(Closed) SPINOFF: do most people prefer to have baby boys?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Which would you prefer?
    Boy : (118 votes)
    24 %
    Girl : (202 votes)
    41 %
    I genuinely would not care : (162 votes)
    33 %
    I don't plan to have children : (11 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 47
    2542 posts
    Sugar bee

    I would be happy with either, but if I had to choose a preferance, I lean towards wanting a boy first. I have and older brother so that may influence it. Also, I didn’t have the greatest relationship with my mom growing up, so I am somewhat concerned I would have a poor relationship with a daughter.

    Darling Husband would prefer a girl as his mom had two boys, and DH’s brother has a son. He wants to give Mother-In-Law a girl baby to do girly things with and buy girly clothes for lol

    Post # 48
    1063 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

    My first child was a girl and I would prefer the next one to be as well. Girls are just adorable. But I have 8 brothers, I am the only girl. Fiance has a son as well so I would prefer a girl as there are just too many males around me.

    Post # 49
    1002 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’ve never cared, but my best friend recently had a son.  I don’t plan on having children, but she told me that if I ever did, I would have to have a daughter, so that there would be a chance our kids would end up together.  Undecided  I asked her, “But what if he likes guys/she likes girls?”  She gave up.  So I guess I wouldn’t care if I had a boy or a girl.

    Post # 50
    3314 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I want a living baby.  That’s all.  Boy or girl doesn’t matter to me.  I found out recently that I’m having a girl and I’m ECSTATIC, but I’d be equally ecstatic if I’d found out it’s a boy.  🙂

    Post # 51
    6065 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    @dodgercpkl:  I used to want a girl SO badly, but the further I get into my pregnancy, I feel just like you do! 🙂

    Post # 52
    113 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We’ve got 2 girls and i love it!  my dh would like a boy if we decide to have a 3rd in the future, just ’cause he feels out numbered (even our cats are girls!) we’d both be happy with another healthy baby though of whichever sex.

    Post # 53
    473 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    these opinions are all so fascinating! Like, where does the desire for an older brother even come from? 

    I think we’re only gong to try for one kid and I hope it’s a girl. I would be fine with a boy because I know Darling Husband would love love love a boy but it’s def not my preference. I feel like women generally have a capacity to love so much, more than men. So I feel that a daughter would be more likely to have a strong love for her mother. Also, my relationship with my mum is …complex and I would like to try to show any daughter a lot of love and be a more involved parent. 

    Post # 54
    279 posts
    Helper bee

    I have 3 nephews and no nieces so far, so we could use a girl in the family. Other than that, I really wouldn’t have a preference.

    Post # 55
    96 posts
    Worker bee

    We were only blessed with one child.  At the time (28 years ago), I wanted a girl for myself, but a boy for my dear old dad, who had 3 daughters and always wanted a boy.


    Since I only had one (not by choice), I am THRILLED that it was a girl.  I couldn’t imagine not having my daughter. We are best friends.  She is simply an amazing, smart, compassionate, talented and beautiful young woman and I can’t even believe sometimes that we raised someone so wonderful.  We have SO much in common and do a lot together and always enjoy each other’s company.


    I had a very emotionally and physically abusive mother and it took YEARS to accept our relationship for what it was.  Sometimes I think God went out of his way to make sure our relationship with our daughter would be the exact opposite of what I had.


    My husband would have loved a second child to be a boy, but it just never happened for us.  Our daughter and him are also very close – he’s a wonderful dad and couldn’t imagine not having a daughter now.


    We’re getting the son we never had in the form of a fantastic son-in-law to be!


    Post # 56
    434 posts
    Helper bee

    Girl! My SO actually likes the idea of having an older sister role model based on sibling relationships he’s seen in his life. I also have two of the most adorable but rambunctious nephews and would love to have a calmer girl first. Not that girls are always calm, but the girls in my family tend to be less active as toddlers. I can barely just watch them play together without getting exhausted from it!

    Also, as scary as it is to raise a girl today, I have this dream of raising a strong, independent healthy daughter who knows what she’s worth in the world. My mom is one of my best friends and we have a great relationship, so I’d love to have a relationship like that with my daughter.

    Post # 57
    4524 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I’ve always imagined myself having daughters, but I wouldn’t mind a little boy at all.

    ETA: FI’s family is dominated by girls, so I’m sure they’d be thrilled with a boy. My family would probably prefer a girl

    Post # 58
    7778 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    When i had my first baby I didn’t have much preference- and got a girl.  For my second child, I really wanted another girl- and got one.  I’m sure its because I have 2 girls already- but I really dislike the idea of boys.  If we had another baby I would want a 3rd girl.  Darling Husband loves girls and doesn’t want a boy.

    Post # 59
    1475 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We want a boy first, just to ensure we have at least one boy I guess. Ideally, I would want 2 boys and and 1 girl. I would be unhappy with all girls.

    Post # 60
    1213 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2004

    I really wanted a boy.  Then I had a girl – and then couldn’t imagine life without a little girl.  My second is a boy.

    Post # 61
    3765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    We only want one kid, and I hope it’s a boy because I want to be a “soccer mom.” I know a girl can be just as athletic, but there is something about having a car full of boys going to the game that I love.

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