The Name Game – To Share or Not to Share
During those long months leading up to the birth of your baby there are a lot of preparations to make. There are baby accessories to buy, a room to decorate and lots of baby proofing to do. One of the most exciting things you can do while you are waiting is to choose names, or at least create a list of favorites. Some people find the process very easy (in fact some have had names picked out for years) and others still have no idea after their baby is born. Either way though, at some time during your pregnancy and probably much more than once, you are going to be asked about your selections.
Whether you decide to share your list of possibilities or your final choices is completely up to you and your partner to decide. It is often family members or close friends who press for this information, but don’t allow yourself to be bullied into sharing if you are not ready to do so. As with most things in life, there are advantages and disadvantages to each side of the debate.
Some parents-to-be love the idea of discussing their choices with anyone who wants to know. Many do this because they want the added input. Some even offer a list of possibilities and have a bit of an informal vote. Also, having fresh eyes look over the options can help to spot any possible problems, such as initials that spell out some horrible word or names that just don’t go well together.
Other soon-to-be-parents opt to keep their naming ideas to themselves. They often do not want to bring extra opinions into the mix because they feel that it adds to the confusion. Sometimes they just want a special something to keep to themselves until introducing their new little bundle to the world. Plus, no one wants to be talked out of a choice that they love.
Remember, there is no right or wrong choice here. Go with what feels right and have fun with the process, whichever path you choose!
Posted by eMommie Blogger Kim P.- Mom to Findlay