Choosing a name for your little one is ʜᴀʀᴅ for any parent. In reality, it was a long, Fʀᴜsᴛʀᴀᴛɪɴɢ ᴘʀᴏᴄᴇss Fɪʟʟᴇᴅ with sᴇʟF-ᴅᴏᴜʙᴛ, arguments and sᴇᴠᴇʀᴇʟʏ ᴏᴘɪɴɪᴏɴᴀᴛᴇᴅ ʀᴇʟᴀᴛɪᴠᴇs. If you’re just beginning the name selection process, here are five of the most important criteria that I found you must consider before you settle on a final name for your lovely unnamed baby.
- Are You Naming Them After Someone? : The first thing that you and your partner might want to consider if you are naming your baby after someone. This could be after a family member or friend, but either way, we know that if you name your child after someone they are going to be honored. You can use your child’s middle name as the person you want to name them after, it’s all up to you.
- Length: Check the number of syllables the name has. If the last name is a bit too long with over four syllables, it might be wise to pick a short and simple moniker so that your baby’s name doesn’t end up being ᴀ ᴛᴏɴɢᴜᴇ ᴛᴡɪsᴛᴇʀ.
- Possible Nicknames: No matter how cute and sweet of a name you choose for your child, chances are their friends might address them in a shorter version in high school and college. And we all have that one friend whose nickname is more popular than their real name. So, it’s fair to think twice before naming your child Hᴀʀᴅʜɪᴋ ᴏʀ Dɪᴄᴋɪɴsᴏɴ.
- Popularity: While some people love names used in pop cultures such as movies, books, television shows, and songs or popular baby name . You want your child to feel like their name is special and that you didn’t just select what is popular at the time. Even though there is nothing wrong with liking and wanting to choose a popular name just make sure you think about how your little one is going to feel with growing up with several other people in the class with that name.
- Easily Spelled: A trend that some parents have been doing recently is choosing a common name and making the spelling different. And there is nothing wrong with wanting to select a unique name for your little one but remember this is one they are going to have to have all their lives. And they do ɴᴏᴛ want to have to tell people constantly how to pronounce or spell their name because you wanted to put ᴀ sɪʟᴇɴᴛ ‘ᴋ’ in the middle of their name to make it special. Remember that a name doesn’t make someone special their personality does.
As parents, we are always keen to learn about the origins, meanings, and history of a name. While all that stuff is important, it’s important to ɴᴏᴛ overlook the other factors when choosing a moniker for your little one.