+1. We did the same thing. But we still had people (that hardly knew us!) sincerely tell us what we should name the baby. I don't understand how some people think that's socially acceptable, but that's just me.Also, we didn't tell anyone what we were planning to name our son. We just said "we're not letting anyone know the name until he is born" or something else to change the subject. I really didn't want to hear some relative's or co-worker's opinion on what we planned to name our child.
I've never thought about that but it makes a ton of sense.I've also heard or read that it's good not to make a name "official" too early in the pregnancy. If the name is out in the open and established, it can make it more difficult for the parents to move on if the unthinkable should happen.