Deciding “how to choose a baby name” can get to be very overwhelming, whether it’s your first baby or 3rd baby. And mothers or both parents have been thinking of baby names for years and years, so it is not anything new. Of course mothers or both mom and dad try to decide on a name before the baby is born, so that he or she has a name when it is born.
There are so many baby names out there that when you choose a name, you want to put a lot of consideration into the name because it’s a name that they will keep for the rest of their life. But both parents should agree to the name they choose for their baby. Many people, whether it be family, friends, neighbors, or strangers will possibly give their opinions/ideas of names for the baby but it is up to the parents if they want to take those names into consideration. However, the final decision, of course, belongs to the parents.
Maybe some of these suggestions on “How to choose a baby name” will help. First make a list of names you both (parents) like, and/or go online to look up baby names. There are a few websites out there that can help with baby names. They will help you with “pronunciation of a name, origin, root meaning, how the name looks” and more. “The main points to keep in mind” are, try to keep from choosing names that people could use to call them by a nickname or use their initials instead of their full name, for instance, Billie Jane could be called BJ or John Brown could be called JB, etc. Your child may not like being called by their initials as they get older. You may also want to keep in mind some names family or friends suggested, and don’t use names that may bring back uncomfortable feelings for you.
Some other things to think about when needing help on “How to choose a baby name:” Sound out a few chosen names to see what they sound like, does it sound good when said out loud and try not to use rhyming names, You may or may not want to use a name that a family member or good friend has (naming baby after one of these). And unusual names that may “stand out” and/or cause problems for your child later down the road, like giving boys a name that is typically a girl’s name (Shirley Wayne, Sue, etc) or giving a girl a name that is typically a boy’s name (Sam, etc).
You may consider using a name that reflects their heritage or maybe do research and see what the meaning of a name is; you may want to give your baby a name that means something, like “miracle child,” “love,” or “princess.” Just remember that no matter what name you choose for your baby, make sure that both parents are going to like it.