When I had my daughter picking out a name was so hard, it took us months and months. I knew I wanted to name my baby Brody if it was a boy, but we had a little girl. A lot of thought is put into choosing your child’s name, you don’t want them to be teased in school, you want the name to say something about them and who they are. Most parents make sure initials do not turn out to be PMS or something they will be picked on later for. I have heard some crazy, OMG Mom and Dad what were you thinking, baby names. You Childs name is important, it is their name for the rest of their life and it deserves much thought.
According to Baby Center some top names for 2011 are
Top 25 baby boy names for 2011
So how do you pick a baby name? Many women have a name in mind before they become pregnant. Pregnancy is packed full of decisions everything from cribs to diapers. There are so many cribs to choose from how do you decide, do you go with pink or the yellow, how will we do the nursery? Parents are also faced with the stress of if the name is too popular, what it means, and everyone that is whispering in your ear. It is stressful and you just want everything to be perfect for you soon to be bundle of joy.
Narrow It Down
There is a never-ending amount of names out there and now with the wonderful world-wide web the possible and combinations of first and middle names are endless, how do you choose? Make a list of the things that are most important to you, is the uniqueness of the name or spelling, initials, maybe you already have a middle name, or a someone you are naming them after. Think about the context of the name. When you begin to narrow them down focus on the names complementing one another. Meaning, what do you want your child’s name to say? There is a meaning for just about every name out there, knowing what you want the name to say can help you narrow it down. Ask your child if he/she likes the name you are debating, sometimes saying it out loud helps, after all you will be saying it over and over for the next 18 years.
Follow No Rules
There are no rules to follow when picking your baby’s name, common names with proper spelling are great, is it what you want? Spelling helps take a common name and add a little spice to it, my daughter’s name is Madison, spelled Madisyn, it feels more original. We took a name we both liked, but was too common spelled Madison took out the i and added a y and it was perfect. Sometimes the smallest detail makes a world of difference, it takes an ordinary name and makes it “pop”.. Hold no grudges, just because Bryson picked on you in school, does not mean you rule that name out. Which by the way was something my husband brought up to me while we were choosing a name, I would consistently rule a name out because of an experience I had. Another important things to consider, will your name still fit him when them when they are grown, cute names are fun while they are little but they do grow up.
Do Not Stress
There are so many decisions to be made, do not let picking a name be stressful. It should be fun, you are giving your something he will carry forever and eventually grow into and become. Do not settle, if it is not what you want, keep looking. Don’t stress momma you will know it is the right name when you say it aloud, you will know that is the name for you soon to be bundle of joy.
Good luck, on choosing the perfect name for your perfect baby! Everything will be fine, no stress you will know the name is right when you hear it.