We're sitting at the 20 week mark and it's about that time to get serious about a name. As soon as we found out we were pregnant we had people asking if we had names picked out. Sure, I think about names while I'm hurling into the toilet, it's my favorite pastime! *sarcasm* I of course said it was too soon, we'd rather wait until we knew what we were having.
When we found out baby #3 was a girl, it started again. "Any names?"
Oh come on! We JUST found out, let us go buy some pink onesies first and let the reality of a girl after two boys sink in a little!
We had names pretty quickly with the boys. But we did something that no one else in our circle of friends was doing - we kept the name a secret. We were asked day in and day out, people gave us pouty faces and begged, and we held strong. We didn't tell anyone until they were born.
We plan to do it with baby girl as well.
I just don't see the big deal. Why do we need to tell everyone? For one, I don't want opinions. I don't want people asking questions or saying, "That's weird!" or that it doesn't fit with everyone's name in our family. And another, if we already know the gender, what other surprises can there be? Okay, weight and length, but people don't care about that. They want to know gender and name.
What would happen if we shared her name... and then decided against it in a few weeks?
So I ask - did you share your baby's name before they were born? Why or why not?