Birth Moms Talk About Baby Names

An Original Video | Birth Mother Voices

Denalee Chapman October 10, 2015

In an open adoption, who chooses the child’s name? As in everything, naming the child is unique to each situation. Our panel of birth mothers discusses their individual experiences.  Most share the typical girl-dream of carrying their children’s names for years. Each of these birth mothers called their child by a specific name even before birth. But when it came time to place a name on the birth certificate, the children of these birth mothers were named by their parents. Some were asked for input, and felt it such an honor to participate. All of these women felt that naming the child was a gift that belonged to his/her parents.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at

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