It has always amused me the way so many females guard their future baby names. Most woman will not share this name information with anyone but their partner for fear of "baby name thieves"(even years and years before they actually have a baby).
Note: "Baby name thieves" (as I like to call them) are people who intentionally, or even unintentionally, name their baby the exact name you wanted to call your future baby. They are usually friends or relatives (and always like the same names you like) *chuckles*
Though I do find this paranoid practice funny, I wholeheartedly agree with it (too many copycats around). So, I wont be sharing my preferred future baby names until they have been used (preferably by me) just in case it inspires someone to name their kid the same thing ( silly, but sensible) *winks*
While on the subject of baby naming, heres an interesting story - The other day I was chatting to a woman at work that is currently trying for a baby. I asked her if she had already thought of any cool names for her future baby. She told me she had thought of a few names she liked, but that it didn't matter too much because in her African culture the mother in-law gets to name the baby (yup, seriously).
Obviously I was very surprised to hear this. For me, the thought of someone else naming my baby one day is just too odd for me to comprehend. I asked her if she was ok with that tradition and she said it was rather normal (true story). Anyway, I guess it does take all the stress and responsibility out of choosing your kids name.
Would you share your future baby names? or let someone else name your kid?