We all remember the iconic 90’s show ‘Friends’ and its iconic moments, especially the lengthy discussion Ross & Rachel had when it came to naming their baby where after a point, the term ‘veto’ lost its meaning. It’s that important. It’s better to invest a lot of your time at the start thinking of an appropriate name for your child than having to see them suffer for the rest of their lives.
There’s no rulebook when it comes to choosing the right name and that’s the biggest problem. If there were some steps we could follow, like, learning the best way to bottle feed a baby it would be a lot easier. Some of us are lucky enough to just know which name to go with, whilst, there are others who need all the help in the world.
Here are some ideas that could help you in coming up with a good name. Try them out to see if you can find that special name.
Take It Easy With The Spelling:
Complicated names can cause problems in schools and workplaces. Filling out forms and documents will turn out to be tedious and time consuming.
Ensure that the name is easy to spell. Avoid using extra alphabets and keep it short. It will save your child the trouble of correcting people over and over.
Vintage Never Goes Out Of Fashion:
They say ‘old is gold’ and vintage names have withstood the test of time.Try looking up at names that were used by your previous generations. Some of the old names are just too dated to go with, but, some are too pure to ignore.
The Essence Is In The Meaning:
An ideal name should be meaningful. Some names may sound fancy but might not have any literal meaning attached to it. Also, a name can have different meanings in different languages and cultures, so invest your time to find out the meaning when you begin searching for names.
Sounds Good To Me:
After you decide on a name, say it out aloud a couple of times and ask yourself these questions. Does it sound as good as you thought it would? Or was it better off on pen and paper? Does it sound funny? If the answers to the last two questions were ‘yes’, then you need to start all over again. You should also try to ensure that the first name complements the last name.
Dealing With Conflicts:
While choosing a name, parents can often have conflicting opinions, they will argue even over deciding the best way to swaddle a newborn. Both might agree on different names, because, they both want the best for their baby. In such a situation, one should always remember that the baby is half you and half the person you love, and a creative way to resolve this conflict can be by merging both of your names and making it into one. Just like Shahid Kapoor & Mira Kapoor named their firstborn daughter, Misha.
In terms of meaning, this name will have a greater significance. It can definitely prove to be a win-win situation for both.
The Generation Alpha:
Children born between 2010 and 2024 belong to generation Alpha. Several studies suggest that this generation will raise dreamers, thinkers, and achievers. They will be highly educated, tech-savvy, job creators, and will think like leaders.
Lookup for names that will match the characteristics of children of this generation. You can name your child after eminent personalities or powerful mythological characters that have inspired people over time. Such a name will instill a feeling of confidence and empowerment in your child.
Naming your child is the first step towards creating an identity for them. You will always want the best for your child, be it finding the most comfortable swaddle blanket for newborn, or, something else. So, it’s okay if it takes some time, it’ll all be worth it in the end.