Post # 1
Pediatrician says around 6 months old is when babies learn their names. My DD is a little over 6 months, and she doesn’t quite seem to know her name yet. We call her a lot of nicknames, so that probably doesn’t help!
So just curious, when did your LOs learn their names?
Post # 2
My son is 7.5 months and usually looks in whatever direction someone is calling him from, whether it’s his real name or one of his million nicknames. However, he usually turns to face whoever is talking at the time, so I’m not sure if he’s actually recognizing his name or just knows when someone is calling in his direction….
Post # 3
My DD is 7.5 months and I think she knows her name — I mean, she turns when I call her — but it’s not like she’s signing checks or anything. I wouldn’t worry about it … even Hodor knows his name and he doesn’t have a lot going for him mentally. She’ll get it eventually 🙂
Post # 4
Ours are 8 months and know theirs! It’s happened in the last two months or so, as I recall.
Post # 5
Yeah, DD will look toward where sound is coming from, but it doesn’t seem to be because someone said her name. I’m not worried about it (yet).
Post # 6
I think my DD was in the region of 7 months when she started responding to her name. Now at 13 months she completely ignores me when i call her name unless i have food!
Post # 7
The boy I nanny for learned his name right around 6-7 months. He would sort of acknowledge someone saying his name. Now, at 15 months, he will turn and look right at you when his name is even just mentioned in conversation.
Post # 8
Do you ladies always call them one name?? I’m kinda in the same boat as you OP… I’m worried because I call her so many different nicknames that maybe she gets confused?!
Post # 9
Mewithoutyou: I saw my pediatrician today and he asked if she knew her name, and I told him she sometimes acknowledges it, but we call her a lot of nicknames too. He said that’s really common, and that eventually she’ll respond to her name AND nicknames haha.
Post # 10
iarebridezilla: HODOR!!!!! AGHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!