Welcome to week two of Baby Names Thursday! Why - oh why is naming a baby so hard? Hopefully after this article you will have new methods for naming your little one. Read below for five tips to help name your baby and this week's featured "Unique Baby Boy Names."
Baby Naming Tips
1. Names Party GaloreDuring one of my showers everyone was asked to write down a couple names. Later I read the names out loud, while we laughed, oohed and awed. If you live away from your family or friends there are other options than an in person party. Throw a naming party online through Facebook, Twitter, Google Hangouts, Skype and the list goes on... Invite friends to suggest names and a piece of advice for baby naming.
2. Cast your VoteIf you are hesitating to reveal your baby's name with family and friends then try online voting. Submit a list of names to www.thebump.com, and random visitors will vote which names they like most and least. Fair warning sometimes people aren't always nice when commenting if they like your names.
3. Ancestor SearchFamily history work provides a sense of identity. Knowing where you came from, whether good or bad helps mold the future. I suggest starting with www.ancestory.com. Finding stories about those you gave you life will most definitely bring baby name ideas. Your child will have a lovely name with a tender meaning. One of my sisters has a family name with a beautiful story of faith and trials. Maybe I'll share another Thursday.
4. Bad Connotations
Conduct research on your top names. For example: Judas ... after biblical study you will learn that name is associated with Judas who betrayed Jesus. Eek. Talk with your partner and discuss the connotations. Is the connotation really that bad?
5. Sibling NamesWill the names fit with the older sibling(s)? For example: Victoria, Henry, William and Ryder. Ryder doesn't match the "traditional" bunch, but does that matter? Are you going with all unique names or a combination of traditional and trendy? Many parents also will suggest not to name your children similar names. For example: Allie and Allison. What if Allison wanted to also go by Allie. Do you see where this might become challenging?
Hope these tips help with your baby naming adventure. Read below for this weeks featured "Unique Baby Boy Names." Do you know anyone with these names? I only know one person named Benson. Have fun looking at the names :)