Choosing a name for your baby is one of the most difficult things about waiting for their arrival. It’s a big responsibility to give your baby a name they will carry for the rest of their lives. Remember when Ross and Rachel tried to do it?
Naming your baby should be a special moment rather than stressful, so here are some baby naming tips for indecisive parents.
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Go through some family names
Family names can provide a lot of inspiration. You may find that there are names that are important to you, or you want to honor a special member of your family. But if nothing in your immediate family stands out, why not go back a little further? Trace your family tree to see if there are names in your family’s history that you would like for your little one.
Find something meaningful to both of you
There are a lot of great ways to help you find the right name for your baby. A name with a meaning for the two of you is a good way to find a name that you love. It could come from your favorite book or movie, a place name, or something that’s simply special to you. Spend time rediscovering some of your favorites to see if inspiration strikes.
Try a generator
If you’re happy to leave things to chance, then a baby name generator could be just what you need to help you pick the perfect name. Try several options and tailor the filter to help you find what’s right for you. You never know, the answer could end up appearing right in front of you.
See what feels right
Parents can feel a lot of pressure to have a name picked out in advance of the baby’s arrival, but that doesn’t have to be the case. You might want to have a shortlist and see what feels right after the baby is born. If you don’t have a shortlist, you can still take some time to see what feels right, you never know what you’ll gravitate towards!
Naming your baby comes with all kinds of worry. Will they like the name? Will others like the name? Right now, it’s important to think of something that feels right for you, and that you love – don’t let others influence your decision.
When you’ve chosen your name, you can work it into their room decor, as well as other pretty accessories to welcome them to their new home. It’s the start of an exciting adventure together, so don’t be too stressed if you don’t have a name in mind straight away.