(Closed) How do/did you keep baby name secret?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

You could just say, “We’ll see.”  “I have a few in mind.”  Or smile and say, “Super secret :)” 

Post # 4
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I know exactly how you feel.

I just tell people we’re not completely sure – which is true because we’re still struggling with a middle name. Most of the time, they drop it after that but if they press the issue, I tell them that I don’t really want to tell people what we’re considering in case we end up changing our minds! 🙂

Post # 5
9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

“I don’t know…we’ll figure it out when he/she is born!”  “We’re not telling anyone so it will be a surprise.”  



Post # 6
3120 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@dreamocracy:  Don’t lie!  Just say “We’re having a ____!!  We aren’t sharing names until he/she comes but we’re so excited!”  I think it’s smart to wait…people won’t share their feelings once the baby is named but will have NOOOOO problem sharing and reacting when you tell them before baby comes….sure to make you feel like crap if it’s a little bit different!

However, I would either just not tell anyone or go ahead and tell everyone.  I think you do run the risk of hurting feelings if it gets out.

Post # 7
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m only 11 weeks, but my plan is just to say that we can’t completely decide until we see the baby. 

Post # 8
820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@dreamocracy:  I would just say, “We aren’t quite decided yet so we don’t want to say anything” You shouldn’t feel bad for not wanting to share. This is your baby, and you can decide to tell or not tell the name of your child. 

Post # 9
1760 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

A coworker announced what she was having for both children… But said “we aren’t telling anyone the name until she (and then he) is born”. Everyone respected that. 

Post # 10
6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We just said we narrowed down the names but won’t know til he got here. We did have 2 names and the name we were leaning towards is the name he is.

Post # 11
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 1994

Pick the 2 stupidest names you can find and when people ask tell them those names and be super excited about it!

For a boy – Xayven Ice

For a girl – Tondelaya Sapphire

They will get the hint or you’ll have fun discussing your choices till the end of your pregnancy!

Oh yeah congratulations!

Post # 12
782 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

We’ve been keeping our name a secret and so far it’s worked out. We call the baby “Pickles” (just another take on “Peanut” or something like that), so everyone calls it Pickles (now we’re just praying that nickname doesn’t stick once she’s born!). Our parents know the name we’ve picked out, but that’s it; it’s actually kinda funny listening to our friends and family try to guess what name we’ve picked for her. Luckily, everyone’s respected our decision to keep it a secret.

Post # 13
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

My SIL simply said that they were not revealing the name until after the birth. Why not just tell the truth?

Post # 14
1992 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@dreamocracy:  Don’t worry about hurting people’s feelings! Its YOUR baby!

My photographer’s got pregnant half way through my engagement and so I have freshly delt with this. I asked what they were going to name their girl baby and they simply said “Oh we’re keeping it a surprise! We haven’t even told our parents! Everyone is so excited to find out but we’re not telling until she arrives!” and I could not be more happy for her! 

I also think I had a friend do this as well but they let people know it was a boy and that his name was going to start with an “E” so they referred to him as “Baby E” and it wasn’t until he was born that they told people. No one had a problem and now people still call him Baby E lol

Don’t be afraid to keep it to yourself! There are very few genuine surprises in this life so I would totally keep onto it as long as possible because your baby (and their name!) is yours!!!

Post # 15
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I just smile and say, “I’ll be glad to tell you after he’s born.”  DH’s take is to tell them an absolutely ridiculous name (his personal favorite is Autonomous Zerjacob), though that almost backfired when his co-workers thought he was serious and almost put it on the baby shower cake…

Post # 16
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

 just say to people, we’re still not sure, there are so many great names to go by… however this always starts the “what about this name… converstaion”, or the “well dont name it this name …. conversation”. 

So just saying oh i think we’ll know it when we see the baby works wel cause people are less inclinded to give some names.. 

Or i suppose you could try to change the subject like “no we havent really been discussing names, we are more focussed on the nursery.. do you know how many different colours of grey/white/pink/blue there are?” and go from there..

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