Choosing your baby’s name

When you think about it choosing a name for your baby is one of the hardest things you will have to do.

After all the name you choose will stick with your baby for their entire life, its essential you find something you both will love.  There are a lot of things to consider which may make this a little daunting but don’t fear here are a few tips we have found should you need them…

  • Start talking about names

At the very beginning of your baby name hunting journey, just start talking about names. Talk about them with your partner, talk about them with family, talk about them with strangers. It’s a fun conversation starter and will help you generate ideas about what you like and don’t like.

·        Make a list

Keep a running list of the names you like even if there is a name you’re pretty sure you would never end up choosing – add it to the list. Sometimes names can grow on you over time.

·         Consider family names

Maybe family names aren’t your style, but it’s worth considering to see if there are any names that may have a family connection that you like.

·        Look at the initials

Do the initials spell out words? I’m not saying you should veto a name you truly love based on initials alone, but awkward initials just might prove to be a “deal-breaker” for you so it’s worth a look.

·        Avoid unusual spellings

It can be fun to come up with unique spellings for your child’s name, but think about the long-term. Do you really want your child to have to explain how to spell their name every-single-time for the rest of their life?

  • Be prepared for peoples opinions

Everyone has an opinion. Ignore them. This is your child and you get to choose their name. You may want to consider withholding sensitive name information (particularly if it’s a very unique name) until your baby is born or only telling those closest to you or whose opinions you truly want.



Write it, say it 100 times, think about it… You’ll be using this name for a very long time, so make sure it’s one you’re not going to get sick of.


How did you decide on your baby’s name? hopefully your not regretting your choice, let us know in comments or over on our facebook page.


Best Wishes Fiona X

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