Wooden Name Signs For Baby

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When Should You Announce Your Baby’s Name?

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The middle of pregnancy is the most popular time to settle on a name – one third of parents make their choice amid the second-trimester glow. It’s probably no coincidence that this is when you’re likely to find out whether you’re having a boy or a girl.

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It’s natural for a newly expectant parent to wonder: When do I need to make a baby name decision? When do most parents decide on a name, and when do they reveal it?

We asked more than 4,000 BabyCenter parents and parents-to-be about their baby-name timing, and the results were nearly as diverse as the names they chose. So whether you’re ricocheting like a pinball from one name choice to another as your due date looms, or you picked a name back in middle school and told all your family and friends, you’re not alone. Read on to see how you compare.

When do parents pick a baby name?

Second trimester

The middle of pregnancy is the most popular time to settle on a name – one third of parents make their choice amid the second-trimester glow. It’s probably no coincidence that this is when you’re likely to find out whether you’re having a boy or a girl. (But knowing the sex first isn’t a necessity: Forty-three percent of parents pick both a boy name and girl name and figure out later which one to use, and 1 percent cover their bases with a unisex name.)

Third trimester

The next most popular time to choose a name is pregnancy’s home stretch – one quarter of parents decide on a name in the third trimester. These could be the same folks who work well under pressure.

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After birth

Another quarter wait until after delivery to finalize the name choice (so if you happen to be in labor when you’re reading this and still don’t have a winner, don’t fret). Seventeen percent of parents choose a name on the day their baby arrives, and an additional 8 percent wait until a few days – or even weeks – later.

“We started looking for a name right after we found out we were having a boy, but we just couldn’t decide,” says one BabyCenter mom. “Finally, three hours after he was born, we agreed he was a Logan.” Sometimes you just have to meet your baby first.

First trimester – or earlier

About one fifth of parents choose a name early in the game. Nine percent pick their baby’s name during that first queasy trimester, and an impressive 12 percent make their choice before conception. Talk about having your ducks in a row!

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When do parents announce their baby’s name?

During pregnancy

A surprising 64 percent of parents spill the beans about their baby’s name during pregnancy. Perhaps these parents want to make their announcement sooner rather than later so they don’t risk that pregnant cousin calling dibs on the name they want.

After birth

In contrast, 31 percent of parents keep their name choice safely under wraps until their baby’s arrival. Keeping it a secret can help avoid unwanted feedback about the name, since the decision feels much more final once the baby’s actually here. Another good reason for waiting? Dramatic flair!

Before conception

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A few would-be parents (5 percent) announce their name of choice when their baby is still just a twinkle in their eye. Perhaps they plan to honor a favorite grandparent or great-grandparent and want to tell that person, or maybe they just know what they want and see no reason not to share.


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What timing is right for you?

There’s no “right time” to choose or announce a baby’s name. As it is with most parenting decisions, different things work for different families.

That said, here are a few things to keep in mind when faced with some common naming scenarios:

Choosing a name

Scenario #1: I picked a name a long time ago and know I want to use it.

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You may feel quite strongly about your top choice, particularly if you’ve had it in mind for several years. And if you’re lucky, the stars will align and your partner will agree with you. “I had names picked out from a young age – Nicolas for a boy and Victoria for a girl,” says one mom. “Luckily my husband loved them.”

On the other hand, remember that it takes two to tango – and if your partner doesn’t like the name, some discussion and compromise are definitely in order. Maybe you could pick the girl’s name and he could pick the boy’s name. Or you could pick the first name while he picks the middle name. “I loved the name Mason, but my husband wanted to use a family name, William. So we went with Mason William,” one mom explains. It’s not always that easy, though. You may need to put some real effort into the delicate process of name compromise.

Scenario #2: I’m going to pick a name after my baby is born.

Everyone from your mother to your neighbor’s co-worker’s cousin’s brother may be telling you to hurry up and name that baby, but you certainly don’t have to succumb to the pressure. For some parents, the naming process just goes more smoothly after birth. “We named our daughter after she was born,” says one mom. “In fact – believe it or not – once we got a good look at her, we both thought of the same name at the same time!” (By the way, don’t worry – even if you haven’t picked a name yet, you can still fill out the birth certificate paperwork at the hospital or birthing center and finalize the name after you get home.)

One thing to keep in mind: After birthing a baby, you may not have the energy to think too hard about names. So consider putting together a list of your top choices ahead of time and bringing it along.

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Announcing a name

Scenario #1: I’m not pregnant yet, but I’m sharing the name we want to use.

There’s no law – or even rule of etiquette – that says you can’t share your name choice before conception. In fact, some friends and family members may appreciate knowing your top pick ahead of time so they can avoid using it themselves. And if you’re naming your future baby after a special person, that someone will likely be touched to hear it.

On the other hand, some in your circle may feel that you’re “calling dibs” too early – particularly if they’re trying to conceive and happen to like one of the names you picked. You also run the risk of having your great idea taken from you by a friend or relative who happens to get pregnant first. Another pitfall to consider: If you promise Grandma a namesake but change your mind after getting pregnant, you may have a bit of awkward explaining to do.

Scenario #2: I’m announcing our baby’s name during pregnancy.

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Sharing the name during pregnancy is a fun way to test it out on the ears. It also makes the whole “I’m actually having a baby” thing that much more real. But while it takes considerably more chutzpah to steal a name from a waddling mama-to-be than from a flat-stomached sushi eater, remember that you’re still exposing the name to possible thievery: Six percent of moms in our survey switched to a different choice after having their name “stolen.”

You also open yourself up to the peanut gallery. People who don’t like the name may think it’s perfectly okay to let you know, since there’s technically still time to change your mind. In fact, nearly a third of parents-to-be find themselves the victim of at least one negative remark, with the baby’s grandmother being the most likely critic.

Try to take the reactions with a hefty grain of salt – your baby’s name is ultimately your choice as parents. Besides, the naysayers may prove themselves fickle. One BabyCenter reader, who had advised a friend against naming her son Victor, says, “My friend ended up naming him Victor anyway – and now I can’t think of any other name that would fit him as well.”

Scenario #3: I’m waiting until our baby is born to announce his or her name.

This is a good choice if you prefer not to deal with negative feedback, as people will be less likely to criticize the name after your baby has joined the world.

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