How to Choose a Baby Name

Choosing a baby name can be tricky. You may have relatives pressuring you to go with a certain name, you may be conflicted with holding on to a naming tradition, or you and your partner may have a difficult time finding name options that you both can agree on. 

Regardless of what obstacles you’re facing when it comes to choosing your baby’s name these tips will help you come up with the perfect baby name before your pregnancy predictor due date arrives. 

Use an app

Did you know that there are apps available that can help you choose a baby name?

I did not find this out until my most recent pregnancy when we were struggling to choose a baby name for my daughter. 

We opted to use the Kinder app (which is like Tinder, but for baby names). 

How it works is you and your partner both install the app and you swipe for the names that you like and dislike. The matched liked names go in a combined list that you both can view to narrow down your list of baby names. 

The app has a ton of free names to start you off and you can purchase name packs for additional names. Plus, you can even add in your own name suggestions so you can see what your partner thinks too. 

Some of the names that made our match-list for our baby girl include:

  • Alaina
  • Aria
  • Aurora
  • Cais
  • Camilla
  • Elegance (her first name)
  • Ella
  • Ellie
  • Emery
  • Evianna
  • Juliana
  • Luna
  • Mara
  • Miracle (this was close to being her middle name)
  • Neva
  • Oona
  • Remedy (this was another close middle name)
  • Sana
  • Serenity (her middle name)
  • Trinh (this was another close middle name)
  • Zadie
  • Zinnia

Let older children help out (if applicable)

If you have older children it can be fun to let them help you choose a baby name so they feel involved in the pregnancy. 

After we decided on Elegance for my daughter’s first name we were torn between four possible middle names – Miracle, Serenity, Remedy, and Trinh. 

We were both fine with any of the names so we decided to let the big boys draw names to see which one would win. 

In the end, Serenity was the chosen name so Elegance Serenity it was. 

Consider what their name will mean

When naming the kids we typically like going towards unique names or names that have a meaning behind them. 

Considering what the name means is very important because you don’t want your child to grow up with a name that means something silly or possibly offensive. 

Keep initials in mind

Initials are something else to keep in mind when choosing a baby name. 

This was something I didn’t even think about until I saw a Reddit post about it. But, it makes sense though. You wouldn’t want your child’s initials to spell out something rude or odd such as A.S.S. or F.M.L. 

List out possible nicknames

Let’s face it, kids are cruel these days. 

Therefore, when selecting a baby name you also want to list out all of the possible nicknames to make sure that their name cannot be turned into a cruel joke once they start school. 

These tips will help you choose the perfect name for your baby

Choosing a baby name is a huge responsibility for parents and it’s not a decision that should be made lightly. 

With these tips, you’ll be able to successfully choose a baby name that both you and your child will love and you won’t regret later. 

How did you decide on your child’s name?

How to Choose a Baby Name


  1. Catalina says:

    Great tips! I love the idea to involve older kids in choosing baby’s name. It creates a special relations from the beginning.

  2. Gervin Khan says:

    We keep our initials in choosing our kids’ names. It is hard, but grateful that we got a perfect one for them a week before my delivery.

  3. These are great tips. I know how hard it can be to find the perfect baby name. Luckily my husband and I were able to agree on something with both our girls.

  4. Alita Pacio says:

    My sister’s name is my parent’s name combination.


    Great tips. There are so many options it can be very confusing.

  6. It was so hard to choose a baby name! It took us a long time of looking through lists and books.

  7. These are all great tips! We spent so much time trying to come up with names for our boys. It is always nice when you have others helping throw names out there.

  8. Tara Pittman says:

    When baby number three was on the way we asked our older kids for name ideas. My 5-year-old on wanted to name the baby Pinocchio.

    1. Tara,

      That is hilarious.

  9. Amber Myers says:

    You have some great tips here. My initials were ASSS so yes, always check those first 😉

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