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

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 62
8482 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We’re not TTC yet but I think we will be keeping the name a secret. My mom is extremely opinionated on that sort of thing and has pretty much no filter with me. Her and my dad pretty much ruined the first song we had picked for our first dance lol. I don’t think Mother-In-Law would be so blunt, but I can already imagine her “fake” reaction if she didn’t like it haha.

Post # 63
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

I’m not pregnant, and I’ve tossed off name ideas to family members and friends. But I have decided that once I’m pregnant – I’m not telling ANYONE the name. I may tell initials if people want to monogram gifts or something.

I would never dream to give unsolicited name advice or to criticize a name someone has chosen. The name my SIL chose for her baby, I think, is dreadful. But when she told me face-to-face, I just smiled and nodded. I couldn’t pull off a “That’s so nice!” without sounding completely insincere. I’m sure she can gather from my reaction (and FI’s) that we weren’t thrilled about it, but again – not our baby, not our business. The humorous part of this is, though, that SIL and Mother-In-Law will be the very first to criticize any name I choose for my baby. No mercy for the merciful.

Needless to say, they won’t be finding out until the kid’s here.

I also plan to keep my pregnancy a secret for as long as possible. I’d be happiest if I could do it until we know the baby’s sex – again, spares me from unsolicited advice from the in-laws for as long as possible – but we’ll see.

Post # 64
360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Like what everyone else has said, when it’s time that my hubby and I are having a baby we’ll be keeping it secret – people like to judge before the baby is born but then once its born and has a name the focus isnt really on the name its on the baby 🙂

Post # 65
490 posts
Helper bee

@ellebeerob:  I am not pregnant nor do I have a child yet, but when I do get pregnant we will not be telling ANYONE the babys name (maybe other than my side of the family lol) My SO has very “opinionated” family members, I know this because when his brothers wife was pregnant they were throwing around baby names and his mother literally said “Ew that name is horrible….” The name is our choice (mine and my SO), no one elses, so I don’t want to be stressed out with everyones negativity on a name I choose that they don’t like- it’s not for them to like anyway.

Post # 67
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Once we find out the sex we will tell just immediate family and a few close friends.  We know wayyyy too many people who are pregnant right now and I wouldn’t put it past any of them to take our name (not that everyone will like our names, I’ve just seen it happen so many times). 

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