Of all the discomforts you will experience during pregnancy, pains during your labor and other tenderness you may feel for the whole nine months, choosing baby names can make all you sufferings worthwhile. Naming a baby can be as easy as using your grandfather's name and some parents seem to argue for the whole nine months of pregnancy and then end up choosing baby names instantly when they see him or her and discovers a particular name just "fits".
Of all the discomforts you will experience during pregnancy, pains during your labor and other tenderness you may feel for the whole nine months, choosing baby names can make all you sufferings worthwhile.
Naming a baby can be as easy as using your grandfather’s name or naming your baby using the month he or she was born, for instance, May. Some parents seem to argue for the whole nine months of pregnancy and then end up choosing baby names instantly when they see him or her and discovers a particular name just “fits”.
As parents of the soon-to-be-born child, everyone around you will be giving out suggestions in choosing baby names. Although you may receive a few unique names you’d love your child to have, picking only one name from the hundreds of rare and meaningful collection can be a very confusing decision.
Nine Months Of Research: Still Not Enough?
After pregnancy, your child will be his or her own identity. The first responsibility you will perform is deciding the name of your child, which he or she will be using for the rest of their lives. Since each pregnancy takes nine months, you have all the time in the world to prepare for your first responsibility.
However, since your child’s gender will not be revealed until the 5th month of pregnancy, your choosing a baby name as early as discovering the pregnancy test is positive may not be such a good idea. If you have settled on a baby girl’s name and it turned out to be a boy, your entire research and debating will all be useless.
Once you have determined the gender of your child, you and your partner can now list down your favorite names for a boy (if your baby is a boy). When you list down the names, don’t dwell on each name too much. Just keep adding a few names on that list for the next weeks to come.
Never choose a baby name on your own. During pregnancy, a woman’s physical and emotional state changes, making you more vulnerable to stress and other illnesses. For this reason, you should ensure that your partner, family and friends give suggestions to make things easier.
Some partners enter a never-ending debate when choosing [tag-cat]baby names[/tag-cat]. Before starting the brainstorming, make sure that you have an agreement with your partner to pick a name that both of you will like. Although there will be some names that you will love while your partner won’t and vice versa, be patient because the perfect name will just present itself to you before your pregnancy labor.
It’s All In The Name
When you have put together a complete list of names, you can now judge each name on the list. The best way to see if a name will suit your child is to add a last name to the “proposed” name. Add the child’s [tag-tec]middle name[/tag-tec] and recite the complete name several times. When you hear the complete name at first, you may like the sound of it, but as you continue to recite it, you may think that the name is not good enough.
If you want a meaningful name, check your list of baby names and research their definitions. This is important because as your child grows up and faces other children, his or her playmates may create alternatives and other spellings of your given name that can lead to unfavorable nicknames.
When eight months have passed and your pregnancy will soon be over, you should decide on at least four names. This will ensure that if the baby comes, you won’t be arguing on what name should be written on the birth certificate.