Welcome to our baby names page. We hope you will enjoy this information and find the
best name for your child.|
Since you are reading this page, we assume that you are expecting
a baby. So, first things, first. Congratulations!
Choosing a name for your baby is one of your first big decisions
regarding your child and it is a big responsibility. The name will
stay with your child its entire life and many people believe your name
defines your personality!
Here are some things to consider when
deciding on a name for your child:
If you pick a popular name, there will probably be kids with the same name
in every class growing up. Some people think this makes the child feel like
part of a group, while others think it may steer the child away from finding
his/her own personality.
Silly unique names that seem popular with movie stars may be fun
and interesting today, but may grow old really fast. It's like putting a
tattoo of Dora the Explorer on the child knowing that Dora will not be her
favorite person 20 years from now.
Many long names sounds sophisticated and pretty, but be aware
that they are often shortened to a nickname. Look at possible
nicknames for the name you are thinking about and make sure
you also like the nickname.
You can name your child after a relative or friend, but you may need to
consider how your choice will affect relationships. If you choose one
relative or friend's name over another, consider how other relatives or
friends might feel.
Unisex names can work for either a boy or a girl. Some people believe unisex names contribute to
Make sure the child's initials don't spell something undesirable.
Though a name may be cute when he or she is a baby, will the
name be fitting when the child grows up? Will it fit a future President?
Many names can easily be turned into cruel nicknames. You may want to avoid
Do you want your child to go through life having to constantly spell his or
her name for people?
You probably don't
want to call a girl born in April, "May" or name a boy "Afia" if he's born
on a Sunday, since "Afia" means born on a Friday. See our list of "what
You may want to choose a name that rhymes with siblings, starts with the
same letter, or just sounds good when said together.
How Does It Sound
Choose a name that sounds good to you. Say it with and without the middle
name and make sure you like it with just first and last, because chances are
your child won't use the middle name very often.
So start finding the perfect name.