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Did you tell anyone the name of your baby before he/she was born?

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    usfret is offline Registered User
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    We had decided on the name before we even knew when we would have a baby - it was like when we have a baby we'll name him/her .... We wouldn't have told anyone but my hubby accidently spilled the beans to my sister way before we had the baby. And course she can't keep anything to herself so my parents knew too. The only other person I told was a a friend who was also pregnant at the same time.

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    We had some ideas and talked about them w/ friends and family. Some were very blunt: for example, I got very negative feedback on the idea of Theodosia for my dd.

    Choosing the European names was decided by dh and me alone. Choosing the Chinese names were more of a group/commitee endeavor. :)

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    We short listed and eventually came down to 2 if it was a girl
    we didnt tell anyone.
    We stopped discussing the name a couple of months before the birth.
    So when she was born the midwife asked us if we had a name for her,I gestured to my husband and let him make the final desicion on the spot.
    He was so happy!

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    We did, we told a lot of people. But actually in the last few weeks before she was born, the name didn't quite feel "right" anymore. It wasn't until she was born, that we knew her name should be Maya instead of Kaylee Anne. BIG difference! lol.
    All the best,
    Katie

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    Quote Originally Posted by somebodyfamous
    I was given good advice to NOT reveal the babies names before birth as some people are insensitive and will comment on your choice of name e.g. "how old fashioned", "like a pop star?", "ugh, I had a horrid aunt with the same name" blah blah .. whereas people seem to have more tact when youtell them AFTER the baby is born .

    Totally agree!!! i can announced the gender but not the name, it's personal, everyone will definetely have comments on it. Even my mom, i told her about our first option and she said it's hard to pronounce, from then on, i just posted at worldnames.com to ask for suggestion.

    Bottom line is, whatever the name of my baby, the grandparents would love the kid.

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    i'm canadian and my hubby is local chinese.
    we agreed that i'd pick the english name and he'd pick the chinese name.

    the only veto power i had was if it sounded like something in english....this was because i once had ataxi driver in HK named....

    YU TIT MAN....


    i thought there is NO WAY i'm taking a child named TIT MAN to canada....

    my hubby said as a joke that he then vetoed my chosen name of Liam...it sounded like
    LAY YUM in chinese... which means... you pervert!

    anyway, finally came up with a mouthful of a name, but it works for us...

    Liam Zachary Ng Ga Lim

    did we tell people? i think that when people asked i said that we were considering Liam, but we'd wait until the baby came along...the chinese name was a family afair with all of the in-laws weighing in...

    now we have to do it all over again, but this time for a girl!
    Last edited by carang; 09-22-2006 at 09:37 PM.

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    My son was born in Seattle and we had not made up our mind of his English until he was born. We gave him a Chinese name after a month we returned Hong Kong, coz everyone here urged us to complete a Chinese name.

    By the way, congratulations to carang to have or will have a baby girl :-)

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    thanks! very excited...

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