Once you've decided, do you share the name IRL?
With my daughter, we thought we'd decided and we shared the name. DH's parents didn't like it, and convinced him to change it, so we decided on something else. After the 1st experience, I said we weren't sharing again until she was born. Good thing, too, because neither set of grandparents liked the name we eventually chose and FIL even went so far as to give us a list of "better" names. This was after she was born and the name was on the birth cert! (The man has no tact, I swear.) They've since gotten over it and don't mind her name so much.
This time, I know that no matter which of our top names we pick, our parents aren't going to like them again. I can already see the look on my mother's face. It's the same look she gives if you tell her you had squid for dinner. Wrinkled nose and tongue out like the Poison Control Mr. Yuck guy. So, again, we won't be sharing the name until he's born and it's on the birth cert.
Just wondering if others share and how the names are received before baby is born. If you don't share, how do you answer when people ask? Do you lie and say you haven't decided or tell them flat out you aren't sharing (which tends to make people irrationally angry for some reason)?
Sat, 06/29/2013 - 12:21am