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What Does My Name Mean For The Newborn Baby

Aug 5, 2008
When you are expecting a new arrival in your family choosing a name for your baby can be both exciting and frustrating. Exciting because whichever name you choose is going to be well versed for many years to come so it is important to get it right, and frustrating because the chances of everyone concerned immediately agreeing on the choice of a name is highly unlikely!

There are other things to take into consideration too. For example if you decide on a name which has a slightly strange or different pronunciation, your child is either going to face constant requests of how the name should be pronounced, or be called the wrong name throughout his or her lifetime by those who do not bother to ask how to say the name.

Quite often the meaning of the name can seem particularly appropriate for your newborn and even though the name itself will probably not have an affect on the life of the child, it may be that the meaning of the name will help you to make your final decision.

Another thing to take into account is the initials of the name of your baby. When you have come to a mutual decision about the name make sure that the initials do not spell a word which will give hours or amusement to others as they tease your child whilst he or she is growing up and even to an age when adulthood is reached. Your child will be pleased you gave this some thought when you decided on a name.

Many names get dropped and nicknames take their place. Think about what your chosen name may get shortened to and how it will affect your child at certain stages of life. A really good name may turn into something quite insulting when shortened so make sure you decide on a name which, if and when shortened, is just as appropriate as the longer version.

You could opt for a unique name which at the beginning will prove to be quite difficult to remember but as time goes on and the name is mentioned over and over again, it will suddenly stick in your mind. Unusual names make for great conversation pieces and if there is a story behind the origin of the name this makes it even more interesting. When selecting a middle name, you can simply pick a name that you like because if the child wishes not to use or be known by that name, he or she can drop the name altogether and have no reason to reveal it if they so wish.

More popular names could be described as safe but if you walk into a room where there are several people, all known by the more common names, no-one in particular is going to stand out. Giving your child an unusual name will never result in them appearing to be boring or simply one of the crowd.

Along with using the top names of the United Kingdom for your inspiration you can also look a little further a field to other countries in order to find a name which is both apt and unique for your child.
About the Author
Cool and unique baby names such as the name and their meaning has been a source of fascination for the author, for many years. Babies in the UK and worldwide has intriqued Dr S for many years. Name origin is all part of pregnacy information.
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