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Keeping baby names a secret!

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sjclarke86 Thu 21-Mar-13 16:49:54

I don't want to tell anyone any names that we even like. We told brother in law last night that we liked Primrose, he said it sounded like an air freshener!!! Ggrr. Then suggested Mary and Sue!! (Not us at all) and I am such a pushover I just say yeah they're ok. My mother in law is even worse, and I'm even more of a push over with her! I leave her house thinking why did I agree with everything she said and really I think the opposite !!

What did you do ? Did you discuss with people or keep it to yourselves?

Frikadellen Thu 21-Mar-13 19:34:17

We told people name that was similar to or that we liked but had discounted that was meant to read...

Smooshy Thu 21-Mar-13 20:07:10

We talked about names generally but didn't tell them what we had chosen. I think we might have slipped then in with the discussions, but I was pretty firmly set on them so nothing would have changed my mind.

With DS5 we said the names we had chosen were Englebert or Ermintrude. After those anything else is great! grin

IAmLouisWalsh Thu 21-Mar-13 20:11:44

We kept ours totally secret. And no-one dared argue after we announced them!

olivertheoctopus Thu 21-Mar-13 22:55:08

We have shared our list as its interesting to hear comments (esp as I don't give a shit what people think) but we've never declared what we've chosen pre-birth. Mainly because MIL then refers to bump by name which is fucking weird. Nephew got a personalised Xmas present 3 months before he was born...confused

sjclarke86 Thu 21-Mar-13 23:00:10

Olivertheoctopus that would drive me mad!!! Would have been funny if you had decided to change the name!!

PurpleStorm Thu 21-Mar-13 23:59:57

We didn't tell anyone which names were on our shortlist. Seen too many people offer unwanted opinions on baby names!

Although I did have one colleague who had a spreadsheet with shortlisted first name / middle name combinations. He showed this to everyone and asked for opinions.

PurplePidjin Fri 22-Mar-13 02:09:25

We actually decided at about 5 months, but fobbed everyone off with "It depends what suits him when we finally meet him" which seemed to satisfy them.

We stuck with the same name, but i know enough people who met their child and immediately changed their mind! Including one who referred to the bump by a nickname all through and is still, a year on, correcting people to the full name now they've met their child (think Tommy/Thomas although it's not)

IJustWoreMyTrenchcoat Fri 22-Mar-13 11:49:59

I have told people we have already decided (years before I got pregnant actually!) but we are keeping it quiet. I don't think we will, but we could always have a change of heart. I really don't like the endless suggestions and having to be polite about other people's choices to be honest, and if we said we hadn't decided we would be inundated.

Nobody has had a problem with this by the way, most people think it's nice to have a surprise. Well, apart from my partner's mum who is constantly digging...

I have read a lot on these forums to keep quiet and announce when the baby is born. It should (hopefully) be a done deal then and people will keep their negative opinions to themselves.

IrnBruTheNoo Fri 22-Mar-13 11:51:08

Told no one both times. It is no one's business until the baby has arrived.

birdofthenorth Fri 22-Mar-13 15:54:28

With DD1, told no-one apart from DSS, to help him bond. Aimed to tell no-one except current DC with this DS (due in 2 weeks) but DD1 (aged 2.6) has told everyone who will listen! No-one apart from MIL has objected and it's just tough luck for her unfortunately. We are going to surprise her with two middle names -a male diminutive of her's, and FIL's- which may or may not compensate for her horror at his first name!

MummyPig24 Fri 22-Mar-13 16:30:10

We didn't say a specific name. Just said "well we like x, y and z but we will wait and see" but to one of x,y and z my dad said "why?!" So I am not saying anything at all next time!

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