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I wish I didn't know.

Four reasons I regret finding out my unborn baby's gender

When I found out I was pregnant, one of the first things I researched was how quickly I could find out whether I was going to have a boy or a girl. I did every half-baked, old wives' test in the world to see what I was going to have. In the excitement of finding out my son's gender, I never stopped to think whether or not I actually should.

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Name your daughter after yourself, if that's what you want.

Isn't it time to start naming girls after their mums too?

About nine years ago, one of my friends from uni had the first baby among our group of a dozen or so gal pals. Of course, many of us foresaw motherhood in our futures, so we were all very interested (these days we're lucky to get anything more than a "congrats!" text for each new arrival; I can barely keep track of all our offspring's names).

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