Choosing a name for your baby is a very important task as you await your new arrival. The name will serve as your child’s identification for life and he will use it in everything he does. But, the process does not have to be stressful. With all of the preparations involved in getting ready for the new member of your family, keep the following suggestions in mind to help make naming the baby a fun, joyous experience.
You will probably have many suggestions from friends and family of names for your baby. Let everyone give their input, but remember that the decision remains with you and your mate. Make a list early on of some possible choices. Set the list aside for a while and come back to it. Usually some names will stand out above the others. When considering a name, say it out loud several times. Say it in combination with the middle and last names. Consider what types of nicknames might be generated from it. Be careful to avoid a name that might subject the child to ridicule from other children. Also, be mindful of the child’s initials and make sure they do not spell or stand for anything undesirable. Continue reading »