 🙂
My husband’s cousin opted to leave their name choice a secret because when her brother announced their name choice everyone gave him so much crap for it! So she did not want to deal with that.
I feel the same way which is why I won’t be telling every single friend. Just the close family that wll be at the shower.
Everyone else will likely find out the first time I share a picture on FB. 🙂
Post # 14
We’re not settled on names yet, but once we are, I don’t think we’ll share our name choices with anyone until after the birth. I don’t think anyone would give us flak about any names (considering how traditional our short list is) but we want it to be a surprise.
Post # 15
We are not there yet, but we actually have a different strategy. We realized a long time ago that they will hate every name we like, so why even make it something they can weigh in on? We jokingly have told our parents (it has only come up once with MIL) that we plan on naming our kid “Khokha” which means “Peaches” in Arabic and is incredibly hard to say (the back of the throat “kh” sound!) Basically, it is what the Arabic “Elmo” character is called. Mother-In-Law laughed in that nervous “I don’t know if you are but I hope you’re joking” way.
When we actually announce their real names (probably shortly before they’re born), we’re pretty sure that they’ll be so glad it’s not Khokha that we won’t have to listen to any obnoxious commentary.
Post # 16
We’ve got two boy names and two girl names picked out but we’re not really sharing them with anyone until after the baby is born. Being team green really helps that along as once people hear we didn’t find out the gender, there’s not as much pressure to divulge a definite name. I have shared the names with my mom and sister, but that’s it, and they’re also keeping it quiet.
I also like that we have 4 names on our list so we still have some flexibility if we decide at the last minute that neither of our boy/girl names suits the baby. I know SIL is a bit annoyed by this as she’s the type to buy lots of embroidered things but we like our decision.