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

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
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Bumble bee

We started talking about it right away but didn’t decide until 4 or 5 months 

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’m almost in my 3rd trimester and still haven’t decided. It’s soo hard!!

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We decided on our names around 10 weeks. Still early on now (coming up on 14 weeks) but we’re pretty set in our choices. We are team green, so we have one boy and one girl name chosen. 

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We started talking about names around the time I was 6 months pregnant. We were team green and finally had it narrowed down to 3 boys names and 3 girls names about 3 weeks before the due date. We decided on her name the morning after she was born. 

(We struggled with infertility and have experienced a lot of tragic pregnancy and infant losses in our friends and family, so my husband was not “counting his chickens”, so to speak. It was like pulling teeth to get him to talk names after 6 months, but I think our daughter has the perfect name for her and I’m happy with how we named her.)

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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des- :  With my first baby, we came up wtih a boy name as soon as we started TTC, but stayed on the lookout in case we came across something we liked better (we didn’t). We settled on a girl name at 20 weeks but didn’t love it, and never thought of something better. We ended up having a boy. With my second pregnancy we found out he was a boy at 11 weeks and came up with a name soon after. Never had a girl name for him and I have no idea what we would’ve named a girl! Congrats and happy naming!

Post # 23
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Busy bee

Since my DH and I have been dreaming about having children since before we even got married, we had a bunch of names in mind. While we were dating, we had already started sharing names and making a list of all the ones we both liked…so when I got pregnant, it was as easy peasy as taking a peek at the list and picking our top favorite (for both genders). So, if my little girl is in fact a little boy, we already have a backup boy name ready to go 😉 

It wasn’t until last week (37 weeks into pregnancy) that we finally settled on a middle name, though…lol.  

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I think girl names are so much harder to decide on than boy’s names! DH and I knew what we’d have named DD if she was a boy while we were TTC, but I was around 30 weeks before we settled on a girl’s name we could both agree on. 

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I’m 10 weeks and we have no idea, we only briefly talked about names once and that was more just throwing some around.

I feel like I’d want to seriously discuss names once we find out what were having which will probably be at 18 weeks. I kind of want to get a chance to feel more connected to the baby..even though I’m not sure if there is a big difference in 10 and 18 weeks? I mean, I don’t think I’ll be feeling any movement yet. Lol.

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

With our daughter it comes pretty easily and set since 20w. But now I’m 21w for a boy and we are still haven’t agree on any names yet. Already changed mind 2 times lol.

Post # 29
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Bee Keeper

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des- :  ummm… we picked the name for our son about an hour after he was born.  To be fair to us, we did have a list of some feasible name choices, though.  I’m actually not keen on picking a definitive name beforehand because they might pop out looking like someone else.  On the other hand, if we have a daughter someday, I already have a name figured out for her and I’m not sure anything else will do.

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

We’ve had favorite boy and girl names lined up for years Hahaha. I’m only 11 weeks with number one and we might end up changing our minds but I doubt it.

Doesn’t matter anyway as we’re not telling anyone the gender or name before birth 🙂 

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