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Dear Poll: Do You Have Baby Names Picked Out?

Coming up with a baby name that isn't run of the mill is all the rage these days. Perhaps that's why people end up keeping their names hush hush until they sign the birth certificate. Even friends of mine who are years away from having kids, or getting married for that matter, have their favorite baby names stockpiled. Some of them even have the names written down so that they won't forget!

I guess when you come up with a good one you don't want to let it go. Of course, there are certain names I find really beautiful and original, but I think I want to wait until she or he is born before I narrow it down. What about you? Do you already have your baby names picked out?


kia kia 9 years
We have a top name selected for a boy and a girl.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
I've had several names picked out since I was a teenager. Most are Irish so they won't date. But I don't intend having kids so I guess I'll have very Gaelic dogs!
michelle-c42934 michelle-c42934 9 years
I've loved the name Madeline for years, and if I have a daughter she will definately have that name. Had a sex and the city moment recently when my friend decided she wanted the name, she's always copying me, so I was really annoyed and made her back down. Clothes and hairstyles I can get over, but not baby names.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
looseseal, I mean no offense, I just want to say that even with a normally spelled name sometimes you have to spell it out anyways b/c of the other people with it spelled differently. Take me for example. My name is Crystal. That is 'the way' to spell it. It's like that in the dictionary and its the most normal way to spell the name. Yet, I always have to spell it b/c so many other people have changed the spelling. I guess the only way to fix that particular problem is name your child Mary or John... yet even John has been changed to Jon by so many people. *Again, I mean no offense, I just wanted to point out the other side of the story.
looseseal looseseal 9 years
People, all newborns look like tiny Winston Churchill. If you're going to name them by what they look like, we're going to have a lot of Winstons. And names with "creative spellings"? Sure, it's going to make it easier to Google your child in the future, but people are always going to be spelling the name the "wrong way" and your child would have to keep correcting people. It's annoying. My parents gave me a slightly "tweaked" name, that's how I know. Ah, but I'm not a good one to talk, I suck at naming things. Can't even come up with decent names for fictional characters. People mock me for the ridiculousness of the names I come up with. Good thing I'm not having kids.
heineken67 heineken67 9 years
Some of the names I liked best when I was younger aren't good anymore because I've met unpleasant people with those names. I understand now what my parents meant when they said they picked my name partially because they didn't know anyone with it. I still have a few unspoiled names in mind though...
melizzle melizzle 9 years
I have names picked out, but I don't want children. So I guess I've picked out future puppy names...?
aquanteal22 aquanteal22 9 years
The names I love really go against the family tradition - we have thirds and fourths, and always give the girls their grandmother's names for middle names. I've just decided I won't worry about it until I'm actually expecting.
wingedkiare wingedkiare 9 years
You know, I can't name a baby until I know them. With both my kids, I didn't settle on a name until the 7th or 8th month of pregnancy - when I'd started to get an idea of personality based on how they were in utero. And even then, it wasn't for sure until I actually met them.
bbkf bbkf 9 years
Other: We don't want kids...but I do have names for my future cats picked out!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
kimba - I always tell my husband I want to name a son Bruce Wayne! :)
7kimba7 7kimba7 9 years
I have names that I like, but I've never shared them with my boyfriend. There is a good chance that they'd be vetoed. Though if it were up to him, our children would be named Rambo, Bruce Wayne, and Conan-the-Barbarian. Actually, our hypothetical twins would be Bruce Wayne and Batman.
ALSW ALSW 9 years
The only name that we have for sure is the middle name if it's a girl: Kathleen. It's my middle name and my mother and mother-in-law's first names, respectively. Otherwise, we're still arguing. :) But I have what I like written down!
citizenkane citizenkane 9 years
Mine are combinations of his & my family names, so they really haven't changed through the years.
jessy777 jessy777 9 years
I have 2 girls and 1 boys name pick out. There are others I really like but I have every intention of using those 3 names first.
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
I have a few girls names picked out that I love and if we have a boy he will be a Jr. or i guess technically a III.
seeinpink seeinpink 9 years
I want all boys but I've had more fun picking out girl's names :)
JessBear JessBear 9 years
*boy names. Oops.
JessBear JessBear 9 years
I've always loved Lorelai, but my boyfriend hates it on the grounds that people will think she's named after Gilmore Girls. Ummm,'s from the Styx song! But he won't listen. I never think of by names, but the boyfriend wants to name his first born son after himself. Also our moms have the same first name, so we've considered that for a girl.
robins robins 9 years
Ruby Winter Cyrus for my little girl and River Riley for my boy. I also like the name Dawn ")
bellydancinmary bellydancinmary 9 years
I have my baby names picked out even though I don't know if I'm going to have children. They are really pretty but unique.
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 9 years
Chloe, Imogen, Niamh, Zandile, Lerato, Zaida and Thandiwe for my daughters and Mugadzi9which is my dad's name for a son. i'm not really interested in boys' names. I'd love to have all daughters.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I'm almost positive that I do not want to have children but just in case I do have names picked out. For boys I have Jared Lucas and Mitchell Patrick and for Boys Malerie Patricia and Janelle Leah. My husbands are MPM and mine are JLM so I want to do that for our kids. My Grandmothers name was Patricia so Patricia for a girl and Patrick for a boy middle name.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
I've had names picked out forever! I *LOVE* Victoria, Elizabeth, Samantha, and Alexandria ... but alas my boyfriend doesn't like any of them. Also, his last name starts with a "D" so her initials could possibly be "VD" or "ED". One night my boyfriend and I stayed up and talked about baby names. We agreed immediately on a boy's name "Jordan Dean" - Jordan was what I was supposed to be name (if I was a boy) and Dean is my b/f's middle name (it's a family tradition). As for girl's names... we couldn't agree at all :) We literally went through the whole alphabet letter by letter starting at "A" and told our favorite names for that letter. We didn't agree until "R". :D We finally agreed on Robyn. Her middle name will be my middle name (Dawn) and she will have a 2nd middle name "Emerson" after my grandma's mom's maiden name. So Jordan Dean and Robyn Dawn Emerson.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 9 years
I had a few names I really like, but that was before I met my fiancé. Now I don't really know what to do. He's Finnish and I'm French Canadian, so we'll have to find names that fit with his last name. Not easy.
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