(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 # 32
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think legally you have to do it within a certain time frame….i remember reading about it but cant remember what lol. Its either 6 months or 1 year, if not the govt steps in (does something or names them or…. ya cant remember the rule). (in canada)

    Post # 33
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    I thought of names I liked over a decade ago.  We agreed on them several months before I got pregnant.

    Post # 34
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    199 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Dh was the one that came up with the name for a boy. I came up with the name for a girl although it took a while. After the gender scan, we started referring to “him” by name. (Oh, and during some of the incidents of morning sickness, I’ve even used DS’s middle name against him.)

    My sister and her Fiance didn’t know what they were going to name their last kid until maybe the day after he was born.

    Post # 35
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I had the name Luca for a boy set in my mind for a while, even while TTC.  I’ve had my MIL/SIL tell me “just wait, you’ll probably change your mind” or “what if he doesn’t LOOK like a Luca?” doesn’t matter, we don’t plan on changing it at all!

    Post # 36
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I don’t think there is anything wrong with waiting. I do not know of any law that insists on a name prior to release from the hospital. Often parents want to see and get to know their baby a little before naming their child.

    You’ll know soon enough. Congrats on your new nephew!

    Post # 37
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Not a mother here, but after 4 days a compramise has to be made!  

    I plan on going team green.  My husband has a family name, so our first boy’s name is no hastle.  For a girl, I want to have a few names picked out, but to try not to name her until after she is born (like right after, not 1 or 2 or 4 days later!) 

    Post # 38
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    1153 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We almost left the hospital without naming the baby. We had her on a Wednesday night and named her Thursday afternoon close to discharge time. The birth clerk did tell us if we were undecided that she could send us home with the paperwork and we could figure it out and get back to them. I had a top 10 of names and after polling the nurses we got it down to our final choice, Reagan (like the president). I really felt like i needed to see the baby before I could give her a name. But now that I’ve named her I am pretty certain I’ve already picked out my future son’s name and any future girls. 

    Post # 39
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We are not finding out the sex, and I think that makes it a little harder to firm up a name, at least for us. I think we’ll go in to the birth with 2-3 boy/girl names that we agree could work, and then wait until we meet the baby. But I expect that after we meet the baby the decision will come pretty quickly. 

    Post # 40
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    It was a long process! We finally narrowed it down to three first and middle name combos when I was in my third trimester and decided to see which one best fit Dear Daughter once we had met her. We still didn’t know instantly the moment we saw her but we chose her name within an hour or two of her birth.

    Post # 42
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Lily_of_the_valley:  I’m surprised they were able to leave too! We could not leave until all paperwork was filled out. We actually named our (hypothetical at that point) babies on our honeymoon. 😉 We wanted 2 girls and a boy. So far we have our girl and I’m pregnant w our boy.

    Post # 43
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    BellaDee:  We called our baby “Sophie” bc we had decided that that was her name early on. So when she was born she looked like a Sophie simply bc we had been calling her that for months already! Now we are having a boy and it was decided that he would be named after my husband and thats pretty non negotiable as far as he’s concerned and I’m sure he’ll “look” like his name also. I’m sure your son will look like Luca bc you’ve already decided that that is who he is.

    Post # 44
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    560 posts
    Busy bee

    My SO’s mom waited 3 days to name his sister- they wouldn’t release her from the hospital until she did. They chose a good name too! it’s the same as mine 🙂

    Post # 45
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    I had my kids’ names picked out in high school. Luckily the names were not vetoed lol.

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