Naming Your Baby - One Of Most Important Decisions In Your Life
One of the most exciting aspects of becoming a parent is deciding on what name togive to your new baby and it can also be one of the most difficult things to do as well. After all, your baby will have to live with this name for the rest of his or her life. It does not have to be stressful or overly difficult to choose a perfect name for the newest member of your family. Today, more and more new parents are choosing baby names that are rather unique instead of selecting names that tend to be more traditional. Of course, if you wish to follow tradition, then by all means do so. The key is to listen to your heart and choose a name that has meaning and one that you think fits the child.
When choosing a name for a newborn baby boy, you should think of any male names that are important to you. Maybe you have a favorite uncle or another male family member that you would like to name your boy after. Perhaps there is simply a name you have heard that you love, or maybe there is a character in one of your favorite books that you would like to name your son after. If you are still finding yourself stumped you can find lists of baby boy names online and in baby name books that will give you a good starting point.
The above also holds true when naming a baby girl. Consider naming her after your favorite female family member or giving her a name you have heard and like very much. A few of the most popular baby girl names the past couple of years have been Emma, Sophia and Madison. You can look through baby name books to see what the trends have been in recent years or you could name your girl after a famous current-day politician or pop idol.
Unisex baby names are also a growing trend and names like Cameron and Tracey are well suited to both sexes. Names such as Jamie, Hayden, Piper, Nicky and Blair are very popular choices these days-a unisex name can really set your child apart from the crowd.
Naming your baby requires that you and your spouse sit down and talk candidly about what names the both of you like. Remember that although a name may sound cute for a baby, maybe it would not be quite as appropriate for an adult. Also consider the nicknames that are associated with certain names as well as the spelling that you plan to use.
Naming your baby should be fun and exciting. It is best to start discussing name choices far before your baby is born. Write down your top choices and update your list as the birth date approaches. Giving yourselves plenty of time will all but guarantee that you both will be pleased with the name you chose and that your child will grow to love his or her name as well.
by: Caitlinaa FullerAbout the Author:Caitlina Fuller is a freelance writer. Today, more and more new parents are choosing baby names that are rather unique instead of selecting names that tend to be more traditional. If you are still finding yourself stumped you can find lists of baby boy names online and in baby name books that will give you a good starting point.