6 things you must know when picking a name for your baby

Choosing a name for your child can sometimes be overwhelming. However these tips will help in guiding you in respect of choosing a name for your child. Here are six you must consider when picking a name for your baby

Sound:

Ensure you think about how the name will sound when you call your child. Will it sound harsh? Or will it sound nice? Will it suit your baby and will others feel it sounds nice as well. You also might want to avoid choosing a first name that rhymes with a last name. You can as well skip puns like naming your child “Bobby West” which may sound funny but might be used against him later in future.

Uniqueness:

While choosing a name for your baby, considering the uniqueness of the name is very important as you want to ensure your child’s name is unique and different from other names. Many parents however, want to ensure that their child’s name is unique but in the process they end up coming up with names that will draw too much attention to their child. it is however imperative that when trying to be unique with the name of your child, don’t go to the extreme, make it simple and unambiguous.

Significance:

The significance of any name means a lot and as such, when you are trying to name your baby, ensure that you don’t just name him/her after researching online. There should be a meaning/significance attached to any name you come up with. Don’t just name your child after something you like, why not name him/her with essence and significance.

Initials:

Having to add up the initials of yourself and that of your husband in order to come up with a name for your son/daughter is not that advisable. You might be lucky and get something really nice out of it but then, once the name exceeds 3 words already it would be better if you just stick to something entirely different from using your initials. Take for example, Boy Zachary Ian Thomas. Names like this will definitely draw undeserved attention to your kid later on. Stick to something simple and avoid long and meaningless names.

Names that age well:

When you are trying to name your son/daughter, ensure that you look beyond her age and look forward to a name that will age with her. Take for example names like lucky, sincere, and George. These names can be of great virtue while your son/daughter is seating for an interview of in a corporate environment. Look beyond the present and give a name that will age with your son/daughter.

Look for win wins:

Family is important, and your family members might just be pressuring you they want the name of your grandma for your child. But, your grandma’s name is not on your top 10 list. You can always give her your grandma’s name but it will have to be your son’s/daughter’s middle name or nick name while you give her/him something different for the first name. The main point is, you’ve satisfied both sides without any argument of whatsoever.

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