New Mom Secrets: I Forgot My Baby's Name!


i forgot my bbay's name, mommy brainIt's hard being a new mom (or even an experienced mom to a new baby) and sometimes we do things we know we shouldn't, despite what all the experts say. But this is a safe place to share your secrets—we won't tell.

This Week's Secret:

"I took my son to the doctor for his 2-week checkup and when the receptionist asked me his name, I froze. I wanted to cry because I couldn't remember. Total "mommy brain!" —anonymous


Is forgetting your baby's name in his first two weeks of life normal?

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Forgi... ForgivenLev420

I put yes but really I always mispell his name, it's Khaled and I always spell it Kahled. But only when i'm "writing" it, if I type it I'm fine. But it always takes me second. One time I had to ask my bro in law, that was embarressing, but we laugh about it now, :)

lucky... luckyladyamie

At 2 weeks old I am sure you weren't getting any sleep not to mention all the hormones going through your body! Poor thing, nothing to be ashamed of.

luvbe... luvbeinamommy68

i have done that a few times lol! i have called my son Jayden (my brothers name) a few times and his REAL name is Jason.

shilo... shilohrose

Forgetting and having a brainfart are two different things! I would never forget my DD's name unless I had some sort of head trauma and developed amnesia or something! I call my DD by my dog Punky's name and vice versa.

kitte... kittenripmaygo

I was yelling at my dog for peeing in my son's room [he has it out for that boy cause he's use to being the center of attention lol] and occasionally when it happens I almost call my son my dog's name, BUT I stop in the middle if saying it because I realized what I was saying lol

Tikki... TikkiNippets

I sometimes mix up my daughters names but I have never forgotten their names.

pinkc... pinkcicle709

I never forgot my sons name- but his birthday. Yeah, Im sure theres 12 different dates on file. :)

momma... mommacindy0110

My sons name is Rocky and when ever I AM around my brother (ricky) I call him my sons name the whole time. sorry Ricky :)

nonmember avatar momma_of3

Haha. This is too funny. I find myself mixing all 3 of my children's names up. I thought I would be smart (and cute) and number them. That didn't work cause then I just their numbers mixed up...and so now you mainly hear me say "hey you stop and come here" lol the funny thing is they always know who I am talking to

hailnayr hailnayr

My sons middle name is Nicholas after my ex's brother. I can never spell it right for some reason. It takes 2 or 3 tries

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