Choosing the perfect baby name can be a hell of a job. To help you there are some guidelines you can follow. Maybe it helps you to find the perfect name for your boy or girl.
When you choosing a baby name, please remember that this is your job to do, not the one from your family and friends. You may ask their opinion, but remember you have the last say. Don't feel pressured into choosing a name you don't really love but your family do.
When searching for that perfect name for your baby it can be of great help to get feedback from others. A good tip is to look at online pregnancy communities. Registering at pregnancy forums is a great way to see what others think about the baby names you're considering. You might also find inspiration and useful tips from the community members there. Remember, every parent faces the challenge of coming up with the perfect name for their baby and it's a choice you can make only once. Discussing it with as many people as you can is a rewarding effort. Different people have different associations when hearing a name. Through experience or cultural background. You might regret it if you name your baby something that is considered an insult in certain foreign languages, for instance. Asking a community of random mothers might prevent your child from ending up in uncomfortable situations when traveling abroad some day! Your pregnancy forum is a good starting point to find others who can hel you finding the perfect name.
Popular baby names come and go. By selecting a trendy, or popular name, your child may end up the 4th child in his/her classroom with that same name. Just be aware.
All kids are given nicknames, I'm sure you had one as well or still have. Think about what nicknames can be created from the name you choose. Your kid will have to live with this for maybe the rest of his/her life.
Many names have multiple spellings. Ex: Steven, Stephen; Don, Dawn; Some names also have a female spelling and a male spelling. Be sure to research the spelling of your name choices, you don't want to have to change it later.
Be aware of what the meaning is for your top choices of baby names. Some names have meanings you may not want. Meanings of the names can be found on this website
There are some beautiful names when you look at the different ethnic names. You do not need to stay within your ethnicity. The names on our website are made up from a mixture of origins, but there are also list with names by it's origin. Check it out.
Middle names are often taken from family members. Either the first or middle name of your father or grandfather. Though this is a tradition, feel free to use your own choices.
Please be aware of your last name, and initials when choosing the perfect baby name. If your last name is 'Ronald' you may not want to choose 'Donald' for your child's first name. You will want to stay away from rhyming names and plays on words.
Once you have your names narrowed down, test, test, test! Say them out loud, switch around middle names. You can't test names too much. They will stay a lifetime.
Does your lover like the names you chose? It is very important that you both agree on the names you choose.