Picking a name for your new arrival is no easy feat. While you may have spent months crossing off the names that you don’t want for your newborn, when it comes to actually picking the name, it can be a little more difficult. Here are a few things to consider before deciding on the final name for your little one:
While the name might seem beautiful in theory, you need to consider that your child will have it for the rest of their life. So before settling on a final name, it’s a good idea to think of all the potential nicknames that your little one could be called as a result.
Research the meaning
While the name may have one meaning to you or just sounds pretty, it's be a good idea to research the actual meaning behind it. While you may like the sound of the name, it could mean something entirely different from what you thought it did.
Will your child like it?
You will also need to consider if your child will like having a unique name in the future. Sometimes it’s a good idea to ask friends and family members who have unusual names and take their opinions on board before settling on something similar for your baby.
The name might be pronounced completely differently to the way you thought it was actually pronounced. Maybe the name on its own sounds great but when pronounced along with your family name, it might sound odd or simply doesn't work.
It’s hard to think of their future when your little one is just a little bundle in your arms. But when it comes to name ideas, think of any future career that your child could possibly pursue. A person can sometimes be judged by their name, even in an interview.
If you have finally found the name that you're convinced is the perfect choice for your little one and still have a few months to wait before making it official, it might be a good idea to keep your special name secret for a little while. You don’t want your choice to be tainted by others’ opinions, so it’s best to entrust your baby’s name to those close to you and wait to till your little one arrives before making it official.