How do we pick a name? HELP

How hard can it be to pick a name?

Since we found out we were pregnant with baby two we have been trying to work out what to all him or her when she arrives. Currently bump is called Button but for obvious reasons this is not something that we an include on the birth certificate so we have to think of a name we would love to give our child.

We have read numerous baby name books (at least three from cover to cover) and we are still completely clueless. We have to think of both a boy and a girl name as we did not find the sex of the baby out and the grand total of names we have, at 35.5 weeks pregnant, is ZERO!

We have had a few maybe names but have quickly gone off them. Nothing seems quite right!

The boy name we had chosen had M been a girl has been discarded as no-one seemed to like it which in turn put us off the name too.

We have no real theories on how to choose a name. Indeed with M we had not properly decided until she was whisked out of me and taken away for observations. The minute I heard her cries from across the operating theatre I just knew what she would be called but we were at an advantage then as we had actually thought of the name in the first place. I love her name and could not imagine her being called anything else at all. This makes choosing another girl's name so much harder as I want something that I would love just as much as M.

We have thought of a few boys names but after hearing it being shouted across a park, or saying it too much, or just overthinking it, they have all be discounted!

So now have just a few weeks to go until baby is due and we are no closer to naming him or her than we were when we found out that we were expecting.


Training Mummy

Training Mummy is a 30 something mum to two beautiful children - a girl born February 2014 and a boy born in October 2015.


  1. With D we had two boys names chosen and quickly settled on D but waited a week or so to tell people to make sure we were happy.With E it was the only name we had, but then when she was born there was a 2nd I liked so we then had to decide what to call her.
    You'll find a name, but it is so hard!

    1. We don't really have any that we are certain on which I think is the problem. I know with M we had discussed and liked her name but not decided on it but instantly I just knew it was to be so hopefully this will happen again when Button arrives.

  2. Haha!! Im sure when Button is here the name you pick will suit him or her perfectly! Suz x