Post # 1
We are choosing to keep our baby’s name a secret until she is born. It’s seems like most people share their name, though I do meet some people who keep it secret.
Just wondering how common our choice is.
Are you telling people the name or will it be a surprise?
Post # 3
@spraguebride: I would choose to keep it secret. I might mention some name ideas but nothing definite. This is mainly because I know some people who had their mind set on a name then after the baby was born they suddenly had a change of heart.
Post # 4
I think I’ve told a friend or two what I’d like to name a girl and a boy, but we’re all kinda hush hush about it because they don’t want someone else to take the name either. However, I do know people who started calling their son or daughter by their chosen name while in utero – as in at the point they got the ultrasound results at 16 weeks. So by the time the baby was born, it was totally old news. I guess that’s another way to go about it.
Post # 5
We had already named bub before he was born, we chose his name before we were even living together.
Post # 6
I’ve learned that some people just don’t think before they speak – so when it’s our time to have a liitle one, I’m keeping it secret except from my close friends. I don’t want anyone trying to 1) convince me out of choosing the name just because they have nothing better to fill their time with 2) give me tons of alternate names they like instead.
Yeh, we’re soooo keeping it secret!
Post # 7
We didn’t tell anyone, waited until after the birth. 🙂
Post # 8
Hard to say, because the due date is 6 weeks away and we still don’t have a name…sometimes I kind of wish we did because I am sick of people asking me about it.
I can see the value of keeping it quiet because some people just can’t be polite, or you might think you’ll change your mind, or a myriad of other reasons, but I have to admit I’ve kind of rolled my eyes at people in the past who said they were keeping it a secret. Anyways, I don’t know what I’ll do when I figure out a name- might not matter because I might have her before I know what we’ll name her…
Post # 9
We shared. We’re Team Green, so it’s either or with the names.LOL Some ppl had comments, but oh well. They commented on us being Team Green, so oh well.
I’ve learned ppl hate things that don’t let them add in their 2 cents on your child.LOL
Post # 10
We are both positive that we want to keep it a secret. So much so that we won’t even say what names we are thinking of. Maybe when we announce to our friends (next week) we’ll have to start saying names we like, but we won’t be sharing *the names.* This is because we like surprises and think it’s boring when people know the sex and name of your baby months before it’s born; and also, because we don’t want people’s opinions. When we fall in love with a name, and both agree, then that is what we will name our child/ren- whether our parents/friends/siblings/etc hate it or not. Our opinions may be swayed if we hear comments from them, and we simply don’t want that.
Post # 11
We told the 2 name options we’d settled on and the one we were leaning toward but I refused to say XYZ will be the name until I saw my baby. Things can change and I didn’t want anyone monogramming anything or offering “opinions” on my name choices.
Post # 12
Well if we were having a girl everyone would already know her name because everyone knows what I would like to name a little girl. However we are having a boy and we plan on not telling the name until after he gets here. Besides we haven’t chosen a name yet. Working on it and have a names narrowed down it is just not one picked out yet
Post # 13
Baby is due in 9 days- and we have told the grandparents the name, but no friends, co workers etc.
Post # 14
@MsMamaBear: what’s “Team Green”?
Post # 15
I wish we would have kept it a secret… I asked for opinions here about the name and I only told my parents and my brother.. and my husband told his mom and siblings. but I guess they aren’t good at keeping things to themselves because EVERYONE knows… next time we will go about things differently.
Post # 16
I’m due at the beginning of October, and we haven’t made a final decision yet, but we do have a short list. I’ve shared the short list with anyone who asks, BUT only once the person agrees to keep all comments on the names to herself. I really don’t want to know that one of the names I love was your dog’s name or the name of the girl you didn’t like in elementary school 🙂