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Factors To Consider When Naming Your Baby

Your child’s name is a unique signature that differentiates him or her from others. And since it will stay with your child for life, you would want to make sure it is a name that gives off a good vibe and sounds positive. There are many websites and baby naming books you can tap on to get ideas. Here are some factors you may like to consider when you are picking out a name: Sounds good Try saying a potential name out loud and get a sense of how it feels. To be safer, try saying the first and family name together. You would want to weed out names that clash or those that end up in puns to save your child from endless teasing. Go for meaning There is always a meaning behind every name. You may want to pick a quality or attribute that resonates with your child, or one in which you are hoping that he or she will grow into. Uncommon Many parents like to give their children unique names so they can stand apart from others. Unusual is good but unusual plus difficult to pronounce could be tiresome and may attract unfavourable attention. Tradition and heritage Some families have a fixed naming convention where the father’s name is adopted as part of the child’s name, or a practice where every child’s name begins with a particular letter of the alphabet. Other families have specific naming preferences due to their religious practices. So make sure you talk it out with your partner and decide if there are any family tradition or heritage you would like to follow through. Parents and relatives Everyone gets excited when they are expecting a new addition to the family. Consulting with parents or relatives may be a good way of getting ideas for names. However, family pressure could also be a source of unnecessary stress. If you come face to face with an extra pushy relative or elder, you can always decline their name suggestion politely but firmly. The top 10 searches for baby names in 2012* were: Girls’ names:IsabellaMillieSookieAnnEllaBettyEllieEmmaEithneCharlotte Boys’ names:JacobMaxLiamTedMoAidenAndyBertieNedGus Disclaimer: All content on this Website is provided solely for informational purposes and is not intended as a substitute for medical and/or other professional advice for your specific condition. Please do not disregard medical and/or other professional advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read on this Website. Always seek medical advice before starting any new treatments.

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