While I respect that other folks have their names picked out for their offspring before they are born (and you lot have picked out some REALLY great ones, I might add), I'm getting really, really tired of people I know locally getting on my case for not being immediately forthcoming with names we've chosen for our son. We don't want to settle on a name until we've met him; it's just how we feel. I would REALLY LOVE IT if people would respect that. *grumble*
This came up because the nickname we have for the baby is "Frodogeek." It began with a cosplay seamstress friend naming him "Protogeek" when we first told everyone about his existence. Then, at the 20 week ultrasound, we got a really great shot of his feet. . .and they were HUGE! When we shared them with our friends, a few of the sci-fi/fantasy authors I know exclaimed, "YOU'RE HAVING A HOBBIT!" Thus, the name Frodogeek was born.
Now, people are threatening to call him Frodo or Fred once he's born unless we share what names we've picked. I have no idea why, but this bothers the snot out of me, and makes me very, very stabby. -_-