22 Things We Wish Someone Had Told Us About Being Pregnant

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Gina Bazer on Jan 12, 2011 at 9:57PM

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Naming the Baby is Ridiculously Stressful

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a Gina Bazer on Jan 18, 2011 at 10:00PM

Before you were pregnant, the possibilities for names seemed endless. Noah, Violet, Sophie. They all sounded so cute. But when it comes down to actually naming your own baby, you start scrutinizing every option. One is too popular, the next is too weird, another doesn’t sound right with your last name, yet another means bad luck in Swahili. It doesn’t help that the one name you like, your husband can’t stand because it reminds him of his junior high nemesis. This makes you absolutely crazy. Your parents have opinions. So do friends. And despite your better judgment, you solicit them all. Finding the right name becomes an obsession. Then, one day, it just happens. You decide on a name -- and it feels like a small miracle.

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