(Closed) Are you announcing LOs name before s/he is born?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Did you (or are you) naming your baby before s/he was born?
    Yes - I picked a name and announced/planning to announce LOs name before birth. : (33 votes)
    34 %
    No - I picked a name BUT will wait/waited until s/he was born. : (55 votes)
    56 %
    No - I haven't picked a name and will wait/waited until after my baby was born. : (10 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    2871 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Darling Husband and I struggled looking at girl names. So when we found one that just clicked with both of us and sounded “right” we announced (read claimed) it.

    Post # 4
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    our parents know the name we are thinking of. But we just tell everyone else that we arent decided which is partly true.

    Post # 5
    1110 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We have a boy and a girl name picked out and we tell people if they ask specifically, but won’t be “announcing” it. It’s not a secret, but not common knowledge I guess you could say. No one really asks about names once we tell them we’re team green which is weird…

    Post # 6
    368 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We picked out a boy name and have started telling people.  My best friend didn’t tell anyone the name until after the baby was born because she wanted to keep it a secret, I think it’s a personal choice.  I plan on registering for some items that are personalized with his name, so I can’t really hide the name even if I wanted to. 

    Post # 7
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We picked a name and I didn’t want to tell anyone. Darling Husband didn’t realize that and told his brother. We thought no big deal why would he ever mention it right? wrong! He told people at DH’s birthday party. 

    Post # 8
    1263 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We haven’t picked a name yet and probably won’t until the birth.  We’ll probably narrow it down to a few and decide after we see him.

    Post # 9
    2027 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @winniewolf:  Same here. I just don’t feel like I will know what his name will be until I see him. My husband feels the same way. So we’re actually going to go in with a bunch of different names and see what we come up with. I’m hoping this won’t backfire. 🙂

    Post # 10
    3363 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We have had a name picked out since before becoming pregnant.  We started telling people, and some loved it.  But then some, not so much.  We started getting a lot of crap about it.  So now it is remaining a secret from those who don’t know just so I don’t have to listen to anyone questioning it! 


    Post # 11
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We’ve had a name all picked out for ages, but we’re not telling anyone until the baby is born.  Call me superstitious, but I want to see a healthy baby outside of the womb before we give her a name.  People are constantly asking if we have a name, and I’m kind of surprised by how taken aback some of them are that we’re not sharing the name yet.  I thought this was a fairly common practice, but I guess maybe it’s not…

    Post # 12
    3671 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We had a name picked out for a boy and a girl before we found out the sex.  Our moms knew the names but nobody else did (although they kept asking).  We announced it when we found out it was a girl but still won’t tell anyone else what our boy name was (we’re saving it for later).  We actually have had all great responses to our name though. 

    Post # 13
    339 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    We told family and close friends and swore them to secrecy (though one referred to the baby by her name on Facebook so I had to delete it). Some love it, some don’t. But the good thing is that even the ones who weren’t too sure about it (like my mom) have gotten so used to saying it and calling the baby by her name that it’s grown on everyone.

    Post # 14
    607 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’ve already told my family a few of our favorites (like PP said, claiming it!) but I definitely won’t ‘announce’ it, like on facebook or anything. We have a few names that we love, but I doubt we will hard and fast have decided on one until we meet this future baby (not pregnant or TTC yet). 

    Also, we like one name that I know my parents will think is ‘weird’ so I’d rather not have to hear my mom wrinkling her nose about it, so that one we probably wouldn’t say until the baby was born, then there is nothing she can do about it and I don’t think she would say anything bad about it at that point. She didn’t care for my brother’s boy name choice (they didn’t find out the sex) and kept saying to me and my sisters that she hoped they had a girl so they wouldn’t use the boy name. They had a boy and now everyone loves the name 🙂

    I get a little uncomfortable when people announce the name on facebook– somehow it feels like bad luck or something. 

    Post # 15
    664 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    First we have to agree on a name! I think we’ll probably tell people once we’ve decided what the name will be. Neither of us is very good at keeping secrets.


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