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    Quote Originally Posted by almai927 View Post
    All my family are starting to freak out though, assuming we have picked something really unusual and keep giving me newspaper articles on 'bad' names and the effects it can have on children.
    I think they will be suprised at his actual name, as is very common and 'normal' but has huge meaning for us.
    This does not surprise me! I'll bet he comes out, you tell everyone his name and they'll say something like "ohhh, that makes sense". I'm looking forward to finding out what the meaning is!

    I've been getting those newspaper articles shoved in front of me too, but I've always liked not common, but still fairly traditional names (ones you've heard before, but not that often). Also, DH automatically turns down any name that he thinks is too strange or gender-ambiguous.

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    I've had a baby girl's name picked out since I was a kid, and everyone knows it. Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE this name.

    I thought that if I told everyone my baby name, that would be reason for friends and family NOT to use it (kinda like I had "dibs" on the name).

    Backfired when a cousin got pregnant and immediately announced if it was a girl she was naming her [my name!].

    I confronted her about it and she played dumb, but then she ended up having a boy anyway lol, and so did I! So I haven't used it either, hehe.

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    We won't tell because we are likely to change our minds before bubs is here!

    We are actually thinking about not telling anyone else the sex if we find out too.

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    We will only tell close family our names. People are way too critical during pregnancy; once the baby is here, no one tells you that they hate the name.
    I also get worried that people may steal the name

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    [QUOTE=TaylorMade;7280995]This does not surprise me! I'll bet he comes out, you tell everyone his name and they'll say something like "ohhh, that makes sense". I'm looking forward to finding out what the meaning is!
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    I had an electronic baby in school (for home ec class) and I named her Arjzay... (Said like the fancy way of saying 'target' but without the t... IYKWIM??)

    So people assume I'll pick something different like that for this bub
    I love unusual names but DP picked this name and I liked it plus it made sence for us..
    I hope everyone likes it and doesn't think it's too boring! Haha

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    I told people my first and second DD names and learnt from then on never do it again. So many people said they didn't like the names but once the girls were born everyone loved the names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by almai927 View Post
    I had an electronic baby in school (for home ec class) and I named her Arjzay... (Said like the fancy way of saying 'target' but without the t... IYKWIM??)
    I had that baby too! I can't remember what I named him though, all I remember was he had a bangin' tan for a baby!

    I'm sure no one will think it's too boring.. I'm sure he won't be boring!

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    I got pressured into telling my name (to family) only to be told it was too common! I told them to get stuffed

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    Some people we tell and some we don't. We go with Slavic names (my background) so not everyone "gets" them. And we don't care. Just can't be bothered discussing it with dumb people before the event

    I wouldn't care if someone used one of our names but think it is a little weird just cause noone else has them. A very very very tacky lady I know named her daughter the same thing as my son (after my son was born) and she doesn't use the correct pronunciation and it just makes my skin crawl. If you are gonna use it use it properly!

    We have told a couple of people this baby's name, and most like it, although most probably wouldn't say

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    We did with DS, but this baby we're not saying a word until he or she makes an appearance into the world.


 
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