Any more secrets to keep?

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Any more secrets to keep?

So now that we've officially found out the sex (boy, if you don't already know!) I was thinking the only thing that was left to keep secret is the name! I thought it would be really fun if we decided on the name but kept it to ourselves until his birth day! Has anyone else ever done this before or know of anyone who has?? Wink

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We didn't decide on DS1's name until after we got to see him. We had a shortlist of two possibilities, and decided which one looked like it matched him better. Smile

We also didn't share any of our namelist with others, because we didn't want them getting attached to a name we didn't pick. So we picked a wildly inappropriate cultural/ethnic mismatch of a name as our "decoy name" for curious relatives instead.

So when we were talking about him between ourselves, we used our codename for him-- Jellybean. When nosy relatives pressed us about the name, we told them it was Wenceslado Jorge. And through a series of jokes, my co-workers ended up referring to him as Scrappy Doo. Biggrin It was a lot of fun, and cute and silly while it lasted, but now he gets to be just plain ol' Benjamin...

Good luck with keeping your secret!

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We named out kids in the hospital, too! Infact no one knew my daughters name until she was two days old. It made the whole family CRAZY!

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I just love the idea! Mostly because it's the only thing left to be kept a secret! I think the code name thing is pretty funny, too... I think I'll go with Bonfliqua Louis LMAO

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My cousin is doing that right now. I can't do it lol. I like to call baby by name as soon as I know the sex, so I wouldn't be able to keep the secret. hahaha

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Bonfliqua Louis! Bwahaha! Perfect. ROFL

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Yep, we haven't revealed names until the baby's born both times. Because we didn't know ourselves! We had it narrowed down to a couple but wanted to see the kiddo first before we committed to a name. I'm sure we'll do the same with this one. I guess I am weird, I don't like to call the baby by its name before it's born, I can't really explain why.

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My friend did that with both of her girls. I can't keep a secret to save my life so it would never happen for us Smile

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My sister sort of kept names a secret ... but only because she had no idea what she was naming each of her boys when they were born. The first didn't have a name for a week!

I haven't been willing to share names we're discussing but not exactly with the intention of keeping it a secret until the birthday, but more because I don't want anyone else's input. We'll share near the end and people can let us know at that point if we made a horrible mistake with initials or something, but I want to feel pretty solid on the names we've chosen.

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We've been throwing out names when people ask, and I sort of wish we hadn't. I wish we kept it secret. We re pretty certain of our boy name, (Connor Alexander) but our girl name has changed. We were going to go with Sofia Grace and we told a bunch of people that one. But now we are thinking Elaina (nickname Lainey). No middle name yet, and honestly I'm not sold on Elaina 100%. So...I dunno. I guess we will keep sharing but I wish we had kept it quiet in the beginning!

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".hilary." wrote:

We've been throwing out names when people ask, and I sort of wish we hadn't. I wish we kept it secret. We re pretty certain of our boy name, (Connor Alexander) but our girl name has changed. We were going to go with Sofia Grace and we told a bunch of people that one. But now we are thinking Elaina (nickname Lainey). No middle name yet, and honestly I'm not sold on Elaina 100%. So...I dunno. I guess we will keep sharing but I wish we had kept it quiet in the beginning!

That is our girl name too, but we are going with Alaina and Laney or Lainey.