Do you decide your baby's name before or after he/she was born?

@youless (94336)
Guangzhou, China
April 30, 2008 12:26am CST
I don't know whether my baby was a boy or a girl when I was pregnant. I thought out a few female names. But I hadn't thought out a good male name yet. And after my baby was born and he's a boy. At that time I had to consider a good name for my boy.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
Hi youless! Unfortunately, I have no children but I have always been an active participant on thinking names for my nieces and nephews before they were born. My brother and partner usually ask for my suggestions and we all list down all the beautiful and unique names we know. Then we narrow it down to three or four through votes; but at the time they were born, my brother and partner will choose one that they really like and they will always give me the honor to chose the second name. And I appreciate that they give importance to me as the aunt of their children. Just my thoughts dear friend! Take care and have a nice day!
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@youless (94336)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Apr 08
It seems that you are good at thinking out good names. And one day your children will be beneficial because they have such a smart mother
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
1 May 08
Hi youless! haha..Thanks for the kind words dear friend.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
30 Apr 08
We didn't know what we were having so we waited until he was born. I had an inkling that I was having a boy so my husband had a name picked out already. It's unisex so it would of worked out either way.
@youless (94336)
• Guangzhou, China
1 May 08
Thanks for your response.
@minnie_98214 (10572)
• United States
30 Apr 08
I have got boy and girl names picked out already im due in september and I will be ready. I was ready with names for my other two boys as well.
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@youless (94336)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Apr 08
That's good.
@GardenGerty (104298)
• United States
30 Apr 08
I had a list of names, usually for my babies before they were born. When my daughter was expected, I did not have a good boy name picked out, I guess it was lucky she was a girl.
@youless (94336)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Apr 08
That's true
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
When i was like 5 months pregnant... i already know that i will be having a baby girl... but my husband and i cannot agree on a name... so i downloaded like thousands of names with their meaning from the internet... it was only the day when i gave birth to my baby that we agreed to a name that my husband found from the list i downloaded... Since he is inclined to music... we chose the name Callia... which means beautiful name... quite unique...
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@youless (94336)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Apr 08
You are very responsible for it Callia is a special and lovely name
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@Cocoa33 (921)
• United States
30 Apr 08
i decided to have a name for my baby before its born. i don't want to call it baby after its born. that would stink.
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@youless (94336)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Apr 08
At least you have enough time to think it out
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• United States
5 May 08
This is a little weird because I never want to be a parent but I do have names in mind for sons. My favorite male name is David and my second is Jonathan. My third is Matthew.And the next is Arturo.Call me sexist but I would only want boys if I were a parent so I have no girl names.
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@youless (94336)
• Guangzhou, China
5 May 08
Actually I have a son and sometimes I wonder whether having a girl will make me feel less headache
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• United States
5 May 08
It is so ironic because I have the names but I don't want to have the children.
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@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
1 May 08
I decide my kids name after they were born. Traditional Chinese, bring their date and time of birth to someone, (don't know how to name them) ane they will give us a few names to choose.
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@youless (94336)
• Guangzhou, China
1 May 08
I think this tradition isn't available any more. Now most of us will decide our child's name by ourselves.
@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
2 May 08
Quite true, and I don't know where my in-laws get those names from. In our family is our in-laws that decide on the baby's name.
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@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
My husband and I decided for our baby's names even before I gave birth to them. We had names for boy or girl. And so when they came out, they have names already.
@youless (94336)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Oct 08
Both of you prepared for it well
• United States
2 Oct 08
I'm expecting my first baby, and I already have my daughter's name picked out. It's such a nice name. I'm still deciding on a middle name. I'm not sure if I should give her one because our last name is a feminine first name. Her name sounds beautiful enough without a middle name. If I chose one, it's got to be a good one.
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@youless (94336)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Oct 08
I hope you will have a cute and healthy daughter soon
• China
5 May 08
Hello youless. I was told by my doctor friend to thought out the baby name before the baby is born because as soon as the baby is born, his/her name is needed to register in some file. I think she's right and I'll take her advice.
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@youless (94336)
• Guangzhou, China
5 May 08
We have one month to decide the name.
@MAMABLAZE (242)
• United States
2 May 08
We had a list of names picked out but when our daughter was born the name that came to me when I saw her was not one that we had chosen. Wierd huh?
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@youless (94336)
• Guangzhou, China
2 May 08
Yes, that's somewhat a little bit strange
@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
30 Apr 08
Hello youless!:-) The name of our boy was decided 15 months before his birth. That would be around 6 months before he was even conceived. And, it wasn't us who decided the name, he was given his name by our great great great grand mother! :-)
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@youless (94336)
• Guangzhou, China
1 May 08
That's so amazing and your son's name must be so meaningful
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