Choosing a baby name for your child is almost like choosing his identity. Ever heard that a person’s name has something to do with his personality? That’s where our names really come in. A name shapes a person’s identity like a cookie cutter. So, it’s best to come up with the best baby name for your son or daughter. Read on for some tips on how to come up with the best baby name for your little angel.
1. Stop being dictated by your family traditions. Choosing the right baby name doesn’t always have to depend on what your older relatives think is the best baby name. It’s your baby’s name, not theirs. So, it’s best to act like it. Once your baby is born, he will be associated with this baby name for life. This means it’s not wise to settle for just any baby name that fits your grandmother’s or aunt’s taste.
2. Look at his future pictures. You don’t want your baby to always be known as a moniker that will forever tease him or make his playmates think of him as a big laughing stock, right? Research the meaning of the name you want to give your baby. Don’t consider Beelzebub as a potential baby name just because you heard it on a TV show and thought it was cute. Don’t use Rodolfo just because the handsome male lead of some Mexican TV show is named Rodolfo. Simply saying “yes” to your instincts, thinking of those people when you hear someone say a certain name, trying to follow a trend by naming your child after some famous (and sometimes infamous) person, or not thinking at all when naming your baby are all big no-nos.
3. Consider reading the initials of the name you intend to give your baby. Make sure they don’t represent anything funny, disturbing or completely silly. christine Sue Irving?What’s going to happen in the next episode? Alvin Stephen Stewart? He’ll remember not to go near any holes. Fran Ursula Kathleen Klein? Uh-oh! See that? Can you imagine the disgusting situation you might put your child in when he or she grows up?
4. Go check your family tree, once and for all. Some people still can’t get rid of some traditions regarding baby name decisions, especially if they have a special connection to a family member and they want that person’s name to be part of their baby’s name. If you plan to still follow the tradition of putting the name of an elder on your baby’s name, you have to know if someone in your family uses that name as well. You don’t want to confuse people when they call a name that is owned by two people. Ask around.
5. Don’t overdo it. I’m telling you, being too creative when thinking of baby names can backfire. For example, too unique a spelling. For those who only know the common spelling of such names, it will be difficult for the child to continue to spell his or her name.
6. Decide with your partner on the best baby name for your lovely baby. Isn’t it great how people are always accused when they ask who picked that awful baby name? Well, kidding aside. Sharing such decisions is a great way to promote your relationship as a couple, not to mention the possibility of coming up with a better baby name. Remember, the idea that “two heads are better than one” also applies to dealing with the hassle of finding the most appropriate baby name for your baby.
Sounds, appeasing relatives and friends, avoiding embarrassing initials and finding offensive meanings are some of the main issues you should consider when searching for the perfect baby name. You may find them a bit laborious. But in the long run, you’ll find that doing your homework will make your baby thank you when the right time comes. Have fun naming your baby!