Not at all. I don't think there is a mother out there that doesn't spend a lot of time thinking of names prior to the birth of their child. And if they can find one name they really like then they normally decide on this name.
A lot of people narrow it down to a few options and wait until they see the baby before they officially put a name to it, but even then they generally have one option they prefer.
My opinion however, is that when a couple decide on a name before the birth that they should do their best to keep it to themselves (unless they are asking permission to use a family name). I have found that you get criticism when people don't like the names you pick and pressure to pick something else. I also think it ruins the surprise of it all when someone has a child and you have known for months what they were having and what it was called. But being pregnant is such an exciting time that often you just want to share the news with everyone. I will find out the sex of my baby and also have a name picked out, but I will not be telling anyone (that's if i can keep myself from accidently blurting it out).
Karen & Blake (8/11/2006)