(Closed) How far along were you when you decided on a name?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
3148 posts
Sugar bee

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
8514 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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 # 6
6368 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

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
6331 posts
Bee Keeper

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 # 10
9754 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

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
2359 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

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
3928 posts
Honey bee

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
6311 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
3148 posts
Sugar bee

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des- :  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!

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