Couples want firstborn baby to be a boy

Two thirds of newlyweds want a son for their first child, says new poll


Many newlywed couples admit to wanting their first baby to be a boy, a survey by has revealed.


The poll showed 66% of the 1,289 newlyweds were wishing for a son, and for a variety of reasons.  The most common (53%), was because they thought a boy would ‘look after’ his younger siblings, though 21% said it was so he could ‘continue the family name’.

Only one in five newlyweds said they would prefer a baby girl as their first born, with 41% feeling a girl would be a more responsible role model for her younger siblings.

More shockingly, the poll revealed that 3% of newlyweds said they wouldn’t want to have a daughter at all.  However, 58% said they would prefer a baby girl as their second child.

The remaining 16% said they had no preference on the gender of their first child, and reassuringly, 98% agreed the main priority above gender is to have a healthy baby.  Phew!


If your future baby’s gender is top of mind, check out our advice on whether the timing of sex or your diet can affect your chances of having a boy or girl.


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