Kate Hudson's Gender Prediction Test Was 100 Percent Wrong! Did You Have Better Luck?

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.

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