Finding out you’re going to be a parent is one of the most thrilling experiences you will ever have. After the news has sunk in you will realise there are so many things to do before your little one arrives. One of these things is naming your baby. Choosing a name for your child is a fun activity but it is very important as it will stay with the child for the rest of his life. It may even affect their self esteem as they grow up.
Different people have different ways of coming up with a baby name. Some parents are very lucky and they just know what they’re going to call their baby, others make lists or go online for inspiration. Some even get friends and family to get involved and help with the process.
Making a list and eliminating names is a very popular method. The best way to do is to make your own list, let your partner also make their own list and then combine the two lists and work from that. You can start with names you like from both sides of your family. Then you can add names you’ve heard that you like.
Finding out what a name means can also help in your decision. You might really like a name but if you find out it has a negative meaning, you might not want it anymore. There are many websites and books available to help you in this regard.
The important thing to remember is that you have plenty of time before your baby arrives so you should take your time to come up with the perfect name. Naming a baby is an important decision but it should also be fun.