im 32 weeks and we picked a name quite a while ago that we both love. we've kept it a secret so haven't had other peoples opinions sway me but sometimes i panic and think is it the right name anyone else feel unsure sometimes?
Give yourself time. You don't have to "know" right now. Don't put pressure on yourself to stick with a particular name. There will be lots of things that you don't know about this baby. My theory is that we obsess about names because they give us some illusion of control
I'm still not sure about our baby's name, she's 2 weeks old today and her birth has been registered. My partner and I love it, bit I know other people don't & find it a bit weird where we live. She's called Romany, but we've taken to calling her Romy for short.
DS was different name for an entire pregnancy. As soon as he was born he wasn't that name but was my favourite name.
DD was going to be a boy and we hadn't really settled on a name. We decided on something v simple and v classic. It didn't come naturally to me at all and yet she is everything her name is. (has been for 18 yrs). I called her fagash lil or fagash for a Cpl of weeks and do again when I happen across 10 Marlborough in her laundry. She was the other half of the act too.
I think maybe it's harder with two of the same sex.
I'd agree with that. DS1 got my all time favourite boys name. Never a shred of doubt or regret about his name.
DS2 - lots of back and forth about what name we'd like, complicated by very close relatives having used other potential favourite names before DS2 was born. But, he's 3 now, and I can't imagine him as suiting any other name now.
DS3 - that was very tricky, finding a 3rd boys name that we both liked enough to give a baby. I'm not 100% sure about it, no. I know DH definitely had reservations about his middle name. But I expect the name will probably grow on me like DS2's name has.
I wasn't 100% sure at any point throughout my pregnancy. We both found girls names very hard to like for a long time. We had 2 that we liked when she was born and even now at times I look at her and think we (I) should have picked the other! good luck
I think it's normal for a name to lose its sparkle when you're using it every day and are used to it, and tastes and fashions in all things evolve over time. The other important thing to remember is that as long as you've chosen a decent name that you like, it's not that big a deal if you later wobble. If you've called your DD Lily, for example, and you later wish you'd called her Jasmine because it's less popular and has stronger letters, it doesn't really matter. Lily will get on perfectly well in life with her name.