When you finally pick out the best baby name EVER for your unborn child, you want to share it with the world. But don’t. Why not? Because it may cause you more trouble than you ever would have thought, and could leave you disappointed, confused, and downright angry because you opened your mouth over something so seemingly exciting.
The more people you tell about the name you intend to give your baby, the more people are likely to snatch it right out of your hands. Whether you are about to burst at any moment, or are years away from even thinking of having a child, voicing your fave baby names out loud will give other people the idea to use them, taking away your glory. It happened to my sister. She loved the name Isabella, and stated that if she ever had another daughter, that was to be her name. Sure enough, her sister-in-law got pregnant and LOVED my sister’s name, so much so as to take it. Now that there is already an Isabella in the family, my sister unwittingly dashed her hopes of having an “Izzy” of her own.
Also, the more people you share the name with, the more people are going to tell you “Oh, I know somebody with that name.” Or “My best friend just named her baby that.” Taking away from the excitement of you wanting to use that name now that you know by proxy at least ten other Jason’s. Keep your lips sealed, and you won’t know how popular (and therefore lackluster) your fave and perfect baby name really is.
You will also run into “Why would you want to name him/her that?” and get alternative name suggestions from friends and family, meant to be well-meaning. A family member recently announced their baby name choice for their soon-to-be-born son, and a lot of criticism ensued. It’s your name. You don’t need to hear crap about it. Once little Bartholomew is born anyhow, nobody would dare to poke fun at the name.
Last of all, beyond baby name stealing, criticism, and possible over-popularity of the name in your area, you may hear “That was supposed to be MY baby name!” which is the worst case scenario and happens often. In keeping your mouth shut about what you’re going to name your kids, you and your bff can each name your kid Mia and not be able to get mad at one another because neither of you knew the other liked it. See? Keep your mouth shut about your baby name ideas and you won’t have anything to worry about.