Post # 1
Just curious when those that will/did not find out the gender started discussing names with SO? I know a lot of people wait until they find out the gender, but if you’re not going to and have the task of choosing names for both genders, when do you normally begin to come up with ideas?
Post # 3
We’re due in August, and we’ve already got both names picked out!! 🙂
Post # 4
We started discussing at the beginning of the second trimester, and chose our two names shortly after beginning the discussion.
Post # 5
We were trying for a while, so we had talked about names a bit before even getting pregnant. We stopped talking about it during the first trimester, because we didn’t want to settle on favorite names and then have them associated with a lost pregnancy. We started short lists for both boy and girl names at the beginning on the second trimester. We’re fairly settled on a boy name, but we’ll probably go in with one or two names for each sex, and see which one fits the baby.
Post # 6
@rlfs0510: We had both names before getting pregnant.
Post # 8
Thanks for the responses! I just started the second trimester so I know there is still plenty of time, but it worries me that DH will not even discuss it seriously. If I or anyone else asks about it, he either completely shuts down or throws out something totally ridiculous. It really helps to know that many people start thinking about it early, not at the hospital after the baby is born like DH would probably prefer. I’ll wait a few more weeks to bring it up again and see if he is more to discussion. I’m hoping he is not going to make me come up with a list that he can choose from.
Post # 9
Us too … we have girl and boy first names that we love and will likely have a few more contenders when the time comes. We’re not expecting but we love chatting about potential names!
Post # 10
We were Team Green the first time around. We each made our own lists of girl/boy names. Then we vetoed. Then combined the list and vetoed again. Then I polled you guys and we threw out the bottom name of each gender. We were left with 4 names for each gender. Seriously. This was way late in the game. Luckily, when she was born half the names were off the table. 🙂 One didn’t fit her so we were down to three. Yeah, she met her grandparents without a name. No big deal. We’re 20 weeks this time around and know it’s a boy. Have we even started talking names? Nope.
Post # 11
We have started the list (Due in September). My plan is to go in with a list of our favorites of each and just see what suits him/her best.