View Full Version : Did you call your unborn baby by a name you had picked b4 the birth?
Hey girls.. not sure if i worded that right lol but im just wondering if anyone has called their unborn baby a name they have picked while it is still in their tummy?
we have come up with a name we both really like and in my head ive been calling her that name when i think about her or sort of talk to her in my head ( no im not crazy i swear lol!)
anyone else done that? do u think its weird ? lol
both my girls had names from as soon as i knew they were girls and got there names and this baby boy is the same :D
Yeah, DH and I had our heart set on a particular name (which was non-gender specific) and it really helped us "connect" (I guess is the word) with the unborn child. It was nice to be able to talk about (and to) Cody. We could then call the nursery "Cody's room" and talked about shopping for "Cody's clothes" etc.
It being our first child, I think it really helped to make the whole process less daunting to assign a little bit of a personality as such to the child.
We found out the gender at 18 weeks so we knew if we had a girl Cody or a boy Cody and when she popped out low and behold she indeed looked like a Cody. Not sure what we would have done if she didn't. There was no back up plan!
Yep. Did with DS & do with this little girl.
DD had her name as soon as I found out at the 20wk scan. I'd found the name a couple of weeks earlier and it was like "yep, thats it". I didn't really say it openly though more just in my head. If anyone asked I told them.
And yes I used to call her that in my head and talk to her using that name all the time. I don't think it's weird, its beautiful :)
yes i did this with both boys as soon as we knew the sex - i did not like the same names for both - got a 'feeling' about the 'right' name for each. :)
Not by a name as such, we called her "germ" because she made me sick.:o
Well, we were actually the opposite as in we referred to our DS with a nickname and it's sorta stuck, even now and he's 8 months old! From the very first scan at 7 weeks we called our DS 'Peanut' 'coz that's what he looked like on that scan. So throughout the pg we spoke about Peanut, called him Peanut when we were talking to him in utero (even after the 20 week scan when we knew he was a he and had decided on his name). And as I said, now he's 'out' we still call him Peanut, so I think that nickname is gonna stick for life :D
I started calling my little boy by his name as soon as i found out he was a boy at 20 weeks pregnant. I think its normal :thumbsup: and helped me really bond with him.
Yep DD was named before we even knew for sure she was a girl because I just felt she was.
DS was named from about 27 weeks I think....we found out he was a boy and then spent two months arguing over what to call him otherwise he would've been named earlier.
Not weird at all I think it's pretty common now that so many people find out the sex halfway through.
My son-to-be in OCT has a nickname "bug" but not his actual name.
I have 3 picked but would like to see what and whom he looks like before I name him.
Yep,we had both boys names picked out from about 20 weeks,so refer to them by name(except when ppl are around-its top secret!;))
My last pregnancy Yes, from the start as I just knew it was my long awaited boy finally coming to join us.
My first bump was called Mikie but was in fact a girl :p
Wow so many replies! im so glad its not weird cuz i thought it would be a really nice way for DP and i to bond with bub
its the first bub for him and altho i have children of a past relationship so its still a new thing for "us"
We had both names picked out before birth. :yes:
we were set on the names I called my twins there names. I was about 28 weeks when we figured out the names (Kieran and Sean) and I knew who was who in there (hehe) and even the specialist was surprised I was saying there names! hehe Mind you he didnt think it was so crazy when they were born because there were the 2 I didnt want them mixed up I was totally adament that there names were correct! hehehe
my best friend and my SIL both did this and found it great for their older child too cos they could bond better with it.
My experience is a little funny, I choose a name and called my bump by it til it was born and we realised they were wrong with the sex :eek:
with our first son, we did but only between the two of us (we were keeping his name a secret).
this time, we are almost certain on a name and DH has started using it but i still say "Cashew" or "the baby" :D
We sure have given bubs a name and she will keep it when born in november. Check out my ticker!! All of my other 4 were named before they were born. :)
With both of mine I referred to them by name while pregnant. With DS I referred to him as Ry before we even found out. I just knew. Both their names completely suit them.
With DS I "knew" I was having a boy before the 20wk scan we were calling him Connor from about 10 wks. This time it took us longer to decide on a name, thought we were having a girl, turns out to be a boy and we are calling him Ollie (Oliver) now.
I sure did. We did this for both my daughter and son.
Both my girls had there names picked out from conception and when i knew they were girls at there 20 week scans so from then on we called them there names. :D
We didn't with DD as they were not sure that she was going to be a girl.
This time around we only call him by his name when we are at home so DD can get used to it but as we have'nt told any of our family that we know the sex of Jack we just call him bubs.
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