Tips on naming your baby

Tips on Baby Names - Soon after pregnancy, the next step besides proper care, is to decide the name of your baby. We have a few tips which will help you name your baby right.

Sharanya Manola
Baby NamesWritten by: Sharanya ManolaPublished at: Jun 27, 2011Updated at: Jul 22, 2014
Tips on naming your baby

Soon after pregnancy, the next step besides proper care is to decide upon the names for the baby. We’d like to share some ideas and tips on naming your baby.


tips on naming your baby


Unheard and Different


It is better to give your child a name that is a little less heard of and is unique in its own. Try not being too antique thought! It should not be funny; so much so that the kid becomes a laughing stock.

Think ten times


Your child will have to live with his name for rest of his life. Make sure you’ve slept over the thought and discussed it ten times before finalising one name.

Unisex names


Unisex names can, over a period of time, sound more feminine or masculine and ultimately lose the gender of the person in question. Won’t it be embarrassing for the kid? Indeed!

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Real and nick names – know the difference


Give your child a nick name but remember that nick names are supposed to serve a purpose at home and not in professional surroundings like a school or work place. Invariably, it will put your child regretting lifelong for a name that they could have done better on. So, give your child a real name too!


Rhythmic progression


Your baby’s name must have a rhythmic progression from first to last name. It should not produce any major fumble while pronouncing it.


Keep it simple


Your child should have a first name and a surname but giving them a long name which looks like an amalgamation of your ancestor names can be cause of embarrassment for the child. A name should look like a name and not reflect ancestral name tree.
Combine names to create a new name

You can choose two or more words to make a new name. Scramble the letters in a unique manner and create a name that will be loved by your child both today and days ahead.


Positive connotation


Whether it’s your first or a second baby your baby will always remain special for you. Try to give your baby a name which has a profound meaning. Your child will thank you each time he/she uses the name.


Carry your legacy in style

You can honour a family member by giving your child a middle name. Make sure it goes in sync with the first word and the surname.


Say it loud

If you’ve already decided upon a name, you can perhaps try saying it aloud and find out if it sounds phonetically. Make sure it’s appealing and not repulsive. Moreover, the name should not produce any sort of insulting names.


Well, if you still think you cannot decide on your baby’s name, just take as much time as you need. In the meanwhile a nick name will do for years before he is sent to school.


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