How long did it take for you to pick out your childs name?

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Michelle - posted on 04/05/2010

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Myself and my ex had our daughter's name 3 months into our relationship, and I didn't fall pregnant till we'd been together for 5 months. It was a strange convo and I'm not sure how it started but we had a girl's name and a boys name all ready for if the situation ever arose. I personally think that we felt so comfortable with each other that we knew children would come along lol.x

Kel - posted on 04/02/2010

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Our daughter is adopted and we chose her name based on a theory we learned in the parenting classes we had to take. Namely, if you give your child a "family" name the members of your extended family will feel closer to the child and bond more easily. I joke that my little girl is named after two old men...my grandfathers...Rylie, after my dad's dad Riley, and Geane, after my mom's dad Gene and my hubby's mom Jeannine. I think Rylie Geane is a good name for a girl! : )

DeAnna - posted on 04/01/2010

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With our first it didn't take long at all. His name is Jaydan (after his dads sister, Jade, whom isn't around anymore) and Nicholas (his dads middle name). With our second son. We couldn't agree on a name at all. He didn't have a name until he was a day old. His name is Andrew (just because we like Dru and that is what he's called) and Joseph (after our grandfathers whose names are joe)..So now we have a Jaydan Nicholas Garcia and Andrew Joseph Garcia. Names are hard and VERY important. I love names that mean something to you.

Michelle - posted on 04/01/2010

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With my twins, my husband picked out a name for one and I picked out a name for the other. So the first ones were quick and easy for us. The next one we had a list and when we saw our baby we picked the name. The last one we didn't even really have a list and the nurses were asking us after the 2nd day that they needed a name for the birth certificate besides Baby Boy before we finally decided. It got harder with each child.

Danielle - posted on 04/01/2010

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We didn't find out the sex for either of our babies which makes things harder. "Chloe" - we both agreed on straight after I found I was pregnant. "Summer" was in the maybe pile for a month or two but we both were as stubborn as each other & we couldn't agree. In labour suite, in two seconds, we agreed on Summer. It seems so simple now!!

Angie - posted on 03/31/2010

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My boyfriend and I picked out a name for our daughter as soon as we found out I was pregnant. Of course we also had a name picked out if she was a boy, but in the end it was a girl. Anyway, this name was Destiny Nevaeh which is Heaven spelled backwards. I absolutely loved the name and we even had a cradle made with the name engraved on it. So, my C-section was scheduled for 10-31-2008, yeah Halloween morning at 6:30a.m. So, that morning we are walking across the parking lot to enter the hospital when he turned around and looked at me and said," I can't give her that name, I just don't like it anymore". I could have slapped him senseless, but I didn't, I looked at him and said," You mean to tell me that we have had this name picked out for 9 months, had the name engraved in her cradle and we have told everyone that we knew that she would be named Destiny Nevaeh, not to mention the fact that we have called her that from the minute it was picked out, and you want to change your mind now? Are you stupid? Why couldn't you have done this a few months ago, instead of about 2 hours before this baby is to be born?" He just looked at me and said he was sorry. I told him that if he didn't want to name her Destiny that it was fine, but he would be the one to name her, I was done. So, the morning went on and she was born, a happy and healthy 6lb 5oz, blue eyed baby girl at 7:34a.m. Everyone that came to visit couldn't figure out why we hadn't named her yet, and they would laugh when we would tell them what happened. But anyway my boyfriend finally named our daughter about 4 hours before we were to be discharged from the hospital, and he came up with a name that fit her little personality better than any other name ever could have. Her name ended up being, Jayleigh LeShay. And it just fits her; she would never have been anything else but a Jayleigh LeShay.

Kim - posted on 03/31/2010

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As soon as we found out we were pregnant, my husband & I started talking names. Then, when each child was born, the ones that we picked just didn't seem right for the baby. Each child went about 2 days without a name.

Mari - posted on 03/31/2010

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not very long,I think we had a name bfore the baby ... now that is scary ... and the funny thing is we only had boys names not girls ... it is good we had a boy :)

Autumn - posted on 03/31/2010

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I had lists the whole time, it prolly took like 6 months at least...I made the list and my husband agreed on ONE name! So that's what we went with..

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Our first was easy after my husbands grandfather died he ask if I minded calling our first son after him, Tommy ,2nd time we were having twins so we got to pick 1 boys name and 1 girls name each so I picked Niamh and Aaron and he picked Chloe and Ben and then with our last I had picked Anthony after my grandmother gave me a St. Anthony prayer for expectant women (my twin pregancey didnt end well and she was worried for me) so it was up to my husband to pick girls name which he did one night while watching tv he said what about Grace I loved it and asked where did he come up with it and his reply was" Will and Grace is on next"

Shawn - posted on 03/30/2010

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I already had Emma picked out if I ever had a girl because I wanted to name her after my grandmother. Our first baby was a girl so that was easy. I told my husband since he did not argue with me and let me name our girl, he could name the second child. We had a boy and he just picked a name because he liked it.

Bethanie - posted on 03/30/2010

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It took my husband and I several years to conceive, so I had my son's first name picked out for that long! My husbands grandfather's name was Axel, and it just fit really well with Aricin! We didn't know we were having a boy, but not being able to come up with a girl's name that we loved as much as his, should have been our sign that it was a boy! I will be struggling to find names I love as much as his for subsequent child(ren)!

Colette - posted on 03/30/2010

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It took us a few months to come up with our names and had two or three options for each gender so just incase they didn't seem like on name

Brittany - posted on 03/30/2010

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before we got pregnant with our son we had names picked out for both. not long into the pregnancy we decided on tristan lee and it caused alot of problems with my inlaws but it didnt make a difference to us. when we got pregnant with our daughter we kept going back and forth on names and were constantly changing our minds. i was in the hospital being induced before we finally decided on jazlyn rose.

Bridget - posted on 03/30/2010

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My husband and I agreed on a girls name when we were dating and not even considering having a baby....Charlotte Grace. His grandmother was Charlotte and my Grandmother is Grace. So when we found out we were having a girl we didnt have any more thinking to do. 6 days before I had my daughter Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr had a daughter and named her Charlotte Grace, I couldnt believe it! Then when I saw her for the first time my husband and I looked at each other and knew she wasnt a Charlotte. So for 3 days she wasnt named. We had MANY ideas. Finally my husband picked her first name, Adeline, because he likes the name. I picked her middle names Harper, after Harper Lee, and we kept Grace. So her full name is Adeline Harper Grace

Mary - posted on 03/30/2010

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Not long at all. The first child I had decided to name because I wanted a child really badly and had fasted and prayed for a child just like Samuel's mom in the Bible so if it was a boy I was going to name it Samuel Charles I forget what I was going to name it if it was a girl. I lost that child anyway. When I got pregnant again I decided that if I had a girl I would name it after my grandmother and my aunt so I named her Christine Lorraine. Because when I was a child and my mom had us girls my grandmother always said,"Why didn't you name her Christine?" she wanted a baby named after her so now she has one. It was kinda a promise I made. So I didn't have any trouble picking out her name when I found out it was a girl.

Susan - posted on 03/30/2010

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I had had her name picked out since we started trying for a baby 5 years prior. We threw around some other ones but Lily Grace kept coming back as the front runner. We had a LONG time to think about it ;) And we have boy/girl names picked out in case there's some miracle and we are blessed with another baby someday.

Christina - posted on 03/30/2010

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For our first it took until after we found out what we were having. We had decided that if it were a girl he got to choose first and I would choose middle and vice versus for a boy. We ended up with a boy so I told him he could choose from Haiden, Kaiden or Aiden. He went with Aiden and then we carried on the family name (on both sides after my great grandfather and husbands middle name) Kenneth for his middle name. For our next we already have names for a boy Cohen Michael and for a girl Teagan Fay.

Lauren - posted on 03/30/2010

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We waited until the day our children were born. We looked at them and then decided.

If you want to know if it will be a good name just YELL it, over and over again. B/c lets face it that how you will be saying it for the next 18 years. LOL j/k about the yelling. :)
it really does help if you say it repeatedly though.

I would also recommend not telling others. Most of the time you just get criticism and it makes it harder to settle on a name.

Corinne - posted on 03/30/2010

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my hubby and i started picking names out when we decided we were ready to start trying to have kids! it about a month or two bc neither of us could agree on anything! after a few weeks we sat down and decided that we knew we wanted a family name, for the middle name, and we went down the list of family members...decided pretty quick on the name we wanted and went from there!

Jessica - posted on 03/30/2010

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For our son we didn't really start thinking of names until we found out the sex at 20 weeks. Kieran was the ONLY boy name we could agree on, which was great because I also happen to LOVE it. I love the way it sounds and its different. It took us a couple weeks after the ultrasound to officially decide that's what we were going with.

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with my first child, my husband didnt help much at all with selecting the name. it took me til around 7 months along to actually decide on both first and middle name. im pregnant with number two (our second, and another boy) and im having a very difficult time choosing names that i like that my husband likes as well. if i would have had girls they would have been named the day i found out the gender!!! i find that boys names are much more difficult to choose.

Lani - posted on 03/30/2010

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My son's name was easy. He has my husbands middle name David but in Hawaiian Kawika. His middle name is Kealoha, which is Blessed or Beloved. He is my blessing after 2 miscarriages. My daughter on the other hand, I just couldn't come up with any thing. So my neice did the work for us. Piki-La Nui, which is Peach Holiday translated. Which is appropriate because she was conceived when we were on vacation. Look at family names first then when all else fails ask someone.

Brittany - posted on 03/30/2010

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me and my husband could not agree on a name!!! we had a list of them we liked...and had it narrowed down to the top 3 names for boys and girls. the night before we went to find out the sex...i told him i wanted to pick the name so i could call my baby by his name when we found out what we were having. we chose tristyn joel (hubby picked first name...and his middle name is my hubbys middle name). we liked how it sounded a lot like his older brothers name (my ss) christian! : )

Melissa - posted on 03/30/2010

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I was about 6 months pregnant before we came up with a name that we both liked. If we didn't know already that she was going to be a she....she would probably still not have a name!

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6 weeks AFTER my daughter was born LOL, i just couldnt think of a girls name i loved, everyone was bugging me telling me u have 2 think of a name so in the end just before i had to registor her i choose Ella-may and no middle name because i didnt have time 2 think of one LOL.

Julie - posted on 03/30/2010

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Our first son was named within an hour of birth, our second was a girl and she was named within the first day or so. But our 3rd was also a girl and I thought she was going to be a boy, she was about 7 weeks old and called Poppy until we named her Amelia, she still (at nearly 3) gets Poppy a lot and answers to both.

Emma - posted on 03/29/2010

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With our daughter ( Tannith) her name was picked the moment the test came back positive, as my hubby was 100% it was going to be a girl, But my son had no name for the first month after he was born we just called him peanut until we finely decided on Flynn which suits his personality perfectly.

Faith - posted on 03/29/2010

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My first we had his name picked for a long time. Eventually changed it to his middle name (Aramus Mitchell) when I was 8 months pregnant. Good thing we had finally decided on it b/c he was 2 1/2 wks early. Our second boy I had choosen Gavin, despite the fact that I am asian and far from being fair or white skinned, lol ppl. Amazingly he must have liked his name b/c when he was born he pulled more towards his daddy (cauc) and is much lighter than his older brother. Our most recent seemed to take forever. We were still debating on it when he was born, actually right up until they handed us the papers to fill out his name! We did finally agree on Nikolai after his polish/russian/italian side. =)

Alicia - posted on 03/29/2010

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With my first I had her name picked by the time I was 6months pregnant. My 2nd I had her name picked out before she was born but I decided the name did not fit her well so I changed it when she was a few hours old. And my last 2 I had picked while I was still pregnant.

Medic - posted on 03/29/2010

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With our son I knew from the get go the issue was how to spell it and that took almost nine months because everyone and their effin dog had an idea and I chose his middle name after my father and grand fathers and ended up with Daemyan James and when we found out we were expecting again we chose to go with a Y theme with the first names and a middle name that was after something or someone so we chose Jacquelyn and it just happens to have the same number of sylibles and then I chose for her middle name to be after her fathers call sign for when they are deployed so we now have Jacquelyn Salem....I guess they just come to us fast.

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We were trying for awhile, so we had plenty of time to decide, it didn't take us long at all, we both like similar names so was easy.

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my husband is a music theory teacher and wanted our daughter to have a name associated with music. however, we didn't want to do anything predictable like melody. we chose memphis (elvis was from there) and rose for her middle name. our next, hopefully a boy, will be ezra maddox.

Alicia - posted on 03/29/2010

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i was 13 weeks when i found out i was pregnant and we were throwing names around until i guess about week 28 when we had decided on Grace Lynn. we call her Gracie. shes not named after anyone but i wanted something that not every little girl was named. if she had been a boy we had the names Wyatt, Lane and Ryland thrown around.

Chesnie - posted on 03/29/2010

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It took a few weeks but we decided on the name I picked for our girl-Peyton after Peyton on One Tree Hill my fave show. Middle name took a lil longer but I picked Claire (Peyton Claire). If we were to have a boy I wanted Lucas or Jaydon. He said not Jaydon but I love that name!

Sarah - posted on 03/29/2010

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my husband had the first name if it was a boy and it took till i was abt 16 weeks for him to find the girls name he liked.i hated it.than i was craving ice cream the day we found out it was a girl and it was a 45min drive to get the ice cream i wanted so i told him if he got me my ice cream we would name her the name he liked so he got me my ice cream and so her name is shannon.but i picked her middle name and i named her after his mothers middle name so pretty much the whole pregnancy she had her name

Natalia - posted on 03/29/2010

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It took about a month for me to pick out my son's name. Since he was our first i said i was picking out the name, I had to do all the work. :) I picked Emmanuel because it means god with us and michael after his dad.



Our second was a girl and my husband picked out her name Daisy Lynn. Daisy for Daisy Duke from the dukes of hazard, his favorite show. lol and lynn after his aunt Jolynn. it took me about 3 months to approve the name. I still love the name Daisy though. :)

Chelle - posted on 03/29/2010

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with my 1st it took the whole pregnancy! in the end i let my partner pick the 1st name and i chose the middle name (my nans name) and my daughter is called lilly mae.

with this one we had thought of a few girl and boy names as soon as we found out i was expecting... and after i had my 20 week scan and found out it was another girl straight away we both agreed on layla christy. layla goes nice with lilly and christy because both our mothers are called christine and christina.

what about you natalia?

Vanessa - posted on 03/29/2010

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I chose each child's name according to the pain and suffering I went through.(LOL)

Janelle - posted on 03/29/2010

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Names are hard to pick out!!! They are stuck with it for life! So, we took our time and for our first son, it took nearly 9 months!!! But for our other children it took a couple months until we were sold on something, but always had a back up plan if they didn't look like our first choice!!

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