Post # 1
So I am 21 weeks pregnant and we have not picked a name for our baby girl. A lot of my friends are commenting on how long it is taking us (because they all picked the name the moment they found out the gender). I don’t think we will officially name our girl until she is born. Anyone else do this?
Additionally, I just don’t know when to stop looking at names. My hubby says we have 3 names we really like so I should just stop looking. But I can’t tear myself away from the baby name websites and books! How did you know when you had found the one? Was it hard to stop looking? How did you decide when there were multiple names you loved?
Post # 4
LO #1 had a name before she was born, about 3 weeks before. LO 2# had a name after I nursed her the first time and looked at her little squshy face 🙂 I had actually aready picked something else and changed my pick once I say here….Naming is different for everyone, but for me it just seemed to fit with both of my girls.
Post # 5
We picked names at about 8 weeks and haven’t really waivered. I do however, think I need to see them first before being confident about the names.
Post # 6
My Darling Husband had names picked out well before he met me. I am agreeing to them since they clearly mean so much to him.
Post # 7
This time around we have already picked a girl’s name and aren’t even TTCing yet.
With my youngest daughter I waited until after I had her. We had a list of ten girl’s names and as I spent the night holding her I just knew. I was so excited I called my now ex and said I know what we should name her. He said can’t you wait until morning to tell me. That was a little deflating but don’t sweat the name thing too much when you hold them it will come to you.
Post # 8
Darling Husband and I have a short list of names for a girl and a really short list (IE one name) for a boy that we are set on. We had these names picked out by the time we got our BFP.
I think it is perfectly ok not to decide right away, it is a pretty important choice and I think the childs personality makes a difference too. You will know it when you know it. if that makes any sense.
Post # 9
We didn’t decide for sure until after 30+ weeks. We had a short list, but I couldn’t choose one name until after our family visits and shower were over- I was too afraid that I would slip and give it away.
Post # 10
I had my girl name picked as a kid, it’s a family name and I still love it and luckily Darling Husband does too. For our boys name we both wanted the same kind of name and both had favorite, but I kept saying my favorite out loud and calling the baby that until we were both stuck on it. I think it helps to pick one and stick with it, call the baby that for a while without thinking of other names and see if you still love it. Also, stop reading baby name books haha
Post # 11
we decided on a first name for our first boy a long time ago, long before we conceived Baby X. But we had 2 middle names we loved, and had a hard time deciding on them, even briefly thought of giving him both. In the end, we decided on one while I was in labor– we did a gut check and went with one. We both felt comfortable with our decision, but when Brother-In-Law came in to meet Baby X for the first time, and we told him that Baby X’s middle name is after his uncle, seeing his face confirmed our decision.
Post # 12
We aren’t TTC yet but everytime we come across names we like I write them down on a list we have. As other bees have said, I can see myself narrowing it down but probably wouldn’t pick something until metting LO.
Also, I recently joined team green which I was completely against until recently. I don’t know why or when the change happened but as we talked more seriously about TTC, my opinion totally flopped!
Post # 13
We picked names that we liked, but didn’t settle on it until we met the baby. 🙂 Our first child, we had a handful and when we met her we both just knew which one fit her the best. With our second, we knew which one we wanted, but didn’t make the final decision until we saw him. The third, I said from the get go what I wanted and Fiance was on board, so his name was pretty much set from the beginning, but we didn’t pick a middle name until in the hospital.
Post # 14
i posted a baby name poll on here a while back, but now i have like five names to add to the list. i can’t stop coming up with names that we both really like!
ugh, it’s a much harder process than i thought.
i think if we go to the hospital armed with ten names we love, the baby will not leave with a name! haha
Post # 15
@MissDareDevil: Same with us. We had narrowed it down to four, but I kept looking at the baby name book. I’m glad I did because we ended up choosing a name I had found that we had never even considered! I love the nickname, and Darling Husband loves the full name. We choose it mostly because it’s the first name we both LOVED equally, our original list was two names he loved and two names I loved. This name was finally one we both agreed on, and had a cute nickname (which his family will love since they have come up with a nn for every contender so far lol).
But it was recent, we first read the name around thanksgiving, so I was 26 weeks? We tried it out for a few weeks and by Christmas (30 weeks) we were sure it’s THE name. Obviously we’re open to using something different if we don’t feel he fits the name when he is born.
Post # 16
I actually went home from the hospital and came back 3 days later to name my son. And even then we argued for 3 hours about it in the waiting room. As a result my son has 2 first names a middle name and 2 last names. Yeah. True story.