How to Select a Name for Your Baby


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Finding out you are having a baby is always an exciting time for parents. The preparation for having a brand-new baby can be intense.

There is one moment throughout the whole process besides birth that is unavoidable. You will be asked the name of your baby. 

It’s always a good idea to have your name picked out before the baby is born. Once you find out the gender of your baby you should try to have a name ready. 

This is where things can get tricky for many parents. Selecting a name is a big decision as your child will need to live with it for their entire life. 

Here are some tips that will make the process a lot easier.

Avoid the Trends.

It can seem cool to go along with current trends but always remember that trends are passing. Your child will have their name for the rest of their life. 

You don’t want to select something that is based on a trend that may seem ridiculous in the future. If you can’t think of a name then go with something traditional. It’s very hard to go wrong when you make your selection in this manner.

Look at Family Names

A great place to find good names is in your family tree. Looked through your family tree and you just might find beautiful names that you can recycle. 

You can either use them as first names or middle names. This is a great way to carry on a family tradition or legacy. 

This method of name selection also makes it easy to find a great name for your child. 

Go Cultural

A great place to get a name is your cultural heritage. No matter where your family originated there are bound to be names that will give honor to the beauty of your culture.

Ask older family members if they can assist you with brainstorming a cultural name. Otherwise, you can search the internet to come up with a name that suits your newborn.

Consider Middle Names

When you select a first name you want to make sure that it fits in nicely with the middle name that your child will have. 

You can honor an aunt or grandparents by making their name your child’s middle name. 

You can also combine parents’ names to create a brand new name for your child’s first name or middle name. A baby name generator and assist you with coming up with creative names when you use this method.

Select the Right Name

Selecting the right name for your child is essential. You need to make sure that any name you choose is something your child will be proud of for the rest of their life.

Take the time to diligently consider all the naming options that have been presented here. By using these ideas it will be easier for you to come up with a name that both you and your partner are comfortable with.

About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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Lucas Henry
1 year ago

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1 year ago

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