What exactly is in a name? Quite a bit… One of the most challenging aspects of being pregnant is deciding on a name for your child (besides actual labor, of course). When naming your child, consider what is important to you. Do you want soмєтнing out of the ordinary, soмєтнing traditional, or soмєтнing in between? While we can’t choose the baby’s name for you, we can give you some pointers to think about when naming your child.
1. Are You Naming Them After Someone?
The first thing you and your partner should think about if you are naming your child after someone. This could be after a family member or a friend, but we know that naming your child after someone will be honored. It is entirely up to you to use your child’s middle name as the person you wish to name them after.
Check the number of syllables in the name. If the last name is too long, with more than four syllables, it may be best to choose a short and simple moniker so that your baby’s name isn’t a tongue twister.
2. Possible Nicknames
Regardless of how cute and sweet a name you choose for your child, chances are their friends will address them in a shorter form in high school and college. And we’ve all got that one friend whose nickname is more well-known than their given name. As a result, you should think twice before naming your child Hardhik or Dickinson.
Some people prefer names from pop cultures, such as those used in movies, books, television shows, and songs, or popular baby names. You want your child to believe that their name is unique and that you did not simply choose what was popular at the time. Although there is nothing wrong with liking and wanting to choose a famous name, consider how your child will feel growing up with several other people in the clαss with that name.
5. Easily Spellable
A recent trend among parents has been to choose a common name and change the spelling. And there’s nothing wrong with wanting to give your child a one-of-a-kind name, but keep in mind that this is one they’ll have to live with for the rest of their lives. And they don’t want to have to constantly explain how to pronounce or spell their name because you wanted to add a silent “K” in the middle to make it unique. Remember that a person’s personality is more important than their name.
6. Your Partner Agree
It’s difficult enough to find a name you like… let alone one that both you and your partner adore! When it comes to naming, everyone must be on the same page. If you can’t decide, consider a compromise: Dad names the first baby, then Mom names the second, or Mom names the first, and Dad names the middle.