I was thinking of a cute and unique to reveal baby's name at baby shower. Only a couple of people know the name (It wasn't official when we told them) , but they would not be allowed to participate, but I would first have to make sure they have not told anyone. I was thinking of a game of some sort.....any ideas or suggestions?!?!
Re: Name Reveal at Baby Shower
A formal name "reveal" is so tacky.
Instead why don't you add accents with the new baby's name.
That being said... I go both ways on this. On the one hand everyone is together anyhow and I'd assume most of these people are excited for you and are probably interested in the name. They may have fun with a reveal. You know your guests, I don't.
But on the other hand, why does such a big deal need to be made? I feel like parents these days need to make a BIG DEAL about everything baby related. Gender reveals, nursery reveals (yes, I've heard of this), and now name reveals. Heck, people also try to find ways to make a production over announcing they are PG in the first place.
At some point people stop caring SO MUCH about each of these things for the same kid.
If you haven't done all this other stuff, though, and the name reveal is the one thing you're having fun with, eh, I go back to "sure, do it".
Of ANYTHING baby related, I will say that learning a new baby's name is truly one of the more interesting parts.
We didn't go a gender (sex) reveal, and we sent out emails and text on announcing the pregnancy and the sex. I just thought it would be a neat to the name reveal (it wouldn't be formal), but like you mentioned have accents at the shower with the name personalized or I even thought about a game, I think would be fun. Everyone keeps asking and we haven't told anyone his name. Only mentioned it to a couple of people that asked. Also, we didn't name him after one or anything, so I don't want to end up telling everyone how we came up with the name.
DS Born 4/13/11
Yes I plan on doing it low key and also have the names displayed at the shower, so I'll just confirm what the baby name is once, I say my "Thank You's.
I don't really like baby shower games personally, and I've forbid my mom from planning any...but to each her own! I say go for it!
Etiquette isn't old fashioned, unfortunately due to attitudes like yours it's becoming less and less common, but it should always be important to you to treat the people you love with respect.
Consider this - some mothers (like me) are likely going to have a barefoot, outdoors, picnic type of Shower...because that is how their families are. Other women are not ever going to be okay with that.
Everyone is different!