Choosing Baby Name

Naming your baby is a very personal decision and one that your baby must live with for the rest of their life. While there is no set of rules regarding naming your baby, there are suggestions that one might want to follow. The biggest one is common sense. Remember, your baby has to live with this name until they are at least eighteen. Even after that, they will still have the name that you chose at birth, despite legal changes. Kids can be cruel, and the last thing you want to do is help make your child the perfect target for teasing or bullying. Think through this choice carefully!

Unusual choices

One major suggestion is to not name your child after an item, or anything considered weird and unusual. For example, a celebrity who is often noted for such actions is Michel Jackson and his son, Blanket. While it may seem like a great idea to name your child after your favorite object as an act of honor, remember who has to live with it.

Another suggestion is to not combine names. Taking one half of a name and mixing it with half of another name rarely turns out well. Rather, it makes for a name that is difficult to pronounce and even more difficult to spell. Using one name or calling the child by a first and middle name is a lot easier for everyone. Simply because you like it does not mean your child will appreciate the mixed-up name, especially as they attempt to go to school or get a job. 

Favorite names and family names

You can also turn to your favorite novel or movie to spark inspiration. Fictional characters that you've developed a close bond with could be great choices for baby names!

Keep family names in mind. These names are great because they tie the child to the family in a wonderfully rich and traditional way. Most families name their first sons after the patriarchs in the family. However, women can share the same name as well. Wondering wow to avoid confusion when all of these namesakes are all together? Distinguishing middle names! 

Enlist help

Purchasing a baby book can provide one with great name suggestions. These books also often provide the meanings of the baby's names. This can be extremely helpful for those who are looking to give their child a strong name with a deep meaning. It also tells where the name originated so that one can choose a name from the ancestral country or region.

Talking to family or friends can spark ideas for your baby’s name. These people are not connected to the event as much as you are, and therefore are able to view the name as a name, and not an emotion. They can also give you an idea of how the name would be accepted among the child’s peers as they grow and how other adults will accept the child’s name. Family and friends might even suggest a beautiful name that you did not consider.

Read More: 
Baby Names: Find the Perfect Name for Your Baby!
The Ultimate Baby Names Guide
12 Gender Neutral Baby Names 

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