(Closed) When did you decide on a baby name?

posted 4 years ago in Names
Post # 2
773 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Carmen\'s Lakeview

We got married in July. We started talking about baby names a little prior to that but in December we actually selected which names we like. We chose 2 for a boy and 2 for a girl. We are incorporating some family names, but also ones that we like in general. We plan to start TTC later this year (late this year/early next year) and I’ve had major baby fever since about September! haha It’s hard to be patient but just making a list of things that I want to have accomplished before TTC and slowly crossing those things off the list, so I know it’s one step closer to TTC. 

The names we selected are:
1. Tyler James Douglas
2. Jack William

1. Haley Anne Elizabeth
2. Emily Marie (although not 100% on Emily just yet)

Post # 3
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

When my ex and I got pregnant (29 years ago) we decided on a boy’s name and a girl’s name, the boy’s name was his late brother’s who died in a forest fire and the girl’s name was from a movie we saw one night.

Boy = Michel —— Girl = Safra

We had a boy. Later my ex had a daughter with his wife and they named the girl “Safra”

Post # 4
3067 posts
Sugar bee

We’ve known our baby names for about 2 years now… Unless something drastically changes, and/or we have more of one gender than we are “planning,” we’re happy with them. We like to toss them out every now and again, pretend the little one exists so we use it, and ensure its a natural flow – but we’re weird. I also name just about anything important to me, so….

Post # 5
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Grandover Resort

We choose our names a few months ago. We get married in a year & then we’d like to wait around another 2 years after that, so we have a while too!

Post # 6
2523 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Probably close to the wedding (got married July 2014) or just after we decided on a first name for a girl.  We are planning on TTC in the fall, and we still don’t know what we would name a boy.  We have a couple names we like, but nothing we are 100% definite about like our girl name.  

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Post # 7
944 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

megkate87:  We have had a boy and girl name picked out for years; before we were even married or TTC! When we had our first, or daughter, we used the girl name. We didn’t have middle names picked out but that seemed like the easy part. This time with our second, another girl, we had a first name picked out when we decided to try for a second (still had original boy name, had to add a girl name!) 

So, no, you aren’t crazy lol. Thinking of names is fun!!

Post # 8
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I’ve always known that my first daughter was going to be named Catherine, after my mom. We finalized it with the middle names right after deciding to go through with the pregnancy. We never really decided on a boy’s name.

We’re still on the fence about having another one. We actually had a conversation about potential future baby names recently, but we weren’t able to agree on anything haha. If we decide to TTC, we’ll probably figure it out then.

Post # 9
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2006

We thought we chose names amongst random discussions prior to getting pregnant. Once we were pregnant we changed our names. We had Sienna Leanne almost 2 years after getting married and then our second little girl, Jade Lauren just over 4 years after getting married. Neither of those names are the names we has talked about. 😆

Post # 10
3903 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

megkate87:  Fiance has decided on a boys name looooong before we met. He want to name him William after his father. He’s lucky cause I love that mame and will use Will or Liam as a short not Bill as my Future Father-In-Law. I always wanted to name my daughter Victoria… but FI’s ex is Victoria and he begged me to forget that name and I can pick any name and he will be okay with it just not that one. They had a messy break up and a lot of negativity is associated with that name for him.  So I pretty much have free reing over anything we name our daughter. Also we decided that since they are having his last name I het to ouck middle names for all children. The only thing we need to do is find a second boys name in case we have 2 boys *cries to sleep* and 2 girls names in case we end up with 2 girls 🙂 which Im fine with but will be sad for Fiance as he really want a a son. So this conversation started like 2 months after we met… and it’s been 4 years and we are getting married next summer and will TTC right away. So we still got some time. I need to find a pimaty girl name and middle name and a middle name for William. And then a secondary (back up) first and middle names for both a girl and a boy. I love so many girls names I seriousky need to have like 10 daughters and it will still be hard to choose names…

The first that come to mind are Katherine, Sofie, Sofia, Amelia, Rosalie, Maya, Margaret (Maggie),  Elisabet (Elisa, Elsie or Elsa), and so many many more, I cant even narow it down to like 5. And then I have to find middle names.. ugh it’s so hard. Lol Mom has been bothering me with Liza. She’s in love with the name Elizabeth and want her grandaughets to be named that and she will call her Liza for short or Eliza. Nope nope nope nope nope… if it will be anything close to that name it will be Elisabet and Elisa, Elsie or Elsa for short. I dont like the z and the th in Elizabeth. Im really hoping the inlaws will stay out of this baby namimg crazyness as soon as they hear that we are 100% naming our son if we have one William. And he will have the same last name as the grandpa too. Only say I have in namimg my son is the middle name. 

All this to say that it’s never too early lol Im having a lot of fun thknking about this… it’s the naroving down that is hard. Like what middle name goes with William  _____  S…rock? I wanna make sure that the middle name doesnt “outshine the fists name but complements it and still goes with the last and for it  not to spell something weird with the initials. So much to think about. I prefer the middle name to start with a vowel if both first and last start with a consonant for some reason.

Post # 11
488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Me and Fiance talked baby names before we were engaged….I’m guessing a few years into our relationship. We both love Thomas for a boy. Strong, classic and I like the way its spelt haha! For a girl, we’ve always loved Sophia, it’s really pretty! (We actually chose it at an Italian restaurant! haha! The menu had this pasta dish called something like ‘Fussili alla Sofia’ and we were like “Sofia! Thats pretty! Thats the  name for us!” But we prefer the Sophia spelling a little more. I also like the name Lydia but Fiance not so much.

When we do get pregnant I think we will maybe have 2 or 3 names in the running though because the baby may come out and not look like a Thomas haha!

Post # 12
641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We are currently TTC (no luck yet) and have settled on a girl’s name, with two or so options for a middle name. No consensus at all on a boy’s name, but (considering the no-luck-yet part), we seem to have plenty of time for that.

Post # 13
337 posts
Helper bee

You’re not crazy for having a name picked out already 🙂  I wish I did! I am currently 13 weeks pregnant with my 2ND and we can’t think of a name to save our lives. With our first child, we started  thinking of names after we found out the gender, and we went crazy trying to think of a name for him, too.

Post # 14
253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m 8 weeks now and we’re still fighting over baby names. We’ve narrowed it down to the girl, Addison. The boys name is still a fight but we’re down to 3. Similar to others we had our names picked out before we were even TTC but that went way out the window once we actually got pregnant.

Post # 15
1624 posts
Bumble bee

Two days after she was born, we finally settled on a name. All the names I liked before I got pregnant didn’t seem right and I was really second guessing myself. 

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