What To Do When Naming a Baby

Naming a new born can either be a very easy task or a very hard task. Some parents are able to decide on a name even before they know there having a baby, while some can’t decide no matter how much help they get. So here are a few tips just in case you are one of those parents that can’t decide.

  • Don’t leave the decision too late, Talk to your partner about it over dinner well before you even know you are going to have a baby, this will allow you to know what they think and can give you a basis to start building ideas.
  • Ask the influential people in your life. Do you have a traditional family name you want to carry on? Is there a name special to your close friends or family that they might want to suggest?
  • Don’t make a hasty decision just to get it out of the way. If you are unsure keep thinking about it even if you have to leave it up to the last minute, because the worst thing you can do is make a decision you might later on regret.
  • Make sure you go through a comprehensive list! If you decide too soon and later on you find a name more suitable, then you will feel absolutely gutted.
  • There are hundreds of websites to help you choose, they offer vast lists of names and a wealth of other information such as name origins or matching sibling names.
  • Make sure you have a backup name of the opposite sex because you will be surprised how many times a doctor says it’s a boy and then turns out to be a girl (or vice versa).
  • The best thing that you can currently get is the IPhone app by bounty. It allows you to browse through all the names in their updated list. It allows you to share the list with your friends, and even gives you a list of the most popular names in your area.