Top 10 Baby Naming Questions
Q. Should we tell people our name choice before the baby is born?
A. This is a personal decision; there's no should-or-shouldn't answer. If you make what feels like a definitive choice early on, you may want to share it, giving your child a head start on a solid, public identity even before he's born. This will also close the door to all those well-meaning suggestions others will be pressing on you (see question #3). But bear in mind that even if your decision feels final, you still might hit on something you like better further along or find that when the baby is born he simply doesn't look like a Leo.
Some parents prefer the elements of surprise and privacy, keeping their choice to themselves until the last minute. Others feel proprietary about their selection and reveal it only after the baby's birth because they don't want anyone in their circle of family and friends to use it before they do.