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Did you pick a name before or after birth?

Did you find out the sex of your baby or were you team green?
Did you announce and finalize a name before birth or after birth or did you wait to meet baby to give him/her a name?
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  • ZimgerZimger
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    We wanted to know gender. The plan was to go in with two names and then pick one when we met him but one name seemed to stand out. So we chose it ahead of time.
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  • Absolutely we wanted to know gender. And we had a name picked out and shared with some family member and I wish we hadnt because I've changed my mind!
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  • Team green both times. It took us 6 days after birth to name #1 and 8 days after birth to name #2. We are indecisive.

     

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  • We found out with DD.

    We brought 3 names to the hospital-- my fav, H's fave and our compromise name and made the final decision after she was born.

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  • lalala8lalala8
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    We found out the sex with DD and pretty much decided on the name the day we found out.

    I think when we have number 2, we might go team green. If so, I think we'd go in with a couple of choices for each.

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  • lalala8lalala8
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    Team green both times. It took us 6 days after birth to name 1 and 8 days after birth to name 2. We are indecisive.nbsp;


    How does that work when you leave the hospital without a name? Do you file an amendment to the birth certificate? Just curious...

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  • aeh72aeh72
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    We found out the sex.  We finalized the name about 2 months before my due date.  We did not announce his name until after his birth.
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  • Team green both times, went in with a finalized girl name and boy name in both cases. Firstborn, we shared our names ahead of time. Secondborn I kept mum because I learned my lesson.
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  • TheWopTheWop
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    For #1 we wanted to find out the gender.  We couldn't decide on a name after a zillion talks, so we decided to wait until we met her.  We didn't feel right naming a person we had never formally met.  I'm glad we waited, but with that said it wasn't necessarily any easier once I gave birth.  We ended up with a mutual favorite family name.  I did have some name anxiety for a few weeks after bringing her home, but now I can't imagine her as anything else. 
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    Team green both times. It took us 6 days after birth to name 1 and 8 days after birth to name 2. We are indecisive.nbsp;
    How does that work when you leave the hospital without a name? Do you file an amendment to the birth certificate? Just curious...

     

    They gave us a deadline to come back by. With #1 they hassled us about it but we really weren't ready to decide so they begrudgingly gave us more time. This time they had changed the policy and it was no big deal as long as we came in by tomorrow (date of birth was may 14). 

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  • Of course we wanted to know! :) We settled on the name for baby #2 pretty soon after finding out. With first baby, we kept the name mostly secret until the birth... this time around we're just telling everyone and anyone who asks.
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  • We found out before birth, narrowed our names down to three FN and one MN, and waited until he was born to pick the final name.
  • We found out the sex, picked the name within several weeks of finding out and stuck with it.  We told people who (in some instances) were rude about it but we stuck to our guns and I'm glad that we did.
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  • Team Green, and though we picked names ahead of time, we didn't announce until the little fella arrived.
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  • We just had #3. Baby #1's name was picked out about 2 years before we even got married! Baby #2's name picked about a week after BFP. Baby #3's name picked out 2 years before BFP. All without a single argument (DH and I amazingly have the same taste in names - its about the only thing we agree on) :) Oh, and we found out the gender all 3 times.

  • We were team green. We had some girls names, sort of. And a boy name that we really liked my whole pregnancy. We had other boy names too, but didn't really like any of them.

    We waited until a couple of hours after DS's birth to announce his name (to our midwives). We called everyone the next morning and announced 'It's a boy! His name is Isaac MiddleName LastName.' 

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  • CityBeeCityBee
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    We did find out what we were having. I pretty much knew what the names would be before I was even pregnant. We considered some other names during my pregnancy, but ended up with the name we started with in the beginning. We didn't tell anyone the name before she was born.

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  • We found out the gender and announced the name as soon as we found out.
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  • We are currently team pink with a name chosen for our little girl. Once we found out the gender, we knew her name immediately. Only close friends and family have been told her name though. It's nice being able to talk to her by name and gender. 
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  • We are Team Green! We have yet to officially decide on a name for a boy or girl. A few we like... when we do decide we've decided we will not share our names until baby arrives & if we don't have names until after baby arrives we are ok with that too!! It's a tough decision :-) 

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  • We were team green and picked a boy name and girl name before birth (and had a few backups). We finalized when we met her. 
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  • Joy2611Joy2611
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    I have no interest in knowing the sex before birth.  None.

    I'm whatever about having a name set before the birth.  If we only agree on one name, okay.  If we go with a list, okay.  If we have no idea until we see the little face, that's fine, too.

     

    My parents went to the hospital with two girl names for me.  They did not know I was a girl until I was born.  They asked my sister to pick between the two.  She picked well.

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  • We found out the sex both times. With DS1, we casually discussed names in the beginning and then got down to business after we knew we were having a boy. We didn't decide on his name till 36 weeks and didn't announce it till he was born.

    This time we started seriously discussing names right away since we had a really hard time agreeing the first time. Once we found out we were having another boy, we could focus on just those names. We picked a name at about 30 weeks but never shared it. I'm glad we didn't share because last week we decided that name didn't feel right and have since picked a different name. We are set this time but still won't announce it till he arrives.
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  • We had names picked out by 12 weeks. We found out the sex at 20 weeks. From then on, we referred to her as Emilia or Emmy. We had no issues with people being jerks or making snarky comments about her name.
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  • Did you find out the sex of your baby or were you team green? We were team green with our 1st and with this baby. DH wanted to find out the sex for our second pregnancy.


    Did you announce and finalize a name before birth or after birth or did you wait to meet baby to give him/her a name? No, we don't finalize until we meet the baby.  Since we knew we were having another son the second time we did know pretty much that we would use our second favorite boy name for him, but didn't finalize it or a MN until we were in the hospital.

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  • We were team green, but had a girl's name and a boy's name picked out before we went to the hospital.  We actually had it decided within a week after finding out I was pregnant.  We kept the names a secret and it was really fun to announce the birth.  We sent messages that Firstname Middlename Lastname was born at 2:42 on October 2 and everyone got to find out the name and the sex at the same time.
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  • We were team green for DD and didn't share any names prior to her being born.  We had 1 boy and 1 girl named picked out.

    We'll do the exact same thing this go around.  Personally I feel like it takes away some of the excitement to announce everything before baby arrives (sex, name..). I like the 'phone call' announcement to family that baby has arrive, it's a boy/girl!, and the name.  :) 

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  • TiffJ21TiffJ21
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    We found out DS was a boy and decided on a name a couple of weeks later. We knew for sure that was the name we wanted to use, we never had any doubts.

    It would drive me crazy to get to the hospital without a name picked out. I do like the idea of having two names picked out and seeing which one fits best though. 

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  • We found out the sex. We had our names chosen before our anatomy scan so we walked out the door of my doctor's office referring to him as Henry. 


  • IdaniIdani
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    We found out prior to birth both times, had names picked out and shared both times as well.  No one really liked our first choice but I didn't care, we loved it and still do. (Trent) 


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