Choosing a Baby Name

Tips on making a smart choice for your child
What’s in a name? Well, a lot of things. For one, it follows most people their whole life—so when bringing a child into the world, the choice of a name is an important one. However, actually coming up with options that please both parents (and in some cases, the whole family) can be daunting; there are also a few things to keep in mind when making the final decision. We’ve got five points to consider.

Don’t choose a name everyone else is using, too.
Did you ever notice how many Michaels and Jennifers there are who are now in their twenties and thirties? Not that these are not good choices; however, very popular names of the moment are something to consider avoiding if you don’t want your child ending up with three other kids that have the same name in his class.

Listen to how the name sounds.
How does the name sound when said on its own? When said together with the child’s last name? Make sure the combination of names you choose has a nice ring to it.Another point to consider is whether the name is easy to pronounce in other languages your child may be exposed to, especially if your child will grow up speaking more than one language, or if you live in a region where there is more than one official language.
Think about the possible nicknames that could be associated to your choice.
People love calling other people by nicknames, so when making a choice, think of common nicknames your child is likely to be called. Do you like them? If you can’t stand most of them, then maybe you should think of other options
Look up the meaning(s) of the name.
It’s a good idea to make sure the meaning of the name you choose is a positive one, and one that you value. Looking for a meaning that you like first is also a great way to find name suggestions.MAMA_BEBE_INTERNALKeep the name original, not weird.
It’s a known fact that kids can be cruel, and you may want to think about how your chosen name could be deformed and used to tease your child on the playground. Also, when trying to be original, some parents end up choosing names that are just plain weird; try to find a happy medium between original and odd.

You may also want to pay attention to the potential initial combination your choice would entail—try to make sure it doesn’t spell out anything inappropriate.

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