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View Poll Results: Did you wait to name your child?

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  • I waited until I met him/her

    10 22.73%
  • I decided on a firm name before birth

    30 68.18%
  • I have done both with different children

    4 9.09%
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  1. #6
    The name I picked for my DD wasn't even on the top of our name list. We were even discussing names while I was still in labor! in the end, I went with a name COMPLETELY different from what we were going to call her. Our Charlotte Rose was almost Esperanza Grace. But she didn't look like an Esperanza. She looked like a Charlotte.

  2. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
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    We went in with a list and a favorite, and then decided on a name that we had discussed but wasn't on the list. I thought we had already decided on a name for each gender for the future, but now we have a top ten for girls and one name for a little boy. I'm just so indecisive.
    Mommy to Mr. Ivan Eli

    Hoping a little too hard for Otis Alfie . Angus Rex . Chester Malcolm . Remy Wolfram . Wren Winter . Fae Sylvana . Thora Violet . Starling Delilah

  3. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
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    We knew our first was a boy - and the first words our baby heard was the doctor saying "Welcome to the world, Joshua" What a thrill. Our second was a girl and my DH and I couldn't agree on anything. I ended up choosing her name in the middle of the night and calling my poor DH to tell him what I wanted to name her. He wasn't 100% thrilled but I had bonded with her and the name and he didn't hate it, so Johanna she remained.

    It just happens differently sometimes.

  4. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
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    Interesting thread! No kids yet, but I plan on waiting to finalize the name when we actually meet him/her. I think even if we have a name we're pretty sure of, I want a back up or two, in case the name just doesn't actually fit.

    Side note, it completely creeps me out when people start referring to their unborn baby by name, publicly. Anyone else?!
    Two pink lines means we're now planning and not just dreaming of names! First babe, due 4/17.

    Mattias Leo, Leander James, Joakim Rhys, Macsen George
    Arietta June, Leonora Pearl, Felicity Catherine, Elowen Mae

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    1,225
    We've always taken a short list in and made the decision after the baby was born, not because we want to see what they look like as I don't think baby's look like particular names when they're first born, but mainly because we don't know the gender and can't decide until we have a real baby to name. Usually I make the final decision after months of pondering and feeling out DP for his feelings on our short list.
    Mum to Mousie, Foo, Bumptious and Pudding.

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