When Did You Name Your Baby?

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"What are you going to name it?" I never ask that question of pregnant women (even if I'm dying to know) because baby names are very personal to some women (and by some women, I mean me). I've discovered that for some reason, everyone (and by everyone, I mean friends, family, waitresses, taxi drivers, midwives, the mailman) thinks they're entitled to give you their two cents. If you're asking for opinions, that's great. If not, you might not want to hear how much your closest friend dislikes the name you spent months agonizing over—and have no intention of changing.

If you don't announce the baby's name until after it has made its debut, it's a done deal. I've found people are far less likely to criticize or even comment on it. That works for me because I really don't need to know who likes my baby's name—and who doesn't. I've been known to hold a grudge.

Mr. Cafe Suzanne and I had a list of names, but we were pretty certain what our baby's name would be. We knew we were having a girl, and we wanted to meet her to be sure. For months, when people asked, we simply smiled and said we didn't know. Even after the baby was born, and the delivery room nurse asked for her name, we said we hadn't decided. So all of our daughter's hospital paperwork said "Baby Cafe Suzanne," though the nurses nicknamed her HRH (Her Royal Highness).

Later, when we called our parents and siblings with the good news, and they asked us what her name was, we said we didn't know. For some reason, which I'm still not sure of, we did not officially name our baby until three days after she was born (okay, so maybe it's that we're both commitment-phobes). We gave Baby Cafe Suzanne the very name we had always intended on giving her. It was the name she was meant to have.

When did you name your baby? When did you announce it to people? What were the best and worst reactions you got?

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JrsMo... JrsMommy07

we had our names picked out before we found out (we were ttc for 10 months) we annoucned them about a week after we found out.. I CANT KEEP A SECRET lol.. ive gotten mostly.. awww cute.. but a few ppl say they cant pronouce the girls name even though it is staright forward and easy to figure out.. and my mom doesnt like the boy name but oh well.. she had 3 to name my turn :)

mamap... mamapotter

My last baby was a Mason Hunter until two weeks before birth, when we discovered it was actually a girl, lol.  Her name is Paige Leighann

Jessy... Jessy0419

We had most of our names picked out either before we even got pregnant or decided before the 20 week u/s.  We always told people and made it a point to explain that they were named after a family member...most people are less inclined to say "ew" to your dead grandmother/grandfather's name.

LadyKiki LadyKiki

I started writing down names when I found out I was pregnant then around 4 months along we bought a Christmas present for baby (for the next year) and I thought it was weird we was buying Christmas Presents but didn't have a name. So we picked out a name then. It was a name we had been talking about a lot the past month. We finally just made it official that day. We told my parents the next day what babies name was :-D.

SxdUp... SxdUpAngel

I had the names picked out before I had the 20 week ultrasound to verify the sex.  I knew it was a boy and had already started addressing my belly by the boy name, lol.  This time, we've got a girl name but no boy name.  We're apparently not going to pick a boy name until we know it is a boy and it is necessary, lol.  I'm not happy with sharing my names while pregnant unless it is family or close friends.  Even after I had my son, though, and they knew we had a name picked, they called him "baby (my last name)."  It was odd.

sstepph sstepph

I found out Christmas Eve day that I was pregnant and I think it was that week that my hubby and I sat down and came up with a list of names. Every name that I thought I always would want didnt sound right with his last name, ha, we came up with a girls name pretty quick but boys it took awhile. so one day my hubby was like how about the name Garrett.. and we already knew we were using his middle name Joseph and it just sounded perfect. So we stuck with that the whole time. At this point when we picked the name I think I was only like 8 weeks prego. Everyone loved it cause they said they dont hear it a lot. Everyone knew the name. At my baby shower my MIL had these cute baby shoes with the Garrett's name on it.

Jesse... JessecaLynn

We kept our kid's name private.  My parents were not happy with any of them.  They were mad that the twins were named after my dh's side of the family.  Then when Paige came they thought I would name it after someone on our side, well we didn't and it pissed them off.  I don't care they are our children and we get to name them as we see fit.

Starr... StarrCooKie

mine came 2 me a day b4 i went n2 labor in my sleep. its very similar 2 my brothers' name... and after just about 10 months of hearing random opinions. i finally sed this is the 1. i dint wanna hear anything good or bad about it. so i kept it 2 myslef...lol, all day. and 1nce she got here, my mom asked... "soooo, wht u gonna call her?" and thru da drugs and many thoughts goin thru my head i sumhow managed to whisper her name and the correct spelling 2 my mom. i have always had lists of names that i thought i would use... didnt happen, they didnt even make the middle names (she has 2) lol. but im very happy with my descision:)

mommi... mommi4two

FOR MY DAUGHTER IT TOOK AWHILE TO FIGURE HERS OUT BUT IT JUST HIT ME ONE DAY WHILE I WAS DRIVING ABOUT A WEEK BEFORE SHE WAS BORN AND LUCKILY MY HUBBY LOVED IT....MY SON ON THE OTHER HAND HAD HIS MIDDLENAME PICKED OUT BEFORE I EVEN KNEW HE WAS BOY AND HIS FIRST NAME WE TOOK A POLL OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND THEN CHOSE THE NAME WE LIKED BEST...THERE NAMES BY THE WAY ARE ADALYNE DANIELLE AND TEALE JAMES BOTH MIDDLE NAMES ARE FAMILY NAMES!!

raina raina

we didnt tell anyone our names for our kids until they were here..then we got "the faces" Our oldest boy is Logan and our middle boy is Remy..and the grand finale...our DAUGHTERS name is Lincoln. My husband and i are very "out there" people and my Remy actually picked out our daughters name. Up until i was almost 31 weeks, we were told i was having another boy. So we had his name picked out. Then when they told me I was actually having a girl, i decided to stick to the name we planned on, i only changed her middle name to Magdaline. Everyone hates it and has there own opinion but i dont care- I love it :0)

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