The task for finding the right name for your child is very important because in the end the result will affect your child through all of his or her life and this often means 70 years or more. The responsibility that you have on your hands are therefore a great one so do what most people do and spend some time thinking and planning before deciding.
If you have been at your doctor’s office you might already have been told what the gender of your baby is and that makes the job of finding the perfect name so much easier because it will instantly cut the list into half. Now that is what is called working effectively! But seriously, knowing the gender will help you get on track faster and thereby save you time to make the right decision.
If you are a couple and you have decided that you will need to agree on what to name your child the process will often be a little though because there are many emotions involved. Luckily it is all about negotiation and in the end you will have to agree. However it is seen that some couples will actually name their child several names because they couldn’t agree. This has shown to provide some combinations that are more rare than brilliant.
If you have no clue where to start the process it is advised to start by writing a list of names that you think are cute, strong, feminine, masculine (depending on the gender of your child) and keep writing until you are out of ideas. It often helps to put things onto paper because if will free the creativity of the mind and eventually it will have you come up with even more baby names.
When you can not find even one more name to put on the list the next step is to go online to find lists of baby names that can be used for inspiration. You will find thousands upon thousands of baby names online but before you start the search you need to think of what you want to find. Do you feel that the meaning of the name of your baby is important then be sure to include the word “meaning” into your search terms!
If meaning is not important but geography is then include then country name for which you want to find a name. Today search statistics show that Irish baby boy names are very popular, but that might not be for you. You might believe that Jewish names or biblical names are appropriate and you will therefore need to remember that when searching for a baby name.
There are many sites online giving you ideas and tips but in the end the decision is yours (and your partners). When you have a list that is long enough start sorting it with the best names first. When the list is sorted delete anything below the first ten names. Then put the list of those ten names up a place where you will see it every day and spend some time every time you pass it to think and feel what will be right for your baby.
This little trick will have one name come to you and when your child is born the name you have chosen will be the perfect name for your child and your child will eventually love you for it.