“It’s a boy!”
The moment you heard that you knew that the days of procrastination to chose a baby name is about to end. You don’t even have the reasonable excuse of “uncertain about gender” anymore.
It’s a boy. Your little boy; and you want to find a name that will resonate with his potential characteristics, and link your past to his future. A name that is unique, yet simple to spell and pronounce.
As easy as it sounds, this can be quite nerve-wracking. Especially, when you have to consider all the factors that are not only important to you but also your partner, your in-laws, and all the future uncles-aunts. All their suggestions are good enough but nothing stands out for you.
Don’t be worried. This article will help you find the perfect name for your little precious.
How To Choose A Name
Make a list of all the suggestions you want to give serious consideration. It doesn’t have to be the final list. You can always edit it by adding a name that recently caught your attention or removing one that has invited your dislike.
You or your partner may want to name the child after your grandfather or father. It is a heartwarming gesture when parents name their kids after an influential adult in their life. However, before such a commitment, be sure to add the name to the aforementioned list. Give it some thought, evaluate the factors that are essential to you and then carry on. Always remember, the middle name slot is also there.
Agreeing With Your Partner
You and your partner may not agree on the same name. This is a fairly common circumstance. Try to make a common list of names. Be mindful of each other’s suggestions and be communicative. Explain clearly what bothers you about a certain name – even if it is as simple as “I don’t like the sound of that”.
Try to eliminate most of the names on the list, and arrive at the top 5 favorite names each. The process of discussion will be easier after that.
Factors To Consider When Choosing A Name
One cannot simply pick a name because it sounds pretty. Every word comes with a certain kind of connotation, some much worse than the others. Be sure to check out these factors before selecting your final choice. Remember, your boy might be stuck with the given name for the rest of his life.
- What does the name mean?
- Does the meaning align with the values you want to instill in your son?
- Can these names be shortened into insulting or humiliating nicknames?
- How does the name sound when combined with the surname?
- Does the name have any kind of negative association with it?
- How do the initials sound when spoken together?
- How will the name sound in a professional environment?
Once you have considered these factors, you will have arrived at the names that suit your little angel the best.
You can pick one name each week to experience how you feel about calling your son by that name. Next week, pick another one. Continue the process till you find one that sounds just perfect. To help you out further, we have compiled a list of 66 strong boy names that can be used as both first and middle names.
Hopefully, you are one step closer to finding the ideal name for your precious little darling. If you think you have already found a winning combination, do share it with us in the comments below.