Is it lame to start considering baby names before you are pregnant? I'm thinking it is, or at the very least an annoying behavior if one were to burden her friends asking opinions about names when there is no baby in any immediate future. Especially in my case, I'm not even sure that I can get pregnant again.
The only odd thing in this situation is that I have gone shopping several times since deciding to try for #4 and not once so much as browsed at baby clothes or toys. It didn't even appeal to me to look. Names? OMG I have got names on the brain! I cannot stop it either, I fear I need medication or electric shock therapy.
I gave all my baby name books away a few years ago so every night as I am falling asleep I have 50000 names running through my brain. I either:
1. Can't stand the name
2. Like the name but not for my kid
3. Have a friend with a child with that name.
My current quandary is once my husband and I decide on a name and I happen to have an online friend with a child of said name... Courtesy dictates I ask her permission, no? Does courtesy dictate she must give me permission? I think it should. (crosses fingers)
We have pretty much set our minds to a particular name if the baby that has yet to be conceived turns out to be of the XY gender. I just so happen to have a dear, sweet, charming, beautiful as well as funny, smart and giving friend with a child with that very name! Should I get pregnant, I'm sure she wouldn't mind our using it. ;o)