(Closed) when did you decide on your baby’s name?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: when did you decide on your baby's name?
    ttc : (36 votes)
    40 %
    first tri : (16 votes)
    18 %
    2nd/3rd tri : (25 votes)
    28 %
    after baby was born : (12 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    5572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We are going to start talking about names after our anatomy scan in a week and a half (Sooooo excited) but we’ve decided that we’re only going to narrow it down to a few options and then decide once the baby is born!

    Post # 4
    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We’ve already talked about girl names since before pregnancy but I really have no idea about boy names! My husband is convinced it’s a girl so if so, that will be a lot easier on us.  😉

    Post # 5
    6824 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We had a girl name, but didnt start talking boy names til I was in 2nd tri. Even then we really didn’t decide on a boys name until munchkin was born.  We had two boy names we liked and it was when the nurses came with the paper work for the birth certificate did we actually chose munchkin’s name….

    Post # 6
    2299 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I was pretty sure it was a boy before going in for my 20wk u/s, so we were going with Francis. After we found out for sure it was a boy I had second thoughts b/c I hated the possible nicknames (Frank, Frankie)…so we’re 100% decided on Myles:) Can’t really shorten that one!

    Post # 7
    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    We negotiated baby names before we got married as the boy’s name was a deal breaker for my husband.  My husband is the 10th Peter, so if it was a boy I had no say so on the first name.  But I negotiated hard for the middle name of my choice.  We took the time to decide on a girl’s name as well.  We just found out on Monday that we’re having a girl, and we’ve been calling her by that name ever since.  No chance we’re changing it.  She’s our Ella Joyce.  

    Post # 8
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I’ve mentioned this on other threads but we were Team Green with my daughter.  Went into it with a “short” list of 4 girl and 4 boy names.  Figured we’d be down by half easily enough.  After I saw her, I knew her name WASN’T the one that had previously been my #1 pick.  I thought about the other 3 and figured I’d be ok with any of them so I let my husband pick.  We’re at 26 weeks with #2 and have the original 4 boy names and I’ve added 4 more.  My husband says it’s too early to think about that.  Mmhmm.

    Post # 9
    2871 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    we talked about names before TTC and we had narrowed down a few boys names. (we thought for sure we would have boys)

    We got pregnant and before we knew the gender, we had our boy name picked out  but as the pregnancy progressed we both felt like it was a she, AND SHE IS!  From the moment we found out our prince was a princess (14 weeks) we settleed on a girl name pretty quicly after.  We have been calling her that ever since!

    Post # 10
    1245 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We talked about names while TTC. We decided on a boy & a girl name & plan to stick to that once baby is born. 🙂

    Post # 11
    2027 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We decided on it officially the day after he was born at the hospital. The social security people came in and kind of pressured us to make it official. We had a really difficult time compromising during the pregnancy, so it was hard to come to a real decision. 

    Post # 12
    198 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Im 36 weeks today and we have finally come up with 3 names (we know it’s a boy) that we BOTH like but are waiting to see him before choosing one. Darling Husband and I have very different tastes on boy names so when we first talked about it (around 20 weeks) we both hurt eachothers feelings on how much we disliked eachothers choices. It took a while and a TON of names before there were some that we both thought would fit the bill.

    Post # 13
    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We didn’t officially decide until she was born. We didn’t discuss her name until about a month and a half before my due date.

    Post # 14
    4275 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Before we even got married! haha….

    Post # 15
    584 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Fiance told me we wouldn’t consider names until the gender U/S, ticked me off! I didn’t wanna know the sex till birth. We found out the gender, and he drove me nutz, still not talking names. Was shortly before the 1st baby shower he said I like this name.. and I said settled went on my computer, designes thank you cards with the babys name on it. TOld him not turning back on the name now, I was almost 8 months by then.

    Post # 16
    3671 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We had decided on names before getting married but once I actually got pregnant, we talked about it a little more seriously.  Our girl name changed completely but our boy name ended up being the same because we could only really come up with one name we liked.  I felt it was a girl though so I wasn’t worried and we were right in that she is a girl.  I was a little worried we’d name her so early (16 weeks, the day we found out the gender) and she wouldn’t fit her name but even now, at 30 weeks tomorrow, she’s living up to her name with what I can tell of her personality.  

    So technically we picked out her name in the first trimester so we’d be ready going in to the gender scan. 

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