baby naming tips

 

Baby Naming Tips
by Sarah Mitchell
Baby Names and Meanings at NamesToBe.com

Take Your Time 
The worst thing you could do when choosing a baby name is to rush into it. Settling for second best may affect you and your child for a lifetime! Don't commit yourself to the first name that you fancy. Keep searching until you find a name that you are 110% happy with. And don't forget that you don't need to choose a name for your baby before birth. Some parents have been known to wait 2 or 3 weeks before choosing a baby name that they are content with. 


What Does it Mean? 
Some parents don't really care for the meaning of their baby's name, where as others base their decision solely around it. But, in our opinion a quick check couldn't hurt. Do you really want your big strong boy to have a name that means "pretty flower"? If you have a meaning in mind, but don't know what names contain that meaning, visit http://www.namestobe.com/searchmeaning.html 


Spelling 
Try to make sure you don't choose a name that ends with the same letter that your last name begins with. This can sometimes make pronunciation a challenge. There are some exceptions to this rule, but in general it is best to keep it in mind when choosing a baby name. Try it for yourself and you'll see what we mean. Letters like "L" and "S" are especially bad. 


Say it Out Loud 
Instead of referring to your unborn baby as he or she or "the baby", try using one of the names that you like for a week or so. Saying it out loud and using it in common sentences will give you a better idea of how much you really like the name. Don't forget, some names look great when written on paper, but sound terrible off the tongue. 

Above all these baby naming tips, choosing a baby name can be broken down into two parts. Baby naming tip number one: choose a name that you think your child will be happy with. Baby naming tip number two: choose a name that both parents are 110% happy with. Follow these two main rules and everyone will be happy. Best of luck to you!

For over 10,000 baby names and meanings visit http://www.namestobe.com

This article was written by Sarah Mitchell. This article is free for reprint so long as the article is published in full (including this footer) and all hyperlinks are kept active.

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