(Closed) Baby name sharing (this is long, sorry!)

posted 7 years ago in Names
  • poll: Should couples share baby names, or is it too risky?

    Share with everyone, and ignore everyone's opinions

    Share with everyone, but tailor baby names toward popular opinion

    Share w/a limited circle of people that are very important to the couple, & ignore their opinions

    Share w/a limited circle of people that are very important to the couple, & tailor names to opinions

    Only share with one or two people the couple considers are 'safe'

    Don't share with anyone. This is a private and intimate decision only to be made by mom & dad.

    Wait until you have THE name picked out, people won't poo poo a name you've already 'settled' on!

    Other (explain!)

  • Post # 18
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We will not be sharing our baby name before it is born.  People are going to have their opinions no matter WHAT, and they’re more likely to keep them to themselves after the name is set in stone.  I’m not letting someone’s opinion of a name I love make me doubt my choice.

    Post # 19
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    1938 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I love discussing baby names with my mom. So i think she will know. But as for everyone else I will try to keep it under wraps. I don’t usually care what people think though, so who knows! 

    Post # 20
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    To each their own, people will feel like sharing baby names or not.  It is just the matter of don’t get all butthurt if someone doesn’t like a baby name you do like. 

    Post # 22
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    If you share a baby name without already having had made up your mind, and being clear that you have, you WILL always get opinions. 

    Once you have made a decision, and you say “this is what we have chosen” people are much less likely to question you or be rude. It would EXTRA rude to question you at that point. 

    My personal opinion on holding out until birth, is that its kind of dramatic.

    Post # 23
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    1348 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I think we will share beforehand. We both love the names so much I don’t think we could be swayed. 

    So if people talk smack about it, oh well. I just really cannot imagine someone telling me that I can’t name my child a certain name. 

    If I want to name my kid LongDongDuck Dynasty (last name) that’s my choice. Other people don’t get a say. 

    Post # 24
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My older sister didn’t share baby names until my nephews were born. No gender and no name knowledge, the birth was so exciting…even though we are in two different countries!

    I am quite different from her. However, a few months ago DH and I brought up our boys name in conversation, my mom overheard and went on a rant about how horrible it is. I’ve decided since then that when the time comes we will keep the names private.

    Also, I like the idea of the baby not having a name until it is born. I personally don’t like when people say “Baby Emilia is kicking today”. I know this is so strange, it might be to do with seeing my sisters situation where we never referred to her fetuses by name!

    Post # 25
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    In my opinion, I don’t really care what other people say. For the most part, even though we are not ttc yet, we have picked our first choice names, I’ve talked to people about it, and if they haven’t liked it the auto response is usually, “well, I don’t care, I love it, and it will be the cutest kid ever!” Same kind of went for my best friend, they named their son Tucker, and many people joked about it, one night a few of us were hanging out and her DH was talking about something realted and said “So what, people are already gonna call him ‘Tucker the Fucker’ I don’t care”.  It’s one of those situations were if you are the type of person who can let things roll off their back go for it, tell the world and be proud of the name you choose, or not either, it’d be kinda like team green but for a name… Idk.

    Post # 27
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    5658 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

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    @TwoStatesBride:  If you have people like that in your family, then he’s probably right that it’s best to wait to share. I guess I should clarify that when i say it’s dramatic to hold out until the very end, I mean when people do do it for drama, to get a reaction, to be like HERE’S OUR BABY! IT’S NAME IS JIMJOEJANE YAY!

     

    Post # 28
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

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    @TwoStatesBride:  lol! I’ll run it by DH, we might be having twins so maybe we can use the name we already picked and that one! 😉 

    Post # 30
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

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    @TwoStatesBride:  I can relate. I am SURE my Mother-In-Law will wig out as well, she is TOTALLY the overbearing type. DH and I already have names picked and we are only 7 weeks along. Even before we conceived DH mentioned to people he really liked the name Henry and everyone freaked saying it was “too overdone!” 

    Well, I don’t give a crap! The last name starts with an H and the middle name will be Grant so I think Henry Grant H sounds awesome and everyone else can bite me!

    Also, if we have a girl name I am sure people will have the same kind of reaction! 

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