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  1. #6
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    Apr 2019
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    My older sister has two children, she found out the gender for her first child (a girl) and kept the second one a surprise. I loved the anticipation, I think it makes the whole experience that much more fun. I plan to do the same if/when I have children!
    annabelle | teenberry | dog mom to cassie

    planning ahead:

    Genevieve Ophelia - Maeve Rosalind - Catherine Elysia - Ines Victoria - Elizabeth June - Madeleine Tessa - Elodie Pearl - Wilhelmina Bea “Mina” & Philippa Margot “Pippa”


    Sebastian Leo - Philip Tobias - August James - Clark Alexander - Harrison Samuel - Asa Maxwell - Seamus John - Cillian Arthur & Quentin Thomas


    names without middles: Nolan - Sawyer - Myles - Cian - Niamh - Saoirse - Michaela

  2. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
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    United States
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    With this baby, we definitely intend to find out. In theory, I like the idea of waiting. I think it would be really special for the doctor or my husband to announce what the baby is. I've also heard that not knowing can be a sort of "incentive" for mothers to push through delivery. I guess that makes sense.

    We just think it will be a surprise either way. Either you find out sooner or later. Having the technician tell us will be just as special as finding out after birth. As far as nursery planning and all of that, we'll probably keep things pretty neutral/unplanned anyway.
    Alyssa

    mommy-to-be <3 Isla Rowan or Elim due Feb 2020 <3

    "Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself"~ Coco Chanel

  3. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
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    Scotland (I wish)
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    Never understood how finding out the sex during an ultrasound is less of a surprise than finding out after birth.

  4. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    UK
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    I opted to find out the gender.

    Funnily enough, at my 20 week scan Hattie had her legs crossed! I couldn't not know so I booked a private scan.

    I enjoyed being able to discuss names seriously once we found out her gender and it also made it all much more real for me as a FTM. I felt I had a deeper connection to her following and it felt magical knowing this first little tidbit that may define who she is or will be.

    I did get the "Oh, the surprise is ruined" reactions but to me it was still a surprise, just 20 weeks earlier! (wholeheartedly agree with wandsworth)
    Harriet Elizabeth Rose 'Hattie'
    Born December '18


    Ideas for #2:

    Eleanor Poppy Charlotte

    Florence. Beatrice. Alice. Matilda. Zara. Felicity. Clara. Julia. Victoria.

    Arthur Theodore Charles

    Theodore. Sebastian. Charles. Frederick.

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Posts
    823
    We found out with all three of ours. Of course, we were told our third was going to be a boy, and we ended up having a girl, so even if you find out you can still be surprised.
    Mommy to Audrey Jeanine and Ezra Marvin

    Surprise! Violet Lenore born 4/1/19


    Some favorite girls names

    Celia Joy ~ Dahlia Rue ~ Thea Grace ~ Violet Lenore



    Some favorite boys names: Gideon Kent ~ Jasper Lee ~ Oscar Jack ~ Tobias Poe





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