(Closed) Sharing baby name or keeping it secret

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Are you sharing the baby's name or keeping it secret?
    We are telling people the name : (35 votes)
    35 %
    We are waiting to tell until after baby is born : (66 votes)
    65 %
  • Post # 47
    2201 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Our current plan for when we get PG is to find out the baby’s sex, but not tell anyone (I don’t need a bunch of pink frilly clothes if we have a girl). So that automatically takes us out of the running to share a name, because that would probably give it away.

    Post # 48
    7776 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I think we’ll probably tell people. I’m a total nerd and I get really excited about thing and keep them secret. If people try to criticize it, oh well. Not their kid.

    Post # 49
    2495 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    I think that whenever we find out that I’m pregnant, we’ll find out the sex and pick out a name, but I really want to keep both a secret.  I want to know, but I would rather decorate and have neutral clothing so that I can reuse a lot of it with our next babies.  I want to keep everyhing fairly gender neutral so it lasts longer and I can use everything with all our kids.

    Post # 50
    60 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I agree with some of the pp.  My husband and I are keeping our choices to ourselves until after we name the baby.  I’ve had too many friends who weren’t able to name their child what they had wanted to thanks to people not knowing when to keep their mouths shut.  I figure it’s much harder to criticize a name when the name is attached to a cute little baby.

    Post # 51
    828 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    We’ve started telling people. Once we landed on a name we liked the feeling of calling him by that name and didn’t want to try to hide it. 

    Post # 52
    3586 posts
    Sugar bee

    @elliestan: I know someone answered, but it’s rude to not answer since you asked me.LOL Not finding out til birth. 🙂

    Post # 53
    10285 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Not going to lie, I totally hate it when people do this. It’s your kid and all so do what you want to do but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. 🙂

    There’s no way I’d be able to keep it a secret from everyone. I don’t think I’d go as far as making it “facebook official” but I’d definitely tell our nearest and dearest. 

    Post # 54
    2561 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    When I eventually get pregnant, we will be team green, so we won’t know for sure what the name will be, and we are also the types of people that will likely be deciding between 2 or 3 names for either gender until after the baby is born. We might share the options we are throwing around though.

    Post # 55
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee

    we waited until our baby shower to announce it

    Post # 56
    6891 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    In the very distant future, I think we’ll keep it to family and close friends. No posting all over facebook or anything. If you need to know my baby’s name, then you should probably be someone I regularly see and/or talk to. Lol.

    Post # 57
    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I was pregnant at the same time as my sister in law.. We told everyone and she chose not to. Ironically no one said anything bad about our daughter’s name (Libby-Jane) but once she was born that same sister in law asked my inlaws “did they decide to keep the same name? I’m not really a fan of it” This from the girl that didn’t tell anyone her son’s name because she didn’t want criticism… Her son was born this week and we’re not fond of his name (Anderson James) but of course we’ll never say that to anyone besides each other…

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