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

posted 6 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 # 16
    6889 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011


    Lily_of_the_valley:  That was my SIL/BIL nephew didnt have a name for about a week and half.  They finally settled on a name which I hate but whatever not my kid.

    Ours we had 2 names picked out and while in labor we said well which one and chose the one he is named

    Post # 17
    5659 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think if we were having a girl we’d have decided on Aubrey long long ago. But, we’re having a boy, and are 34.5 weeks and still no name decided on. I’d be ok picking something after he’s here as long as we do it before we sign the BC, but my husband does not like that idea at all and wants to pick something. Too bad he is the WORST at decision making and every suggestion he takes a week to him and haw about.

    Post # 18
    9823 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think we finally decided around 38 weeks.

    Post # 19
    3875 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I haven’t had any children, but I already know that this will be me with our first daughter. I have had a boy’s name picked out long before Fiance even came into the picture, but luckily he loves it, so regardless of what he looks like, our first son will be Harrison Hemingway. As for a girl, I flip flop on the daily as to what name we like. We have a list of five that I kind of cycle through in terms of what is my favorite, and after that five, probably another five that I will throw into the mix sometimes. We have our first girl middle name chosen, Mariana, and instead of eliminating any names, we found every name we like sounds awesome with that, especially with FI’s last name, so we’re still torn.

    Fiance and I have talked about the possibility that we will most likely be going home with an unnamed baby girl, haha, especially because my biggest fear is us choosing a name after we find out the sex, have things monogrammed, get gifts with a name on it, and then change our minds in the delivery room. Totally irrational and completely jumping the gun as we are at least two years out from TTC, but these are the things I think about sometimes.

    So four days does not sound that extreme to me, actually. I think in certain cases you need to see what a baby looks like and what their personality is like before settling on a name.

    Post # 20
    2574 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We do not have any children yet, but if we have a girl her name was chosen years ago. Her name will be Alice Lee. Boy names, however, we discuss a lot and just recently agreed on Leon. This is the first name we have EVER agreed on in the almost 9 years we’ve been together! We’ll see if it sticks when we are expecting though lol

    Post # 21
    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

    We narrowed it to three names but named her two days after her birth. My labor was so fast that it seemed right to let her still percolate some potential energy for a bit while we decided. The baby doesn’t know the difference, so what’s the big deal?

    Post # 23
    63 posts
    Worker bee

    I don’t have any (yet), but my parents took a good week or two (I can’t remember) to name me πŸ™‚ They had a boy name picked out, and didn’t know until arrival that it was a girl. Everyone and their mother had their opinions, and I guess they were just a little overwhelmed. In the end my dad went, got my birth certificate and put “Anna” on it and showed everyone πŸ˜€ I think it’s a pretty funny story actually. Don’t worry too much about it, I guarantee you they WILL name the kiddo eventually, and their boy will be just fine πŸ™‚ 

    Post # 24
    11 posts

    I had decided before I was even 12 weeks (even before I knew the sex) but my partner HATED the name – so I just kept on calling bubs that to annoy him. Once we’d found out we were having a boy that name I’d chosen originally just stuck πŸ™‚

    Post # 25
    1401 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We had settled on everything except for one of our twins’ middle names by the time they were born. I felt like it was a major deer in the headlights moment when we went to announce the birth and we ended up going with a middle name that we wish we hadn’t gone with. That’s how Pip got Winter for a middle. Philippa Winter and Vivienne Gray. 

    Oh, we also ended up switching their names about 12 hours after they were born. They just looked like their names should be the other way around! Made the nurses furious as they’d already done the paperwork with the original names, so they ended up calling then A and B to avoid confusion. πŸ™

    Post # 26
    9134 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Lily_of_the_valley:  Time to play Name the Baby Survivor style.  Invite everyone over and give them the name options so they can vote.  The name with the most votes wins.

    Post # 27
    850 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I know loads of people who’s babies have remained nameless for up to a couple of weeks. I think you have 2 weeks to register the birth (in the UK at least) so up until then you can procrastinate to your heart’s desire.

    Post # 29
    3875 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Lily_of_the_valley:  Oh, I love that name! That was my second favorite boy name after Harrison, but Fiance has a cousin named Rowan that he isn’t particularly fond of…so it went to the wayside. My best friend plans on using it as a middle name for her son, though! πŸ™‚

    Post # 30
    9686 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I really like Rowan. Unfortunately our last name has a bunch of Rs so that eliminated a bunch of R names I loved! womp womp.

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