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Do you announce your baby's name before they're born?

Posted by on Jun. 20, 2012 at 1:31 PM
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Hi ladies :-)

I've read some really great posts about why moms choose not to share the names they've chosen, and how to respond if family or friends don't like the baby's name, but I'd love to hear from those of you who've had positive experiences sharing your baby's name before the birth.

Do you like telling friends and family your baby's name?  Why?

Thanks so much!

by on Jun. 20, 2012 at 1:31 PM
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Duquesne
by on Jun. 20, 2012 at 1:32 PM
I don't pick a name until after baby is born.
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mc3197433
by on Jun. 20, 2012 at 1:34 PM
We told names,they like it,that's cool,if not,that's cool too! Not their baby,so no biggie :)
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NikkiAtkinson
by on Jun. 20, 2012 at 1:35 PM
I did with my boys.. I might not this time though lol. No real reason. I can tell you guys though :)
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NikkiAtkinson
by on Jun. 20, 2012 at 1:36 PM
Do you normally have some in mind?


Quoting Duquesne:

I don't pick a name until after baby is born.

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lovefromwithin
by on Jun. 20, 2012 at 1:36 PM

I shared the name after the ultrasound tech guessed I was having a girl since anyone else due before me were having a boy and I felt safe sharing the name considering I could not go through and find another name that felt right. Some of my friends didn't like the name but you know what? I didn't care. Most people thought the name was pretty though. :)  The name felt right in my gut.

beadingmom17
by Silver Member on Jun. 20, 2012 at 1:36 PM
We shared the names both times. We actually had names picked before our gender ultrasound :) Everyone loved the names we picked!
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laurenb1
by on Jun. 20, 2012 at 1:37 PM
I didn't only because he didn't have a name until I was about 8 cm
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mlg1989
by Member on Jun. 20, 2012 at 1:37 PM
We revealed the name a month beforehand. When we were sure that was the one we wanted!
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Duquesne
by on Jun. 20, 2012 at 1:40 PM
Sometimes. Most are names we like but either or both have reservations about in one way or another. Never a list of perfect names.


Quoting NikkiAtkinson:

Do you normally have some in mind?




Quoting Duquesne:

I don't pick a name until after baby is born.


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wife2jeff
by on Jun. 20, 2012 at 1:41 PM
We weren't sure what we wanted for DS, but we shared DD's name and people loved it. No negative responses. I think I want to wait next time.

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