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Having a baby? Congratulations! It’s a super exciting time in life, and certainly a busy period as there is just so much that you need to sort out and organize ready for your little one’s arrival. Something that you and your partner will need to decide on together is a name for your new bundle of joy. There are so many names, it can be difficult to narrow it down sometimes. Plus, the two of you might not be able to agree on one.

Finding it hard to come up with a suitable name? Here are some great tips that should help you out.

Think About Names That Appear On Your Family Tree

Some people find that it is useful to look back over their family tree and see if any names jump out at them. You might discover that you have a great-great aunt, who you weren’t aware of, and they might have had a really beautiful name. This is a great way to discover names that are slightly more traditional and have historic roots. Not only that, though, but it’s a great tribute to the relative you name the baby after.

Use A Name Generator

Did you know that there are also random name generators online? If you use a baby name generator, you don’t need to do anything other than click the generator. It will then come up with a name for you at random. If you know what sex the baby is going to be, you can enter this information into the generator so that you are only given names suitable for a girl or a boy. The results from these generators will come from all around the world, so you might discover some great names that you’ve never heard of.

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Consider Character Names

Quite a few parents decide to name their children after characters from their favorite book, movie, or TV show. In fact, the popular series Game of Thrones has been a big inspiration for baby names – ever since the show first aired, the name Daenerys has rocketed in popularity. So, why not think about the names you hear when you are watching the TV – do any of these sound suitable for your little baby?

Think About Nicknames

Of course, you will need to disregard any names that could potentially be problematic for your child. For instance, some names might be shortened into nicknames that other kids could use to tease with. It’s also important to consider your child’s initials. Even though Alexander Simeon Smith might sound like a strong name, the initials could end up being problematic…

Wait Until You Meet Them

There’s no reason for you to come up with a definite name for your baby before they are born if you don’t want to. Some parents prefer not to think of a name until they meet their little one. Once you hold it in your arms, you might be inspired by the perfect name!

Have fun thinking of a new name for your baby!

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