Almost three years ago, I wrote a blog post about the silly futility of trying to predict the gender of a not-yet-born baby without the benefits of modern technology. We were getting close to time to find out whether we were having a blue or a pink, and I made a vague sort of guess that he (because it was a he, we’d find out later) was a boy because I couldn’t come up with any boy names that I loved. By that logic, we’re definitely cooking up a girl this time — I’m ready to name a boy but can’t settle on any girl names! Still, that’s hardly any way to figure it out, so tomorrow — hopefully — we’ll find out the new-fangled way.
In the meantime, though, I thought I’d go back to that 2012 blog post and try out some of the same gender predictors to see what they had to say this time around. Last time, I took 8 online gender prediction quizzes. Four said I was going to have a boy, and four said I was going to have a girl. How do we do this time around?
- Baby2See votes boy
- BabyMed votes boy (but just barely)
- Fortune Baby Chinese Gender Chart votes girl
- Prokeria Chinese Gender Predictor votes girl
- BabyZone’s Gender Predictor link now goes to a more robust predictor at Babble for some reason. It votes girl.
- The Mayan prediction method votes boy
- Childbirth.org votes boy, but again just barely
- AskManisha didn’t work so I replaced it with Astrologjia, which votes girl.
So as you can see… totally conclusive! Fifty/fifty, just like last time!
Obviously, I need a tiebreaker. Fortunately, the Me of three years ago planned for this occasion and wrote her very own gender prediction quiz based on highly unscientific nonsense (sample question: How many freckles are on your right hand?). I just took it and got the following result:
Your result: Girl!
You are going to have a child of the anatomically feminine persuasion.
Start stocking up on baseball bats, shotguns, and other devices to repel unwanted suitors.
There you have it, friends. Gotham is scientifically proven to be a girl. Or something.
I guess we’ll see what the fancy schmancy machine has to say about that in the near future.