Some of the baby naming approaches frequently used include the following:
- Mesh two names together to form a new one.
- Pick a name you've always loved.
- Find a name that bodes well for a promising career.
- Go with the name that connotes a trait honesty, friendliness, savior fair.
- Use the mother's maiden name for the first name.
- Honor the beloved relative by using their name.
- Stick with something safe and honored.
- Pick the most popular name for your hero.
Thing to remember while you are dabbing in the name games:
- Avoid a name that's carrying baggage equivalent to Amtrak, as in Cher , Michael, Jackson, Richard Simmons, Billy Joel, or Sting.
- Don't let the family member talk you into a "junior" unless you dont mind your your child being called "little John" or "Junior". Listen to all the suggestions of your relatives, and make your final call.
- Don't be too bothered by existing connotations that you associate with a name ("I knew a Margaret in school, and she was the best person in our class," " I sat next to Stone in college, and she had a million moles"). The reason why you should'nt let old associations trip you up is that once you name your child Tasha or Truman, there isn't another person in the world with that name who matters.