When did you pick your baby's name?
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Awhile ago, I heard a lady discussing her baby's name with the lady at the grocery check out, not the celebrity baby names. She was saying that she and her husband picked out their baby names on their first date. That totally floored me. How could you do that so early? Annika? Eric? Poppy? Piper? Jerome? Which baby name sounds good to you? And has it changed? I know when I was little I hated my name. I wanted to be Mary. So how can you, sight unseen; heck even swollen abdomen or positive pregnancy test unseen, choose a baby name?
So my question to you is when did you choose a name for your baby? Did you do as the lady above and pick them before the wedding? Did you decide in pregnancy as soon as you had an ultrasound? Or did you narrow the field and decide once you laid eyes on the baby? (Okay this is where I confess that our last baby went three weeks without a name. She spent several of those being called various names just to try them out. She was almost Nora. In fact, the morning of her naming ceremony, the clergy called us up to ask if we really had a name or would we be canceling!)