Tips to Choose Unique Baby Names

Naming your newborn can sometimes become a tedious task, which requires a lot of thinking and researching on your part.

Bhadra Kamalasanan
Written by: Bhadra KamalasananUpdated at: Jun 27, 2014 12:33 IST
Tips to Choose Unique Baby Names

Deciding the name of your baby seems like an uphill task with numerous suggestions and options made available to you by your family, friends and relatives, and not to forget: the internet. The name of your little baby will stick with them for the rest of their life. Hence pick a name that is both unique yet pleasing when heard. If you are searching for a unique name for your child, you will have to think and research on rare names that are unique yet not jarring.  To lessen your confusion, go through the tips given here to give an  exceptional name to your infant.

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Following Legacy

If you are considering your family history and tradition while naming your kid, make sure that you do not end up with a name which is not only difficult to pronounce but doesn’t even sync with your surname. Name of your child should have originality, profound meaning and sheer likeability even if it is as per your family’s naming tradition.

Think Twice

Do you want your kid to become a laughing stock? Not, indeed!  In order to prevent this, your baby’s name should not be funny. A person’s name influences his self-esteem and overall personality after he grows up into an adult. Also, a name can influence the way in which a person can be treated in society. . So, going for an antique name for your baby is not indeed a great idea! You may discuss with your partner the kind of name you would like to give your infant such as whether a conventional yet classy name or just a trendy name.




The Age Factor

If you have decided on an offbeat name, perhaps you should reconsider it because some names do not go well with age. You will surely not want your 15-year old child to be called ‘Duggu’. Won’t it be embarrassing for your kid?


Real Name or Nick Name. Which is what?

To avoid regretting lifelong for a name that could have been better, it is important for you to know the difference between a nick name and a real name. Nick names are appropriate for home, but not for professional surroundings like in school or office. So, decide on a meaningful real name for your child which can work well in all environments.


Be Aware of Unisex Names

Do you want your son to be presumed as a girl? If you feel no, then avoid giving your child a name which sounds more of the opposite gender. Naming your son with a feminine name or your daughter with a masculine name, for example, Harsh or Raj will create confusion for others  as well as can become a source of embarrassment for your kid.   Just select a name that goes well with your baby’s gender.




Don’t act in a hurry; take your own time to find the perfect name for your baby.  But approve  the name which is appealing, unique, has a profound meaning, easy to pronounce and sounds well phonetically. In the meanwhile, a nick name will work fine  till your child goes to a pre-school.


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