How to Choose a Baby Name

By: Deepa | Views: 1117 | Date: 26-Jun-2012

Are you Confuse for choosing baby name? Don't Worry.some basic things require for choose a baby name.they are as follow.

One thing you will want to consider when choosing a name for your baby is that he or she will have that name for his/her entire life. For this reason there are a lot of factors that go into choosing an appropriate name for your child. Some parents do not consider the long term ramifications of a name and choose cute or interesting names impulsively. If you do not choose your child’s name wisely then your child will be the one to suffer with it. This does not mean you cannot choose a cool name for your baby but it just means you should weigh all of your options. Following are some helpful suggestions in terms of the best way to choose a good name for your baby.

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Make a List of Names

Sit down together and write down names that are special to each of you. If you are making the decision alone then this will be a little easier for you. However, if you are doing this with a partner then you will need to go through each name to determine which ones you both like or which one of you cannot stand. Many times this will be a grueling process, especially if mom and dad cannot seem to agree but for the most part this is a good way to find some common ground. Keep only the names on the list that both parents could be comfortable with. Remember that this list is bound to change quite a bit as the months go by and delivery date gets closer.

Say the Name Several Times

When you do choose a potential name make sure that it is a name both parents really like. Say the name several times to see if it feels and sounds right to you. As a parent this is a name you are going to use quite a lot so you will want to be sure that it becomes a comfortable name that is music to your ears. Be careful not to say it too many times out loud as any word can begin to sound strange when you say it over and over enough! If one of the names you are saying out loud does not sit well with you then mark it off your list of potential names and move on.

Choose a Name That Will Also Fit an Adult

Many people name their baby’s names that will not sound quite right on an adult. For example, how would an adult named "Vanilla" or "Coco" be received in a place of business or in a job interview? Always choose a name that will suit your child well, all the way into adulthood. You might not want to name your baby girl "Baby" (even if there was a popular character of that name in the film "Dirty Dancing") as this might be a little embarrassing for her as she ages.

Pay Attention to Gender Appropriate Names

There are a lot of names which are not specifically for one gender but are often more commonly used for one. For example, naming your little boy Stacy or Tracy may not be the best option. He will almost certainly be confused with a little girl when the first day of school rolls around. In some cases these names are chosen in honor of someone dear in the family such as a father or grand father but always think twice before labeling your son with a name that may be more typical of a female child. On the other hand, it seems to be much more acceptable and even trendy to name a little girl something that is most often used to name boys. For instance, there are a lot of girls named Ryan or Madison and these names have traditionally been used for boys for centuries.

Consider the Last Name

You will also want to be sure that the name you choose will go nicely with the baby’s last name. For example, if your last name is Johns then the name Jonathon might not be the best choice. Try to avoid naming your baby a name that could be shortened and go terribly with the last name. For instance, naming your child Richard may be fine if your last name is Glick but if you child decides to shorten his name to Rick later in life he would then be known as Rick Glick.

Choosing a Unique Name

Some people create unique names for their children and this is usually fine but be very careful not to choose something that your child may resent you for one day. For example, the name Pontavia may sound great to you but will your daughter be as enthused about it as you? It is great to choose a name that stands out but be sure it is one that you are sure your child will proudly bear.

Sometimes the best way to choose a name if you should happen to get stumped is to name the baby after a friend or relative who has been special in your life. Most of the time, depending on the name of course, you cannot go wrong with this. Not only will the person you have named your child after be appreciative but you will be teaching your child that you thought him or her worthy of carrying the name of someone that means a lot to you. There is no right and wrong way of choosing a name for your baby but it is very important that you give him or her a name that he or she can live with and will enjoy having. You may also want to avoid names that could wind up being a very bad fit for your child in the future. For example, naming your child Truth or Grace may not be the best idea, especially if Truth grows up to be a liar and Grace winds up being clumsy.

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