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11/05/2013 at 15:13
Before baby was born that is?
My mum and Dad know and a few kleeksters but otherwise we've kept quiet.
people seem so quick to judge, I'd rather tell them once baby is here so they can't talk me out of it!
11/05/2013 at 15:31
Just really parents with Lucas. Told a few people with Isaac, parents close friends etc but no one else.
I loved Saul and bil really put me off it
11/05/2013 at 15:32
Forgot to say, What is the names btw??????? Go on!!!
11/05/2013 at 15:35
We are not sharing with anyone (not that we have come to a final decision anyway) as like you say, people seem to judge and comment before whereas when baby is here they are thought of as rude for commenting!
11/05/2013 at 15:36
Nope, not a single person either time (first time we had a boys name right from the start, second time only decided the week before he was born).
11/05/2013 at 15:42
We shared with certain people both times, but only those who we knew wouldn't be judgemental. Those who would, like MIL, either got fobbed off with random names or told that we hadn't decided yet. This time, there's nothing to share as we haven't really discussed it yet!
We mentioned our choices to a few select people whom we knew wouldn't judge or comment negatively, but otherwise kept them pretty much quiet. I was less coy with O's name than I was with C's as it was (slightly) less out there than C's, so felt I could share a bit more.
G'waaaaaaaaan, tell us!
11/05/2013 at 15:50
11/05/2013 at 16:09
No, no-one. I didn't want anyone's opinions and I wanted the name to be a surprise.
11/05/2013 at 16:18
What LLL said! I like the idea of announcing baby and name once its born. Also though, my mum is v opinionated about names - and a lot of stuff! And when I've mentioned potential middle names, or just ones I hear and quite like, she often screws up her face or tells me she knows some harlet or whatever with that name. And then somehow is offended I won't share! Grrr!
11/05/2013 at 16:27
We didn't really know ourselves so couldn't tell anyone, we had a few that we liked so just went through them all. People still have a few comments when we told R but nothing mean thankfully.
I also like the idea that it is a nice thing to announce, I love receiving these kind of messages from friends.
11/05/2013 at 16:37
With Alex we told no-one until I told an NCT friend the day before I went into labour.
This time I've sounded a few names out with people but as we get closer and if we ever get to decide on a name I'll be keeping schtum. We kept the gender secret last time but haven't this time and if I spill the name then really it's just the babies weight and dob that is the surprise - I'm hoping the weight isn't going to be so big it's more interesting than the name!
11/05/2013 at 16:50
I told everyone the sex of my babies as I found them out, but kept all names to ourselves as we didn't want anyone putting us off what we'd chosen.
11/05/2013 at 17:00
Nope! I told a few of our potentials to my sister early on and she kept turning her nose up! So I decided it was best to just name and tell them. Most people wouldnt be so rude to turn their nose up when its already been named!
11/05/2013 at 17:06
I think we told mum and dad last time but can't quite remember!
As you know this time we haven't decided anyway but I've not even mentioned our choices now we're so close. Just because I want it to be a surprise for people. It's enough that they know the sex and petty much when he's arriving now I've reached due date!
I can't understand people who put on fb their unborn babies gender, name and even section date. What surprise is there once it comes?!
11/05/2013 at 17:19
Didn't see the point in keeping it to myself. If folks asked, I told them.
I loved my name choices, so nobody was going to put me off. If I could have been talked out of a name, it obviously wasn't the right name.
All through my pregnancy, my Mum HATED my name choice for J, and she tried putting me off. When out and about, if people asked the name, she'd say "it's horrible, isn't it?!", and hated when people disagreed with her.
11/05/2013 at 17:20
Yes and I SWEAR next time I'm not.
'You can't call him barney its a dinosaur'
'You can't call Ned, Ned Flanders?'
'You can't call her Cherry, may as well call it banana'
'Eurgh but Henry's an old mans name'
11/05/2013 at 17:40
I told my mum our girls choice as it was decided quite early on. She hated it and had no qualms telling me so. Thankfully it grew on her over the course of the pregnancy!
11/05/2013 at 17:55
How could anyone hate E's name?!
11/05/2013 at 18:10
No, we mentioned Aaron but never set on a name. With Phoebe no as I guessed they wouldn't be keen on it.
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