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No Name For Brooke Burke's Baby

No Name Baby: How Long Can a Couple Wait?

Many moms and dads wait until they meet their babe to decide on a definite moniker.

At that point some couples still can't choose, so they take their wee one home from the hospital without a name.

Celeb mama Brooke Burke and fiance David Charvet welcomed a son on March 5. The couple already have Heaven, 1, and Brooke's daughters, Neriah, 7, and Sierra, 5, from a previous marriage.

Brooke recently blogged:

Can you believe that we have waited all our lives for a son and we still have not decided on a name?!

At what point does not naming your child become ridiculous?

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keiren63 keiren63 9 years
I think sometimes when you see a couple whose baby doesn't have a name for ages it's because they're still fighting! Someone I know wanted to name her son Jordan and her husband insisted that he "didn't want a child named after a Demilitarized Zone!" I think he didn't like how trendy it was. Six months later the child was finally named...when dad finally backed down. He had to give in because she wouldn't compromise. Agreeing on what you're going to call your child for the rest of your life can be pretty stressful. Sometimes you have to realize that you're not going to agree and that one of you will be happier than the other. My husband and I have a tradition that each child has a middle name that reflects one side of the family: child one's name was from my side, children two and three was from his side. When our fourth and definitely last was born (the first granddaughter on his side), my mother-in-law was very upset that we wouldn't name her after her mother. It took a while to agree on a name that we knew would get lots of flack from people (as in, we got phone calls where people actually yelled at us).
keiren63 keiren63 9 years
I was out of the hospital three hours after three of my children were born (I had midwives): three hours of clean-up was not when I was naming a child. I think you have to spend time with the child and have a sense of them: what they look like, how you feel. I know my brother named his son Francis because when he was born he seemed so enormous and energetic my brother wanted him to have a gentle name to balance that. That's not something you come up with in a few hours. And I know a couple who were going to name their child Wren, but she had breathing problems when she was born and there were concerns about how blue she was. When all was finally calm, and the couple talked about names they decided Wren wasn't appropriate. They wanted a stronger name to reflect what she'd survived and named her Heron (as in Blue Heron). I think you can miss an opportunity for a name that really means something to you if you have it all pre-planned and already painted on plaques in their nursery.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 9 years
I wanted to comment on this Finnish tradition, Twinkle. Glad you brought it up. I am happy that my partner finds this tradition completely useless. I would not be able to refer to my child as simply "the baby" for a couple of months. I would feel like the kid has no identity. But even though I would not be comfortable with this tradition myself, I also respect people who do it that way.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
cmon! she had all that time to plan while she was pregnant. Imagine having a baby for about 3 months with no name? Weird.
ducasmama ducasmama 9 years
I know in WA you have to name your kid before you take them home, something about filling out birth certificate paperwork...but we already had a name picked out while my son was in it didn't come up as an issue for us.
abqmama abqmama 9 years
We had a list of about 5 names when we went to the hospital. My husband was freaking out because the day after he was born we still hadn't picked one. None of the ones we had on our list seemed right and we ended up picking a completely different name the day after he was born.
schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
I actually thought you had to choose a name before leaving the hospital. Maybe it's just here in CO, but I swear I thought it was law. Maybe not.
fashionista119 fashionista119 9 years
We had narrowed our choices to three favorites (one of which stoodout the most but we weren't 100% sold). Once he was born, within seconds we knew the standout was the right name. We just had to see him before we made our final decision.
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
It's a big decision so I don't think it's unreasonable for parents to take their time getting to know their new baby before naming him or her. Here in Finland it is traditional to wait until the baptism or naming ceremony to officially name a baby.
HipMom HipMom 9 years
I think 9 months is plenty of time to find a few favorite picks, and then when the baby is born you can make up your mind if you haven't done so until them. I think a baby should have a name to be called by already the first few days.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years
I'd have to say before you leave the hospital.
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