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

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
1949 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

When people ask me about names, I typically tell them that we have one of each in mind, but that we aren’t sharing them with anyone. I find offering that inforation up front cuts people off before they get a chance to ask. I’ve only had one person say something about it, but she’s a good friend and was just joking around. No one has acited although they were offended. 

Post # 18
622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn

We literally just tell people the truth… we’re not telling anyone the name until our baby is born. It hasn’t been a problem at all so far. And I think the smplest route is always the best. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 20
1172 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I was hoping to keep our name a secret but hubby wants to tell… I would just say you haven’t decided on anything yet or that you want to wait until you meet the baby to pick a name.  I know several people that really didn’t settle on a name until the baby was born.  I’ve just been telling people we haven’t decided on any names yet.  I don’t really want to start giving them our options because I don’t want input from certain family members ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 21
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You can just tell people that “we will see once he is born” or even just tell them you want to keep the name between you two. I have had friends announce names, only to change the name a few weeks later as they weren’t happy with it. Take your time and don’t listen to the pressure of others to tell.

We get asked all the time what babys name will be. I’m 36 weeks and this baby actually doesn’t have a name yet. When I say we haven’t decided, I get the “well what are your top choices”, which I respond with “we have a list of 20+ and are currently unsure”. Usually that stops the questions.

I know people want to find out in advance, but don’t feel bad telling people you aren’t telling. I think it annoyed my ILs for awhile, but they got over it. My response is that I found out the sex and told everyone, so I can have one freaking secret until the end. I do wish we waited on finding out the sex, as I kinda wish I didn’t know.


Post # 22
1244 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@crayfish:  We said the same thing.  We said we wanted to see the baby to see what name fit.  No one gave us any grief about it.

Post # 23
5473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We tell people we haven’t 100% decided just yet, which is true since we decided not to find out the baby’s gender.  When people press further (eh hem, Mother-In-Law…) I politely say “We have a few we like, but we aren’t sharing right now”.  It’s firm, but not rude at all.

Post # 24
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I just say, “We’re not sharing.” No one has questioned it.

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