By Meghan Fitzgerald

Over this past weekend, the beautiful and blonde Anna Paquin stepped out with her and husbands‘ precious twins. According to UsMagazine.com, Paquin was seen cradling one of her six-month year old babies while shopping at a toy story in Venice, California. Her other child was nestling into a stroller. The Examiner reports that celebrity couple, Paquin and Stephen Moyer have kept the name of their children secret since their birth. However, the True Blood costars are ecstatic about their precious babies!

What are some reasons for keeping the name of your baby a secret?

Cupid’s Advice:

Not only is having a baby stressful but naming your child is stressful too! Who would think that naming your baby would be so challenging? Well it is ladies and gentlemen. You and your partner have to decide what your child will be named for the rest of their lives. C’mon, that is a lot put on your shoulders. You also have the option of keeping your babies name a secret. Cupid has some advice on that:

1. All names have baggage: Say you want to name your daughter Jill and tell your mother, your mother than continues to tell you a horrific story of someone she knows named Jill. This continues on and on with all of your friends and family. Everyone you know has an absurd story of the name you wish to name your child. This being said, it is a great idea to keep your babies name a secret. You won’t have to hear all the terrifying stories and have to constantly think of new names. If you and your mate love a name, keep it tucked close.

2. Secrets are exciting: Who doesn’t enjoy a secret every once in a while? Especially a secret so large! This secret will give you and your beau more bonding, you will be the only ones who know your child’s name. It may sound cheesy however, you two will connect more. Also, your family and friends will be more surprised when they eventually find out the name of your baby. A plus for all!

3. Change of mind: Mentioned before, it is hard to decide on a name for your child. With this in mind, you and your partner may change your child’s name. It will be frustrating to you both by telling all your friends and family of the new name for your baby. Typically, you want to avoid this in general. It is human to change your mind, so don’t worry about that. To make things easier, keep your babies name a secret.

Did you keep the name of your baby a secret? Share your stories below.