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6 Vital Points To Choose Baby Names Wisely

Aug 17, 2007
Choosing the right name from birth has an important impact on a person's life. It's about choosing an identity for your baby. Ever heard about the association of a person's name with his personality? A name molds a person's character like a cookie-cutter, and this holds true to varying degree in different cultures. So, better get that best baby name for your son or daughter.

Here are some tips on how to confer that best baby name for your little love.

1. Meanings, meanings, meanings

You certainly don't want your baby to be stuck with a name that will forever ridicule him or will allow his playmates to make a big laughing stock out of him. Learn the meaning of the baby name you are eyeing to give to your baby. Don't think Beelzebub is a prospective baby name just because you heard it from a TV show and you find it cute. Just plainly saying yes to your gut feel, trying to follow a fad by naming your baby a certain celebrity's (sometimes notorious) or NOT THINKING AT ALL in giving your precious one his or her baby name are definite no-nos!

2. Don't Get Too Creative

Don't go for the overkill. Being too creative on thinking of a baby name can backfire. Examples are too unique spellings. It will be hard for the kid to keep on spelling his or her name to people who only know the familiar spelling of such name.

3. Two Heads Are Better Than One

Discuss with your partner when choosing the best baby name for your adorable baby. It wouldn't be nice to always get blamed when people ask who chose that terrible baby name. Sharing on this kind of decision-making is a good way of furthering your bond as a pair, not to mention the possibility of coming up with a better baby name.

4. Think On Your Own

Choosing the right baby name does not have to always rely on what your elderly relatives think to be the best baby name. It is your baby's name, not theirs. Once your baby is born he will be stuck with that baby name for life. That means it's not sensible to just settle for any baby name that will match your grandma's or auntie's taste.

5. Be Careful With Initials

Consider reading the initials of the baby name you are planning to give your baby. Be certain they don't stand for something hilarious, disturbing or something totally silly. Christine Sue Irving? What will happen on the next episode of CSI? Alvin Stephen Stuart? He'll surely remember not to get near any hole. Fran Ursula Catherine Klein? Uh-oh! Can you picture the sickening situation you may put your baby into when he or she grows up?

6. How About Your Family Tree

Go verify your family tree once and for all. Some can't still get away from some traditions about baby name decisions, especially when they have a special link with a certain family member that they want that person's name to be a part of their baby's name. If you're planning to follow the tradition of putting a part of your elder relatives' names on your baby's name, you have to know whether anybody else in your family use that name too. Ask around.

The above are some of the vital points that should be considered in your quest for the perfect baby name. You might find them a bit demanding. But in the long run, you'll see that doing your research will make your baby thank you when the right time comes.
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