Do you know if it's a boy or girl? I think if you don't know (or aren't telling) then its easier to keep the name a secret.
We didn't know what we were having but had the girls name picked from very early on. We were very clear from the get go that we wouldn't share our name choices and no one tried to get it out of us. I think the boy/girl mystery was more interesting than the name speculation.
I didn't have any trouble keeping it to myself, I love DDs name (it's not 'unique' or unusual but it's just beautiful) and loved the idea of introducing her with her name when she was born. I also didn't want people's reactions to weaken my resolve and question our choice.
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05-04-2013 22:05 #11
05-04-2013 22:05 #12
We've had bubs name picked since befoee we found out he was a he.... but we're not telling anyone. I always feel a bit weird when I have to say to people who ask that we arent sharing his name wirh people yet so I just say we haven't 100% decided and are waiting to meet him first...
05-04-2013 22:06 #13
We have done the same thing we did for DD1 name for DD2. Have told people we have a few names we like but are telling no one until she is born. I am not interested in people's opinions and associations with our name choice. Once they are born everyone just excepts the name and if they have a problem with or don't like it they don't say it to you!
I think the key to keeping the secret is to make a deal with DH/DP that you both agree to tell NO ONE. Cause once one person knows you may be tempted to tell another......
Plus it's nice for there to be some suprise if you already know the sex, it's something exciting to reveal on their birth :-)
05-04-2013 22:09 #14
Just refer to bub as bub.
'What's their name?'
'No, really what their name?'
And on and on and on. Kindly explain that you like a particular name but are keeping your options open so in the meantime that will be their name.
05-04-2013 22:14 #15
I always said the baby . So much so that when he was born he was still "the baby "
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05-04-2013 22:26 #16
Make up another name.. Instead of telling them the real name, tell them you're naming your baby Sophie or Adam or something..
05-04-2013 22:35 #17
I found keeping the chosen or short listed names a secret really simple.
What names do you like?
05-04-2013 23:29 #18
I think if you find it hard, just say "we haven't decided yet" or "we are not telling anyone- as we don't want any opinions on it"
Generally I found most people feel the need to give their opinion, it really is inevitable.
I told everyone, with the first being all excited, and I did feel hurt and offended by peoples comments, with the second-no ones opinion really mattered
We had everything from "oh" to "I didn't know people were still using that name" to "that's such a strong name, not at all suitable for a baby"
He has just a standard normal name, I responded to comments with "really? Because I love it" and no one can argue with that
05-04-2013 23:34 #19
Just tell them you're undecided. If you say that you've decided but are unwilling to share, they'll probably just harass you and try to get you to tell them or whinge to each other about you being a sook for not telling or whatever.
05-04-2013 23:52 #20
When people ask, I just tell them we aren't telling anyone. We've had a boy and girls name picked for weeks now and we decided we didn't want to hear people's opinions so we are keeping it to ourselves until Bubs is born. I'm finding a lot of people are respecting our decision. They get more annoyed that we don't know what we are having :-). I find it amusing now.
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