I just got back from craft shopping with a pregnant friend. She knows she is having a girl, and they have chosen a name, but they refuse to reveal what it is. I didn't even ask-I think it's a good strategy.
Well, Friend went to look at the personalized Christmas ornaments and came back dejected. The name they have chosen was sold out. She said something about thinking it was old fashioned enough to not be popular. I wonder if she will think about changing it now.
I didn't mean to pile on, but I did point out that if she and her husband are considering a certain name she might be surprised at how many others their age are too. Ten years ago my husband and I chose to name our daughter "Emma". At the time we thought she was going to be our only child together, and we named her after his mother. Her middle name, Rae, was for my mother. We had never seen Friends and had no clue how wildly popular her name was going to be, it just suited her and our situation. There's even a commercial for personalized M&M's, and one of them says "Emma Rae" with a birth size, next to a candy that says "Welcome!"