(Closed) **When did you decide on a name and how did you know it was the one?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
380 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

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
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

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
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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
2871 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

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
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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
4355 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
631 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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 # 15
1932 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

@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
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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.

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