(Closed) Did anyone keep their baby's name a secret?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 47
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We’ve been open with our names and have said “we’ve had these names picked out for more than 3 years and we love them!” We’ve gotten no negative comments. People have told us they’re beautiful names, they love the fact that we’re honoring loved ones, etc. Zero negativity. 

Post # 48
652 posts
Busy bee

Most couples I know do this, too. Understandably, as people have so much to say about names parents choose. I think it’s fun to do the big name reveal after the baby is born, too. Very exciting.

Post # 49
2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The moment I announced my pregnancy, I was getting name suggestions. Everyone has an opinion and frankly, I just don’t care about anybody’s opinion on this topic but DH’s. Our parents do know our current choices (and of course had suggestions on what would be even better) but I don’t plan on discussing names with anyone else.

Post # 50
764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@NowDontLetsBeSilly:  That’s hilarious because Addison is and should be a boy name- it means Son of Adam.  (My SO’s name is Addison, hence the trivia.  He finds it amusing when girls are given the name.)

Post # 51
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Fiance and I aren’t currently trying to concieve but we have talked baby names. I had never even thought of keeping the name a secret before his sister did with her daughter. Fiance really wants to, so that way we can change our minds and make a final decision once the baby is in our arms. I’m totally ok with it. 

Post # 52
467 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

yep totally not telling ayone the name. I think we are set for the name though.. but i dont want LO to come out and for us to be like.. um nahhhhhh you’re def not this name… Also i hate ppls opinions.. i really dont care if you love or hate the name.. or it reminds you of this person.. dont care at all.. But if you want to suggest a name that is fine. i will take it in the spirit you offered it, however dont feel bad that we dont use it.. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 53
999 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’d like to keep the name a secret. We have discussed girl and boy names. I’ve been told that you’ll know what your baby’s name wilk be the moment you see them. So I’ll be calling our baby a combo of our first names (like bennifer) until we meet him/her in 8 months…

Post # 54
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t want my friends to steal our names. I have friends who seem to love ideas loll lol so I’m going to keep them a secret until theyre born

Post # 55
265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

If you’re weird about monograms like me, keeping it a secret helps cut down on have your kid’s name plastered. on. everything. hahaha XD

Post # 56
726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am a little unsure if I can actually wait that long. I am so possessive over my baby names – I almost want to call dibs as soon as humanly possible! lol! My mother is super negative though so I could see why waiting would be a good idea!

Post # 57
2340 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We are not expecting, but we do plan on announcing the baby’s name as soon as we find out the gender. We already have names picked out for if/when we have a child so I have already told a few family members. Everyone loves the girl name, which is Alice Lee. However, with the boy name, Wesley Ralph, we’ve had mixed reactions. Some people LOVE it (because they know the men we’re naming him after) and some people hate it because it “sounds like an old man’s name!”. Considering he will be named after our grandpa’s that isn’t surprising. But when we tell them we’d call him Wes for short, they warm up to it. Smile 

Post # 59
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Here it’s pretty unusual to tell people the baby’s name before birth and it’s usually kept secret until the christening/other religious ceremony.

That’s what we did when DD was born. We were team green and didn’t tell anyone about the names we had picked out. She didn’t offically have a name until she was a month old.

Post # 60
992 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I mentioned to a former friend (former for reasons unrelated to the baby’s name, of course) that I loved the boy name Braiden Alexander and planned to use it if/when FH and I got pregnant. Neither of us was pregnant at the time, but I was trying. She began trying with her BF at the time, and ended up getting pregnant soon after. 9 months later, his name? Aiden Alexander. I try not to let it bother me, but it is a little frustrating. Therefore, we won’t be telling anyone our names until we give birth- this includes close friends & family. However, I’ve started disliking the -aden names (Cayden, jayden, etc) and I’m glad that I changed my mind, because the names have become extremely popular and I’m not a fan of popular names. ;P

Post # 61
2396 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m not pregnant, but I know I intend on keeping the name a secret until the birth. Just dont’ feel like listening to other people’s opinions ๐Ÿ™‚ If we decide on a name we both love, I don’t want anyone ruining it for us.

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