The Importance of Choosing the Right Baby Name

Published: 22nd November 2005
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Ok my friend, now it's time to name that little hip baby of yours. Picking baby names is one of the toughest decisions. What is in a meaning of a name? I mean really, you don't want to name your kid something that means DEMON SEED or anything. What's in a name? What fits best with your last name? I mean, come on, you might want to skip Ben Dover or Frank Furter for instance.

A name is so important, I mean, it can affect a poor kid all through adulthood. It can affect self esteem, it can also be a first impression from others. If you were set up on a blind date with a Dilbert or with a Jonathan, who would YOU choose? And you didn't even have to see them? You are probably thinking "what kind of parents would name their kid Dilbert?" and that would lead to "if they could name their son Dilbert, what other weird traits did they hand down" OK OK OK I don't want all the Dilberts to email me and cuss me out, I myself am not making the generalization I am just trying to predict what others would think. I mean...um.. Dilbert is a beautiful name.

Then you have to deal with your partner. You wouldn't want to name your daughter after his first love would you? And you probably don't want baby names that are so unique that when your child grows up and introduces theirself to others, all they hear is "what did you say your name was again?" On the other side, you don't want the name that is too trendy that in first grade your child has to go by their first name and their last initial. And you also want to be able to find their name on those cheesy license plates at the souvenir shops right? mmm... maybe that's still up in the air

Remember, this is only the first of many tough decisions you'll make in the life of your child. Why not start it off right. GOOD LUCK!

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Find lists of baby names to choose from at Hip Chick Pregnancy Guide.com Heather Hill is the author of several natural childbirth articles.



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