perfect baby name doesn't have to be frustrating, just be sure to
follow some of these basic guidelines...
Whose Name? - When choosing
a baby name, please remember this is your job, not your family and
friends. You may ask for their opinion, or suggestions, but remember
you have the last say. Don't be pressured into selecting a name you
don't really love.
Trendy! - Popular baby names come and go. By picking a trendy, or
popular name, your child may end up the 4th child in his/her
classroom with that name. Just be aware.
Nickname - All kids are given nicknames (good and bad), I'm sure you
had one as well. Think about what nicknames will be created from the
name you choose. Your child will have to live with this for his/her
Spelling - Some names have multiple spellings. Ex: Steven, Stephen;
Don, Dawn; Some names also have a male spelling and a female
spelling. Be sure to research the spelling of your name choices, you
don't want to have to change it later.
Meanings - Be aware of what the
meaning is for your top choices of baby names. Some names have
meanings you may not want.
Ethnic Origin - There are some really beautiful names when you look at
the different ethnic names. You do not need to stay within your
ethnicity. The names on this site are made up from a mixture of
Middle Name - Middle names are often taken from elder family members.
Either the first or middle name of your father or grandfather.
Though this is a tradition, feel free to use your own choices.
Last Name - Please be aware of your last name, and initials when
choosing baby names. If your last name is 'Donald' you may not want
to choose 'Ronald' for your child's first name. Can you see a
nickname in the making? You will want to stay away from plays on
words and rhyming names.
Test Test Test! - Once you have your names narrowed down, test, test,
test! Say them out loud, switch around middle names. You can't test
names too much.
Agree - Does your spouse like the names you chose? It is very
important that you both agree on the names you choose.
Enjoy browsing thru our Baby Names, All The Best From A To Z.