Love Babies?

Then Like Babies 411

Last updateTue, 28 Oct 2014 9pm

Back Home Baby Fun Baby Fun Tips For Choosing A Name For Your Baby

Tips For Choosing A Name For Your Baby

Pin it

babynamesFor some expecting parents, choosing a name for a new baby is a piece of cake, while for others, this task can be daunting and overwhelming. To help smooth the decision-making process, we have put together some helpful tips for picking your baby's name: 

  • Relax: You have months to come up with a name. Even then, not having a name when your baby is born is not the end of the world. You will still have time to decide on a name after he/she is born. In fact, waiting until your child arrives may be the best way to determine the perfect name.
  • Discuss: Talk with your partner and take into account their opinions and suggestions. Remember, this decision involves the both of you. Be flexible and look for ways to compromise if disagreements arise.
  • Narrow Your Search: Decide whether you want your child to have a popular name, unique name, traditional name or a family name.
      
  • Have Options: Make a list of several options and discuss with your partner, family and close friends. For your baby shower, ask all of your guests to write down their choice for a boy and girl name. Later review their choices with your significant other.
  • Research: These days there are numerous books and websites dedicated to helping parents find that special name for their new child and most of these resources can be obtained free of charge. Books can be checked out from a local library; while searching the internet may only cost you an email address (if that).
  • Be Kind: Remember, your child is going to have this name for a lifetime (unless the name is changed legally). Say the name out loud...how does it sound? How does the name sound with your last name? What will your child's initials be with this name? Will the name grow with your child? Meaning, will the chosen name also be appropriate when your child is an adult?
  • Keep it Simple: This doesn't mean to choose a short name. Instead, think of pronunciation and spelling. Unique spellings of names can provoke confusion so be mindful when choosing how to spell your child's name. Also, remember to choose a name that is not difficult to say. Here, too, spelling can influence pronunciation.
 

 

 

baby logo small
Be sure to like, comment and share Babies 411 content with your friends to help keep babies healthy and safe.
 

 

 

 

 

FacebookMySpaceTwitterDiggDeliciousStumbleuponGoogle BookmarksRSS Feed

 

 

 

 
 
Related Posts:
Excuse Notes From Parents - Parenting Jokes
Excuse Notes From Parents - Parenting Jokes
These are actual excuse notes from parents (including spelling): ● My son is
Baby Shower Invitations Made Easy
Baby Shower Invitations Made Easy
  Are you in charge of throwing the BEST baby shower ever? If so, the baby sho
Childbirth - Baby Jokes
Childbirth - Baby Jokes
Things Not To Say During Childbirth.... ● Gosh, you're lucky. I sure wish men
1st, 2nd and 3rd - Baby Jokes
1st, 2nd and 3rd - Baby Jokes
Being a parent changes everything. But being a parent also changes with each baby. Here are