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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05-06-2013 16:05 #31
05-06-2013 16:28 #32
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.
05-06-2013 16:46 #33Senior Member
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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.
05-06-2013 17:03 #34
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
05-06-2013 17:32 #35
[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!
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
05-06-2013 17:45 #36
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.
05-06-2013 17:52 #37
05-06-2013 17:56 #38Junior Member
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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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19-06-2013 07:36 #39Senior Member
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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
22-07-2013 10:11 #40
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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