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Fri, 02-18-2011 - 10:56am
No baby yet, and not really anything to share, but I know if I am gone for more than a day or so, people think I had the baby!

I am getting really scared about our plan to look at the baby and then decide, but at this point, I don't see any other option. I am most scared that the baby just won't look like anything, followed closely by what if we each think the baby looks like a different name? Anyone with experience on waiting to decide care to enlighten me?
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Fri, 02-18-2011 - 11:24am
I can't imagine waiting to see the baby and then decide. I, personally, wouldn't want to be worrying about naming a baby afterwards, I think I'd be afraid of settling just to have a name. JMO, I know it wasn't of any help to you, lol.....sorry.
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Fri, 02-18-2011 - 3:14pm

This is how I have always felt too.

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Fri, 02-18-2011 - 4:27pm
I'm sure it will all work out for you! GL with everything Jina!
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Fri, 02-18-2011 - 5:44pm

Certain names just have a feel for me & I have to seethe baby before I can say yes for sure

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Fri, 02-18-2011 - 11:13pm

I've actually done some thinking on this (waiting to name the baby) and it's now my opinion there should be a law that you can't name a baby for three days or something. Maybe ten. Maybe 30! So many of my friends have baby name regret that I realized it's too much pressure to have a name ready.

Luckily, I'm thrilled w/my name choice this time even though I had some jitters during the pregnancy. This just isn't the case with so many people I know though.

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Sat, 02-19-2011 - 12:01am

We waited...we didn't actually know what we were having.

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Sat, 02-19-2011 - 9:06am
We didn't name our first 3 until they were 2 days old, and seem to be going down the same path with this baby. I thought we'd agreed on a name and then DH tossed another one out there (that I'd suggested before and he rejected but now likes, lol) so we're going to wait to see what she looks like.

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Sun, 02-20-2011 - 10:22pm
Kristen, did you just try out each name on the baby for awhile? Like alternate all 9 in those two days? I remember the "pensive" story but I guess I want a better understanding of the lead up to the name process...
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Mon, 02-21-2011 - 5:54pm

Oh, we did...we rattled down the list when it was just the three of us in the room together.

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Mon, 02-21-2011 - 7:28pm
I didn't know Rafe was a contender for Penn......I love that name!

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