Post # 1
I have a son, and am pregnant with our second child. With my son, I was pretty relaxed about picking a name, and just kind of waited til we figured it out. We just found out I’m having a girl last week, and I’m so, so thrilled. I’m not far into the second trimester, but as soon as I knew it was a girl I felt like I HAD to pick her name. I’m a little worried if I pick a name now, I may change my mind. How far along were you when you decided on a name? Any regrets? Did you change your mind later on in the pregnancy?
Post # 2
- Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard
I’m in the middle of pregnancy with our first but I started thinking of names for both once we hit week 12 or so. We think it’s going to be a girl but baby wasn’t too cooperative at the ultrasound so I don’t want to be unprepared if she turns into he upon delivery lmao.
Post # 3
We had been tossing around names since we got our BFP. We have our girl names picked out (2, just in case) and were struggling with a boys name.
After we found out we were having a boy, it took us about a week to really settle on a name. So, I guess we were set on a name around 21.5 weeks or so.
I love being able to call our son his name, and refer to him as such! We won’t be changing his name. Luckily, in our attempts to settle on a boys name this time around, we actually came up with a second option if we were to have a second son – so that’s cool!
Post # 4
As soon as we found out at my NT scan around 12 weeks that we were having a baby boy, DH and I immediately had a frontrunner for his name and started calling him that. BUT (other than my BFF here on Weddingbee!), we haven’t told anyone — don’t want any opinions or judgments even though his name isn’t anything special snowflakey. We’re still somewhat keeping our eyes and ears open for a name we might like better, but at this point, I doubt we’ll end up changing our mind.
DH’s parents had his name picked out long before he was even conceived and stuck with it. My parents were the opposite and I didn’t have a name until a few weeks after I was born (they wanted to meet me first). There’s no right or wrong. Even if you pick a name now, until the ink is dry on the birth certificate, you can always change your mind!
Post # 5
I knew before I got pregnant!
Post # 6
Negative 2 years, ha!
We had both a boy and girl name picked out before we even got married. I’m currently pregnant with our first (a boy), so we’ll see what happens if we end up having another boy…
Post # 7
If it was a boy, it would be named after DH, so that didn’t take much brainstorming. We came up with the girl name pretty early in the pregnancy, in the first trimester.
Post # 8
See, I feel the same way. Picking a name for her makes her feel more real. And I want to think of her as an individual, a reality, if that makes sense.
I am really superstitious for some reason about telling anyone the name. I was like this with my last pregnancy too. I am 90% sure I’ve already decided, but am also going to keep my options open just in case.
Post # 9
Oh wow. I used to write so I’ve had a names list for…well, forever. But I find my tastes change as time passes. I did have a girl name picked out which I loved, and still love. But it’s since gone from uncommon to a super popular name, and I had to reconsider. 😩😩
Post # 10
We had our names picked since we started dating but I did go back and fourth a bit when I was early on. Ultimately we decided on the boy name immediately and then I settled on our girl name around 10 weeks.
Post # 11
I’m currently 10w2d with our first. We’ve had a girls name picked out for years and a boys middle name for just as long. Earlier this year we discussed a boys first name and ultimately settled on one. I don’t think the names will change – all of them (first and middle) are the names of family who are very important to us, so it’s the sentimentality as much as the name that is driving our decision. If this one is a girl, we’ll save the boys name (and vice versa).
We do have other names that we like – I think we’ll wait until a bit further through pregnancy to name a second girl or boy or that we’d even have a couple of names picked out and see what one fits best. These names are not family names, so I think we’re less attached to them.
Post # 12
I was one day post birth lol. We were told we were having a girl and had a boy, so we had not talked about boy names! We both have a really hard time with boy names but his cake to us quite easily once he was here 🙂
Post # 13
I’m currently pregnant with our first. We had a boy name picked out for a long time that we both agreed on, but no girl name. We had a tentative girl name we sort of agreed on, that I wasn’t sold on. We found our we’re having a boy so it was pretty much a moot point. We didn’t even consider other boy names. Had it been a girl I can totally see us battling it out to the end, simply because we just don’t agree on good girl names.
Post # 14
Same for me. He feels much more real now that we call him by his name, or refer to his things with his name. Nugget was our nickname, and while I think it’s adorable, there’s something to be said about calling our little guy by his name.
I think it made it more real for DH too. He uses our son’s name more than me it feels.
FWIW, we’re keeping the name to ourselves too. DH is going to announce his name to both families once he’s born, and I think he’s taking a bit of pride in that. He’s quite excited to introduce him, so who am I to take it away? I know he’ll be able to introduce him either way, but I don’t know, he seems to beam with pride when he talks about it. Lol, men!
Post # 15
Oh wow!! That must have been quite a surprise. Now you’re making me think I might need a boys name as a backup, just in case they missed a penis. 😂