Sound Off! Is It Ever Acceptable to Declare Your Baby Gender Preference?
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Obviously you can’t choose the sex of your child, but that doesn’t stop some parents-to-be from stating their desire for a little boy or girl. Recently, Jamie Oliver set off a big debate on CBB when he claimed he’d be "lying if I said it wouldn’t be great to have a boy," and even went on to say he’d adopt if baby number three was a third girl for his family. Charlie Sheen, father to three daughters, has said of wife Brooke Mueller‘s pregnancy that "perhaps a boy awaits us;" and when Brooke Burke discovered her fourth child would be a boy, she said "my fiancé has always desperately wanted a boy and I have been wishing for a son as well, all my life."
On the flip side, Matt Damon, dad to three girls, has embraced the gender imbalance in his family without complaint. So is someone right and someone wrong? Is it OK to state your desire for a girl or boy, or offensive?
So here’s your chance to Sound Off! Tell us your thoughts on declaring you’d like a boy or girl.