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:
- Elegance (her first name)
- Miracle (this was close to being her middle name)
- Remedy (this was another close middle name)
- Serenity (her middle name)
- Trinh (this was another close middle name)
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?