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Is it weird to think about baby names when I am not even having a baby?

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emmyloo2 Tue 14-Jun-11 07:41:03


I have a 6.5 month old DS and I spent hours on this forum choosing his name. We ended up going with a name that really wasn't on my radar but it was my grandfather's name. It wasn't my first choice but I love it and it suits him. I do think some people find it old fashioned but anyhoo.

But now I find myself drawn back to these boards in anticipation of the next baby which won't be on the way for a few years. Sometimes I feel a bit of regret about the name I chose and wish I had gone for one of my first choices and I think that is why I am planning the name for the next one.

Does anyone else do this or am I just nuts? Choosing the name was the best part about pregnancy. I was obsessed with it!! blush

Well that was all. I just wanted to know whether there are other crazies like me out there. But I did get some great advice from this forum! smile

olddeuteronomy Tue 14-Jun-11 08:29:04

I completely understand how you feel. My second dc is 5 months and in both pregnancies I found choosing the name an exciting part of the process. I remember after having my first child I was very quickly obsessed with having another baby (there is a 2 year gap) and spent a lot of time looking at name forums as I have always been interested in names anyway. In the end we gave dc 2 the name we had for a boy the first time round anyway! Since having him I have felt exactly the same, missing being pregnant and thinking about what I might call the next one (though dp is adamant we are stopping at two). I love my children's names but sometimes I find myself thinking I should have chosen different ones, but I think this is because there are so many lovely possibilities and I may never get the chance to choose again.

I think part of my obsession is that I am getting very little sleep and am at home with 2 kids all day which is not exactly intellectually stimulating! Maybe I will forget it when I go back to work (though a little part of me is hoping I may get to choose another name in future....)

Psammead Tue 14-Jun-11 08:42:43

Oh I love names. It's one of my very favourite parts of planning for a baby grin

babyincubator Tue 14-Jun-11 08:52:32

You're not alone! I can't help stalk these threads - I have a one-year-old DS and ttc - My imagination quickly gets carried away with name dreaming..

emmyloo2 Tue 14-Jun-11 09:23:06

Oh good! I thought it was just me.

I think the next baby we have, we will go with one of my first choices from last time. The problem is I change my mind because there are so many lovely names. That is why when someone chooses a name I don't like for their baby, I think "Oh man of all the names!! Why, when there are so many gorgous names out there." But each to their own I guess.

I love the old-fashioned grandma and grandad names but then I know others hate them.

And oldeuteronomy - I am back at work full-time and still daydream about the next baby and its name!! My DH thinks I am nuts.

FriggFRIGG Tue 14-Jun-11 10:50:35

i do exactly the same thing for the same reason....thankfully it seems to have paid off as i adore DC2's name,and it suits him perfectly smile

im now planning DC3's name.
and im not even 100% sure we are having a DC3 grin

GwendolineMaryLacey Tue 14-Jun-11 11:36:28

Nope, we've had our name choices sussed for years. Hence we will never be one of those couples that are still debating the issue a year after the child is registered which drives me insane when I see it on here grin

However, I am now off to ask a name question on my own thread!

squeak2392 Tue 14-Jun-11 20:36:20

Not weird at all - I won't be having my first child for 5 years (ideally!!), but I'm really into names, and it's taken me over a year to come anywhere near close to being definite, so I'm glad I've started already. And, if I still really like the names I do now when I finally get pregnant, then I know that that's the name for me smile

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