Something to consider before the birth
of your new baby
, his or her name! Whether you use a family name, name your baby after a celebrity or author, or come up with your own original moniker, this could be one of the most important decisions you make!
Once you have a name and your baby is born, consider how cute that name and a picture of your new bundle of joy will look on one of our baby birth announcements
How to Choose the Best Baby Name by Sherry Frewerd
The name you choose for your baby
can affect the child's life forever. Choosing a baby name for your baby is almost like choosing his or her identity. A person's personality can be associated with their name; molded like a cookie cutter. So, parents should certainly take some time selecting the best name for your son or daughter. Read on for some tips on how to provide the best baby name for your little one.
Stop listening to your family and how important it is to 'carry on' the family tradition of naming all the boys Ralph or John or whatever. Choosing the right baby
name does not have to always rely on what your older relatives deem to be the best baby name. It is your baby’s name, not theirs. Once your baby is born he will be stuck with that baby name for life. That means it’s not wise to just settle for any baby name that will suit your grandma’s or uncle's taste.
What will the future be like for your child with a particular name? You don’t want your child to be stuck with a name that will cause him embarrassment or ridicule. Do some research about the meaning of the baby
name you are considering giving to your baby. Don’t consider Doodle Bop as a prospective baby name just because you heard it from a TV show and you find it cute. Don’t use Rodelfa just because a certain Spanish TV show’s handsome lead actor is named Rodolfo. Try not to settle for the first name that pops into your head or the name of the most famous celebrity at the time.
Take a moment to consider the initials of the baby name you are planning to give your baby
. Make sure they don’t stand for anything funny, disturbing or ridiculous. Alice Stephanie Stuart? Can you imagine the mortifying situations you may put your child into when he or she is growing up?
If you want to go with your traditional family names, check through your family tree, check to see if there are any cousins with the exact same name you're thinking of using. You'll prevent alot of confusion down the road if you do. Some families have three or four Christopher John's of varying ages. Gets downright confusing when you try to locate a particular person from the phone book.
Watch out for overdoing it with the clever spellings. Being too creative when thinking of a baby
name can backfire, I’m telling you. Your child will be constantly spelling his or her name or people will misspell it because they only know the common spelling of a certain name.
Your partner and you should decide your baby
name. It wouldn’t be nice to be always blamed when people ask who chose that awful baby name, right? Okay, kidding aside. It's a better idea to share the responsibility of choosing a baby name because two heads are always better than one and it's a very special time that you can share together.
Take your time when choosing a baby
name. Do your research of baby name meanings, your family traditions and spellings. Say the potential baby name over and over again aloud to hear how the full name rolls off your tongue. Write it down and make sure to double check the initials. But most all, find a name that pleases both you and your partner. Your baby will love you both for it.
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