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Even though Kate Hudson and her rocker fiancé Matthew Bellamy of Muse, became the proud parents of a baby boy on Saturday night, according to People, their 7 pound, 12 ounce son still doesn't have a name. We're we're wondering whether a faulty gender prediction test is to blame.
As you may recall, Hudson took the "ring on a string" test during her pregnancy: She tied a ring to a strand of her hair and held it over her baby bump. Her results? The ring swung in a circle -- not back and forth. According to the old wives tale, that meant that she and Bellamy could start thining pink -- and that they wouldn't be able to make use of big brother Ryder's hand-me-downs. Did these results leave the couple with a mile-long list of girl names, but deadlocked over boy monikers?
I can relate to Kate's situation. Prior to my highly anticipated 20 week gender-revealing ultrasound, I did the exact same thing with a needle tied to a string. It also swung in a precise circlular motion and I mentally started picking out pink baby bedding. My husband, who was with me when I did the test, was convinced, too -- and quickly helped me craft a list of ten girl names. But just like Kate, when the sonographer cued up the image of our spread-eagled baby-to-be, there was no mistake that he was carrying a big ole' Y-chromosome.
So if you want to know if you're having a boy or a girl, you'll need to choose another method since the Ring Test is unreliable, no matter what those old wives said. If you're looking for other (just-for-fun) options that will guarantee at least 50-50 results, you could try our Chinese Gender prediction chart or even the morning sickness test. (If you're very sick, it's a girl. Feeling great? It's a boy.) Just don't do the "how am I carrying?" game -- because if someone says you look like you're having a girl, it just means your butt looks big. And of course, you can always undergo a medical test and ask your doctor for the results.