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What do you think of when it comes to baby names? Does it matter if you're having a boy or girl? Would you name a girl with a boy name? Vice versa? Do the names you pick for your baby have to be in the top ten? How does the name sound? Does it roll off of your tongue, or get stuck there?
Naming your baby is something that you'll have to live with the rest of your life, and so will the baby. So, keep in mind these hints when picking a name for your new bundle of joy.
In Utero Nick-Names
You might not admit to having a nick name for your baby while it's in the womb, but many parents do. Many a fetus is referred to as peanut from the very first ultrasound images that make your baby look like a peanut. Sometimes they have meaning, we choose Nissim, which means miracle, because we felt it was a miracle we were pregnant at all. Then when Lilah was born, everyone thought that Nissim was her name. Either choose name your baby can stand as a real life nick name, even if for only a couple of months, or be careful who you share your nick name with.
Don't Let Your Children Pick The Baby's Name
Children often have a way of coming up with a name for the baby.
I think it makes them feel a part of the whole scene. A niece begged me to name my first daughter Big Bird. A friend's daughter choose broccoli for the new baby. It's cute in utero, but allowing it to continue will only result in your child being named BillyBoobooBelly - or BooBoo for short!
Don't Name Your Baby After a Pet
No matter how special your dog or horse was to you, it's simply not a good idea to name children after animals. So you've decided to do it anyway, and just not tell the baby. Trust me, someone will remember and tell your daughter Ellie about the 17 year old dog died while you were pregnant with her.
- Remember to make sure the initials don't spell something awful (For Example: Anna Sophia Smith) - You get the idea.
- Reconsider using junior.
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