When it comes to picking a name for your baby, it can often be one of two things, you either know exactly what you want, or you have no idea. For the latter, that can be quite daunting, especially as you get closer to the arrival of your little one. Some parents might even go days before naming the child, even when it’s already been born. So here are some tips to help you with the baby-naming process.
Think About Names You Love
There are so many names to choose from that it can seem pretty overwhelming when you have no idea of what would work best. So try thinking about names you’ve come across in your daily life so far that you found appealing. You may have one or two that you really love, but you’ve just never thought about it to that extent that you’d name a baby with it. This is a list that you can start making when you are planning to have children or when you’re pregnant. Keep this list somewhere and keep adding to it and crossing names off.
Say The Name With Your Surname
One of the ways in which parents or parents-to-be will pick names is by checking to see if the name goes with the surname. You might not think this to be something that’s relevant, but actually, there are some occasions where two names won’t go together properly or just sound odd. It’s important to do this even if you know exactly what names you want just to make absolutely sure that they sound right and that you’re not giving any of your children an unfortunately initial or full name.
Remember To Consider A Middle Name
One name may be hard enough to think up, but middle names are still quite popular to give to your children. It’s not something that is required but you may want to think about middle names for your child that might have some relevance to a previous family member or go nicely with what you’ve already got for the first name. Middle names have often been picked because of other family members or close friends, so it’s always a nice touch to consider if you’ve not been that fussed to consider it.
Have Other Options
It’s often rare that this happens, but babies can sometimes have a habit of not suiting their name. It’s something you wouldn’t think were possible, but it can be, and parents often find themselves in this situation of not naming the baby till days later because they had no backup. When it comes to names, have a top-five that you can look at if the name you want for definite, doesn’t end up suiting your baby.
Picking a baby name can be tough, but with these tips, hopefully, you’ll be able to come to a decision. Explore the baby books and online resources for helpful tips and ask friends and family members too. They could have some great ideas that you hadn’t thought of!