Name Dibs

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Name Dibs

Oh no! Now my brother and his wife are expecting. I had to reveal my names to him! Nooo! We're not even sure yet. I gave him two first names that we're claiming and said one of them was non-negotiable.

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That stinks that you had to reveal your names. My little sister is pregnant. Thankfully she already knew the gender of her baby and had his name picked out before we even found out we were pregnant....lol

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Oh man! You're due before them, right?! LOL

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YES! By about two months, so I just need to get the names down on the birth certificates first! But still... Something to put us in gear and pick out some names can't be too much of a bad thing. Wink

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I'm lost... is he trying to steal one of your baby names???

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Lurker...

LOL! When I announced this (and my last) pregnancy my sister said that if it was a girl, I could not use the name Ann. She is not preggo, and no future pregnancy in sight but I didn't mind, we have completely different name tastes.

Hopefully you guys have different tastes in names so there's no need to call dibs on a name.

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"Starryblue702" wrote:

I'm lost... is he trying to steal one of your baby names???

No, no. I just wasn't planning on sharing just yet. And I know they're trying to think ahead and won't want to get stuck on using a name that's the same as a first cousin's name.

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My sister's and I have such different tastes, there is no way we would pick the same names (even though they are done and they won't be pregnant with me).

But I understand! That was the one thing we are deciding to keep to ourselves until the baby is born, the name.... sorry! Hopefully they can help keep your secret?!

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Good call. Dh and I talked baby names for years, even before TTC. When my brother and SIL got pg they said they were using "our" girl name. They were kidding but I didn't know and I got upset - I just didn't tell them I was upset.

Its good to get it out there so they know its what you will use.

My Dh is leaning more towards keeping this LO's name a secret too. I think he is keeping it a secret from me as well because he still hasn't told me that he is SURE which one he wants.

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"Jenn0113" wrote:

My Dh is leaning more towards keeping this LO's name a secret too. I think he is keeping it a secret from me as well because he still hasn't told me that he is SURE which one he wants.

Haha! Love it!

Yeah, I wanted to keep them all a secret because I just don't want the feedback. There is going to be negative feedback for every name. OK it sounds like "stupid" in some other language I've never heard of, OK it reminds you of a fat kid who beat you up in elementary school, OK it rhymes with some version of "penis" that I've never heard of ... You know!

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"triplespiral" wrote:

No, no. I just wasn't planning on sharing just yet. And I know they're trying to think ahead and won't want to get stuck on using a name that's the same as a first cousin's name.

Are you due before she is? Because (and I hate to sound like the jerk here) if there really was a name that the both of you were in love with (and again, not that there would be a huge possibility for this!) but technically you get first dibs!! I really wouldn't even worry about it. You and DH pick your names, then announce them to the world worry free lol!

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Speaking of names and feedback etc, who is announcing before baby is born?

Both DH and I are too excited so after our ultrasound on Saturday, I want to announce to friends/family and even Facebook who's cooking in there!! I would hope that since I am announcing the name, not asking for suggestions that I won't get a ton of critique, but I guess that's probably wishful thinking!