We wanted to be sure we were out of the woods for the most part before we made this "public" but now that I've made it to the 2nd trimester...
Chad and I are expecting our first little Hatchling on August 19th.
We have yet to find out if we're having a boy or a girl...we've got a few more weeks before we're going to be privvy to that information...but until than we're calling our wee one "Stella".
This is a tradition that I got from my Mom. She didn't like the idea of calling the baby "it" all the time, especially since most people didn't find out what they were having back then, so she started to give all of her kids womb-baby names. Just silly, outlandish names that you would never actually name your kid for real, but are fun nevertheless. ...Or maybe they are names you would like to name your kid but either your spouse hates it and compromised with you by using it as the womb-name, or you just don't have the guts to name your baby something so...edgy. For me...it's a little of the silly...but more so the lack of guts.
Every baby Stella I've ever met has been the most GORGEOUS thing ever! So naturally I've associated the name with beauty. Unfortunately, I think Rocky has ruined it for me, personally, so I can't bring myself to put it on the birth certificate. SO...the womb-name it is.
Don't judge. I'm sure you have your own "forbidden fruit" kind of names lurking in your head too. My brother, Micah; his was "Jamal". But you just can't name a white toe-headed kid "Jamal" (not that any of his kids have blonde hair...but still...you know what I mean.) So, Brittney compromised and that was Tai's womb-baby name.
Mine was Peirre. My brother Josh: Marigold. John: Zeb. Stephanie: Guido. Mandy: Mel. Micah: George. And a friend of mine decided on Huey as their womb-baby name.
You gotta love the idea! Time to confess: What have been/or would be your womb-baby names?!? Think about it. It's kind of fun.