(Closed) When did you pick out baby names?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
  • poll: When did you pick out baby names?
    We discussed and narrowed them down before we were engaged : (20 votes)
    17 %
    We discussed and narrowed them down before we were TTC : (20 votes)
    17 %
    We discussed and narrowed them down while I was pregnant : (19 votes)
    16 %
    We haven't discussed baby names yet : (8 votes)
    7 %
    We discussed and narrowed them down after we got married : (11 votes)
    9 %
    We discussed them but don't have them narrowed down yet : (18 votes)
    15 %
    We discussed and narrowed them down while we were TTC : (7 votes)
    6 %
    We have a few picked out but would like to meet our child before choosing the name : (14 votes)
    12 %
    We are going to discuss names after I have given birth : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee

    We didn’t pick a name until probably about 30 weeks.  When I was younger, I had another Boyfriend or Best Friend that I thought I’d marry.  I remember discussing names with him.  Darling Husband & I, however, didn’t discuss names until we were actually pregnant, at least not with any focus.

    Post # 4
    5398 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Our baby is due in April and we didn’t discuss names until after we were pregnant.  I’m 26 weeks now and we still aren’t even 100% decided.

    Post # 5
    538 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I am pregnant now and although we have kinda started throwing out ideas we haven’t really had any serious discussions.  I think when we feel more comfortable with the pregnancy we will think about a serious discussion.  I doubt by delivery we will have anything nailed down.  

    Post # 6
    1119 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    We mentioned names that we liked to each other while we were dating, married and TTC, but didn’t decide on anything. Now that we are pregnant, we bought a baby names book. The plan is to narrow down to a few choices for each gender and choose a final name when we meet him/her.

    Post # 7
    409 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Ive known them ever since I was little and was happy that hubby loved them!

    Post # 8
    332 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    We picked them early on in my last pregnancy. I ended up miscarrying, and I’m pregnant again. We’re just going to use the same names, they mean a lot to us and our last baby never got big enough to know if it’s a male or female, so we never actually gave it one of those names.

    Post # 9
    594 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I knew what my sons name would be when I was in highschool and when I got a little older I figured out my daughters name too. After me and my fiance were together we picked out the middle names together for up to our first four children (if I ever get that far lol).


    Each one will have some sort of name from our parents/grandparents, and we did that a couple of years ago. We get married in July, and have been together since 07…Kinda scooted that out the way early 🙂

    Post # 10
    2536 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We picked out our names while I was pregnant with Moose. It was during the first trimester with no arguing, so we were super lucky. Now, since Moose will always be Moose, we’re keeping those names for Wombat.

    Post # 11
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We didn’t officially pick a name until Addie was born because we didn’t know if she was a boy or a girl!  But we had definite boy and girl names picked out before I went into labor. 

    Post # 12
    7081 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    We started discussing names when we found out I was pregnant.  We *pretty much* settled on a name at 13 weeks when we found out it was a girl… but because we never told anyone the name, we felt no pressure to commit to it until we saw her… This worked out really well for us!

    Post # 13
    536 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2007

    I think it came up once real casually when we were dating or engaged, but I don’t think either of us seriously thought about it till we found out we were pregnant. We lost our first pregnancy right at the end of the first trimester, and I don’t think we’d had any talks about names. This time, we found out we were having a boy around 16 weeks, so that’s when we really started talking about it. Now, at 27 weeks, we have a few favorites, will probably narrow down to a handful before the birth, but wait till we meet him to make a final decision.

    Post # 14
    2143 posts
    Buzzing bee

    We have a mental list of a few names that we both like and would want to use for our future children. We didn’t really talk about it until after we were married, but we’re still quite a ways off until TTC. I think we will probably wait to pick from those names until the baby is born, but I will say with one of the names I really just feel like if I have a daughter, that will be her name. Whenever I imagine it, that name just seems to “fit” best and Darling Husband really likes it. Kind of hard to explain, and maybe it makes me a little crazy, but that’s just how it is lol.

    Post # 15
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I’m 39 weeks tomorrow and we didn’t narrow down until a few weeks ago.  We’re waiting to find out what we’re having so we have 4 girl names and 4 boy names.  We wanted to see the baby before we decided for sure.  But I think we have middle names regardless. 

    Post # 16
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We never discussed it until we were married.  I was raised in a strict “family values” camp in that sense- so I never considered having children (and was actively trying NOT to- so wasn’t even thinking about it) until we tied the knot.  I had a baby fever attack 2-4 months after we were married and I went wild picking out the baby names.  Now we have several picked out/ narrowed down.  We have a few picked out for both sexes, but will probably wait until we are actually commited to having children and are having them until we name the child.  I would wait until I was almost due or until they were born- I wouldn’t want to get attached to a baby/ name until we were pretty far along.

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