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Finding A Baby Name: 3 steps to finding the best baby name.

A baby name is one of the most important things you give to your baby boy or baby girl. According to Kylie, from MSU, a baby name helps determine your child's identity. Will they be lazy? shy? aggressive? or maybe creative? thoughtful? determined? Of course, there are other factors involved, but choosing a good baby name is something that you have immediate control over. It is a good way to give your child's life a head start towards a great future.

With the warning out of the way, don't forget there is still hope to find the perfect baby name. Here is our guide to choosing the perfect baby name.

1. Finding good baby names

Finding a good baby name can get very involved and take a long time. There are a lot of things to consider... Is the name too unique? is it too common? will it affect my child's ability to get a job? According to NBC News, a name definitely affect your chances at landing a job. As stated in the article:

Shuki Khalili: I tried using an American name, ‘Andrew Warner,’ and suddenly I could at least engage them in conversation and sell them some ads so I could build my business.

This quote definitely emphasizes the importance of a name!

Here are a few tips on choosing a good baby name
  • Choose names that have stood the test of time. If you take look at the trends for baby names on, you will notice that certain names seem to hang around the top 10. Names like, Liam, Noah, William and for girls we have Emma, Olivia and Ava. They are there for good reason... They are safe, nice names and there is nothing wrong with being safe every once in a while.
  • It is always a good idea to choose a name from your heritage. If you are French, you can choose names like Adelynn, Aubrey, Holly for girls or Ray, Lee, Oliver for boys. It is a good way to honor your heritage and find good baby names at the same time.
  • You can also find names based on meanings. If you want your baby boy to be brave, strong or courageous, then names like Everett and Dusty fit. For your girl if you want names that represent beauty, then names like Anabella or Ebony are great choices.
  • With the amount of bullying that goes on in school today, you should definitely consider the possible derogatory names that can be used as nicknames for some names. On nickname stories, there is list of different effect that are caused by awful nicknames & bullying. You can always do a Google search on a name to see if there are any derogatory nicknames that you may not be aware of.
  • Always remember to check the initials. There have been instances where parents' inadvertently give their child the most awful initials... take these real life examples into consideration:

    Frank Ulysses Kemper
    Amber Samantha Sampson
    Unity Geraldine Lia Irvin
    Tommy Oliver Adam Dean

    This is definitely something you will want to look out for, because someone else will definitely notice.

  • A baby name generator is a good option for finding a baby name because, since an advanced algorithm is choosing the name, neither parent will feel cheated or over ruled.

2. Choose a name that both parents' agree on

Agreeing with your spouse on a baby name is one of the first and hardest steps. The internet is littered with blog post and forum threads about the parents' not agreeing on a baby name. This forum thread has 270+ answers from parents' offering help and warnings of how this situation can cause resentment between parent/child and husband/wife. Here is a notable quote from the forum that emphasizes what you want to avoid at all costs:

My husband refused to compromise until the baby was 3 days old and we had to leave the hospital. The experience was a nightmare and ruined what should have been a good memory.

Here is are a few tips to get past the second step in the baby naming process.
  • Look at names separately from your spouse. Keep notes on the ones you like and if you find a matching name, then you have a winner.
  • One parent can choose the first name, and the other can choose the middle name.
  • Get a calendar of the month your child should be born. Take turns writing names down on each day. Whichever day the child is born on is the name.
  • Use a name combiner or baby name generator to merge the parents' names into one.
  • Put an even amount of names that each parents' like in a bag and have someone else pull a name out.
  • Let the mom name the girls and the dad name the boys or vice versa.
  • Choose names that are a dedication to a beloved family member.

As stated in the forum, baby naming should be a loving and enjoyable process. It is never a good thing to start off in the wrong direction. Always be understanding, listen to reason and compromise.

Step 3 isn't always necessary, but it is definitely recommended.

3. Choosing a middle name

What is a middle name?
According to an article in mental floss, the term "middle name" originated in 1835 in a Harvard University periodical called "Harvardiana", but the practice of using middle names started long before. Simply put, a middle name is the name or names between the given name (first name) and the family name (surname or last name).

  • Christopher Edward Johnson
  • Marie Sarah Thomas
  • George Herbert Walker Bush
  • Samantha Alice Winthrop

Why should I choose a middle name?

  • Middle names are very common, it almost seems wrong not go give a middle name.
  • You can give your child a middle name to honor a family member, such as a grandmother or grandfather.
  • You are giving your child another name to choose from. A lot of people go by his or her middle names, such as Bruce Willis. Bruce is his middle name and Walter is his first.
  • Middle names help distinguish people with the same first and last name from one another. Michael B. Jordan, the actor uses his middle initial so he isn't confused with Michael Jordan, the basketball star.

That's it, 3 steps to finding the perfect baby names. Our name generator & name combiner is in the form above, so you can always use that for name inspiration. You can also browse baby names by letter below.

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