When it comes to choosing a baby name these days there can be a lot of pressure. It'll be one of the first things people learn about your child and will be a part of her/him for the rest of their life. Although naming your newborn is a daunting process, it can also be fun! Some couples discuss and research and argue about the name until hospital staff make them sign the birth certificate. Other parents-to-be just hear a name and find they both love the sound of it!
When you go to name your baby, you may already have a long list of girl names, boy names , and gender neutral names already started, though this isn't always true for every family. Many people take baby name inspiration from a variety of sources. Which includes:
- Baby name books
- Online directories & naming tools
- Family names
- Pop culture (actors, movie characters, musicians)
- Historical figures
- And just for a bit of fun you can try the app called kinder. Its and app where you can see if you and your partner swipe the same baby names and match! its great fun!
It might sound simple to just pick a name and run with it. You can do that, of course. But it's worth considering a few things before making it official:
- Initials: You may want to make sure that you aren't giving your baby initials that spell something rude or odd.
- Nicknames: Think through potential nicknames people could give your child and make sure you not only like them but that you feel good about how they match with your last name.
- What did you name the siblings? You may want to consider giving your children names that "go together," as they'll often be said in the same sentence. Plus, it may be difficult to explain to your kids why one has a super unique name and the other one doesn't.
No matter how you opt to do it, choosing a name is an important task. Your baby will have to live with your name for the rest of his or her life, or until they decide to change it (which they can legally do at age 18). That sounds like a lot of pressure But remember that, at the end of the day, parenting is mostly about intuition. Trust your gut and remember to have fun when making this special decision.
Happy name choosing mamas!!!
In a new Reddit thread, people were asked to share and vote on the worst baby names they have ever heard.
People vote and decide on the worst baby names ever:
“Pronounced Olivia. This baby's parents fit every trap stereotype.”
“Yup. That’s the name.”
“Lotus is a pretty flower, but an ugly word.”
“… which easily becomes The Lizard Breath.”
“It will always be the worst. Your going to [hell] for naming your kid that.”
6) Little Sweetmeat
“Swear to God.”
“I work in childcare. I could do this all damn day.”
“Sounds like an accidental birth certificate spelling error.”
9) Harley Quinn
“Not first name and middle name. Not "Harleen Quinzel" and she calls her Harley Quinn... her first name is Harley Quinn. Poor kid.”
“They must have read The Three Musketeers.”
“Parents couldn't decide between Jessica and Erica.”
“For real. That’s the baby’s name!”
14) Olive Garden
“Well, I have liked the name ‘Garden’ for a daughter, but my wife was really set on ‘Olive’ so we compromised and are naming her Olive Garden Smith."
“One does not just walk into Meldor.”
“Why is this a stupid name, you ask? His last name is also Cameron. He’s Cameron Cameron.”
“As in, America.”
18) C'andre (pronounced see-andre)
“The mother claimed ‘I wanted his name to start with a C because his fathers name began with a C’”
“It’s Riley, but for a girl.”
“Imagine when they get to school, and the teacher takes attendance.”
“For a girl. It was because of the Virginia Woolf book.”
“Yes, for a girl. And yes, like the horse.”
“Sassy, but with an i.”
24) Stormy Sea
“Don't do meth guys. It makes you do really stupid things.”
25) Abcde (pronounced ab-cee-dee)
“It makes my head hurt.”
26) Queen Precious Jewel Earth
“I swear to god!”
“Stephanie and Tiffany, maybe?”
“My ex-boyfriend named his daughter Melanomia. Yup. Dodged a bullet.”
“Like vegetable peeler, but with a K.”
“You had a baby, not a teacup poodle!”
“Kelly + Wellington?”