(Closed) How long did it to take you to name your baby? (Poll)

posted 4 years ago in Babies
  • poll: How long did you wait to name your baby?
    Knew instantly : (20 votes)
    29 %
    Shopped around but settled pretty quickly : (21 votes)
    30 %
    Long drawn out battle but before birth : (13 votes)
    19 %
    Shortly after the baby was born : (11 votes)
    16 %
    Several days after baby was born : (4 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 2
    810 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We decided on both girl and boy names around 16 weeks. I’m 18 weeks today, had my anatomy scan yesterday and officially will have little Hannah Claire in 22 weeks (hopefully she cooks that long!!). Some people have a much harder time than others. But 4 days after birth, that seems a little extreme to me personally. But to each her own. It’s a name they need to love forever.

    Post # 3
    6110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013


    I’ve never had a child but damn! 4 days! They seriously need to get over themselves and come to an agreement already. I’d imagine that at this point they’re probably saying “no” to each other’s suggestions out of spite. There are too many names in the world to not agree on one.

    Post # 5
    7437 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Once we found out we were having a girl at 18 weeks, we started thinking about names more seriously. We settled on either Riley or Peyton, but wanted to wait until she was born to fully decide. Everyone was pulling for the name to be Riley, and I liked Riley better too. Darling Husband was on the fence, liking both. After she was born, it took us about 2 minutes to decide she was Riley Paige ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 6
    794 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest

    My SO’s brother and SIL had their fourth child two summers ago and she was nameless for a few days ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Sometimes the baby’s personality needs to help decide! I’m sure they’ll decide soon… hopefully!! 

    Post # 7
    810 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Lily_of_the_valley:  Thanks! Yes it is our first ๐Ÿ™‚

    I had a family member say we needed to wait until baby was born to see if the name fit, but we decided against that. To us, it helps with bonding with baby and preparing for her to be able to call her by name and refer to her as Hannah, instead of just Baby

    Post # 8
    1439 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Our baby was getting named the same name either way, so she was named as soon as I got a positive test! Her middle name was decided at the hospital when my husband was filling out her birth certificate. I was tired and about 12 hours in to labor and told him, “Just name her!” He sure did. Poor girl has a big long name!

    Post # 9
    7524 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We decided pretty quickly once we found out the gender- so I would say we were sure by 20 to 22 weeks or so.

    Post # 10
    1533 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    No kids yet here, but my parents took a few days to name me.  I went home as Baby Girl Lastname.    I think you can pretty much do whatever you want as far as a naming timeline goes!

    Post # 11
    1660 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    We are team green, so we have a couple names that we like for each gender… We’ll probably wait until the baby is born to fully decide.  But we have a few favorites that we agree on. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 12
    1531 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I dont have any kids yet – but my Darling Husband and I both agreed on a girls name and boys name already.  We have major baby fever.

    My SIL and her Darling Husband struggled with a name for baby #2 – but luckily he was only nameless for a day.  A friend of mine and her Darling Husband couldnt decide on a name for baby #3 until after they got home from the hospital.  It must get harder as you have more kids.

    Post # 13
    834 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

    Lily_of_the_valley:  Darling Husband has always wanted a boy named Titus. I don’t love it, but he really really wants it so I gave in pretty quickly on that one. He’s leaving the middle name up to me. I’m 13 weeks right now and we have no idea on a girls name yet. 

    Post # 14
    8879 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i’m sure we will narrow it down, but won’t pick a name until the baby is born.  honestly i could see not naming the baby right away, but 4 days sounds too long.  i know it happens.

    my high school job was at a medical supply company.  i remember babies needing equipment and there were many baby boy [last name] and baby girl [last name] in the system.

    Post # 15
    2493 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We picked out a name for our Dirty Delete as soon as we found out we were expecting ‘her’ at our gender scan. Come to think of it, all my close friends/family have all chosen names before their babies were born.

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