Post # 47
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
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
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
@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
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
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.. 🙂
Post # 53
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
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
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
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
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.
Post # 58
We aren’t announcing the baby’s name and won’t even give people our top 10 lists (we haven’t decided on a name yet anyway). People are just so darn rude! The one friend I was worried about choosing the same name or a similar name as us just announced their name, and its totally different. Our names on our list aren’t even in the top 500 so I’m not really worried about someone stealing it or using it first…However, the fact that the names aren’t popular makes me worry about negative opinions of them since they’re uncommon.
I will, however, give my mom the initials because she loves a monogram as much as I do 🙂 I found some monogrammed bottle labels last night that I’m in love with 🙂
Post # 59
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
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
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 🙂 If we decide on a name we both love, I don’t want anyone ruining it for us.