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Old 03-08-2007, 02:08 PM   #1
 
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Default Did you call your baby by name before he/she was born??

We already have a name picked out and I do call him River when I am talking about him like BEING here, but I feel kind of silly calling him by name when I am talking about him moving or something NOW. Everyone aroudn me calls him by name when they talk/ask about him/me: "Is River hungry or what?" when I am pigging out,etc. I will usually say, "The baby...." Did you feel that way?
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Old 03-08-2007, 02:43 PM   #2
 
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We didn't find out the gender, and though we picked out 2 names, we did not tell anyone. So we just spoke about "the baby".
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I can't imagine talking about the baby other than saying "the baby" but then again, I'm not that far along!
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We didn't find out the gender, and though we picked out 2 names, we did not tell anyone. So we just spoke about "the baby".
Same here. "The baby" is what the baby goes by.
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We shared the name when we found out the gender, but it does feel strange when our family members use the name. I'm sure I'll get used to it, but I still mainly say "the baby."
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We didn't find out the gender, and though we picked out 2 names, we did not tell anyone. So we just spoke about "the baby".
Same here. "The baby" is what the baby goes by.
I think he was "the baby" till he was 3 or 4 months old, as a matter of fact.
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I think we called him Xander or Alexander even when he was a fetus. I vaguelly remember a few other people doing so as well. Others called him "the baby."
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Everyone calls it a "he." If this baby turns out to be a girl, my whole family and all my co-workers will be shocked!
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I had names picked out in advance each time, and I knew the gender 3 out of 4 times I was pregnant, but I never called the baby anything other than "the baby" until it was born. It just sounds really weird to me when people do that.
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We didn't find out the gender, and though we picked out 2 names, we did not tell anyone. So we just spoke about "the baby".
Same here. "The baby" is what the baby goes by.
I think he was "the baby" till he was 3 or 4 months old, as a matter of fact.
My 2 year old is still "the baby".
(Not all the time, of course)
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:48 PM   #11
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Usually it's "said child" or "the kid". On occasion "hey you" or some cutesey name.
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Old 03-08-2007, 07:32 PM   #12
 
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We said "baby" early on, but then we alternated the two names we liked best. I think that helped us choose the name we wanted. Then we called her by that name until she was born.
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We said "baby" early on, but then we alternated the two names we liked best. I think that helped us choose the name we wanted. Then we called her by that name until she was born.
Your baby is so freakin' cute!!!
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We say "the baby", and we said "the baby" w/ B.

It TOTALLY annoys me when people call the baby by a name when they're still pregnant. I don't know why it annoys me. I have no reason to let it annoy me other than the fact that I get annoyed by stupid things. Probably for the same reason the phrase "WE'RE pregnant" annoys me.

With me I didn't have B's name picked out until month 8. Sure, I THOUGHT I had her name picked out, but hormones later in pregnancy make you do funny things, and I changed it at the last minute. I guess I think it's silly b/c the baby isn't ACTUALLY named that yet.

Plus, it gives way too much of a personal feeling, and connection to it while it's just a fetus. That's why we wait until it's here, and everythings a-okay before we actually name it.


Sorry, that was probably more info than you wanted. Blame it on my 3rd trimester hormones.
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It TOTALLY annoys me when people call the baby by a name when they're still pregnant. I don't know why it annoys me. I have no reason to let it annoy me other than the fact that I get annoyed by stupid things. Probably for the same reason the phrase "WE'RE pregnant" annoys me.
I'm the same way babywavy. I typed a whole response to this thread yesterday but it never went through because NC was being wonky for me.

No offense to anyone who does/did call their baby by name before it's born, but it REALLY creeps me out when people do it. My sister-in-law had her third baby at the end of December, and had signed the baby's name on all their Christmas cards, before she was even born!

It may be because I'm superstitious, but I also feel weird about having a name picked out at all before the baby's born. I'm okay with having a "probably" name, or narrowing it down to 2 with one being more likely, but I would never want anything with the baby's name on it before he/she is born. Just feels weird/wrong to me.
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It TOTALLY annoys me when people call the baby by a name when they're still pregnant. I don't know why it annoys me. I have no reason to let it annoy me other than the fact that I get annoyed by stupid things. Probably for the same reason the phrase "WE'RE pregnant" annoys me.
I'm the same way babywavy. I typed a whole response to this thread yesterday but it never went through because NC was being wonky for me.

No offense to anyone who does/did call their baby by name before it's born, but it REALLY creeps me out when people do it. My sister-in-law had her third baby at the end of December, and had signed the baby's name on all their Christmas cards, before she was even born!

It may be because I'm superstitious, but I also feel weird about having a name picked out at all before the baby's born. I'm okay with having a "probably" name, or narrowing it down to 2 with one being more likely, but I would never want anything with the baby's name on it before he/she is born. Just feels weird/wrong to me.
I am the same way. I think because I am superstitious. And also a h8r.
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I am the same way. I think because I am superstitious. And also a h8r.
Must be a Jewish thing
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I am the same way. I think because I am superstitious. And also a h8r.
Must be a Jewish thing
Then I must be Jewish by association, because I feel the same way.
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I am the same way. I think because I am superstitious. And also a h8r.
Must be a Jewish thing
Then I must be Jewish by association, because I feel the same way.
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I am the same way. I think because I am superstitious. And also a h8r.
Must be a Jewish thing

Nah, because I'm a TOTAL hater. I always say to hubby "you know I have to hate"
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