Since we were little girls, playing with our dolls, personalised soft toys and imaginary friends, we have managed to come up with all sorts of weird and wonderful names. But when it comes to expecting your own real life baby – the pressure is really on to give this child a name that has to fulfill various important criteria.
Where do you start? Firstly, this name has got to have longevity. It cannot just be a cute ‘babyish’ name – fast forward a few years and ask yourself how ‘Pixie’ or ‘Phoenix’ will it sound on the rugby pitch or in the board room?
Secondly, it has to flow easily with the surname. It has to have an element of ‘cool’ and an element of sophistication without it looking like you have tried too hard. And if you are going to go for the unusual and almost made up baby name, then bear in mind that your child might forever have to spell it out and and correct other people's pronunciation.
So, the baby is arriving soon, you have had countless arguments about the shortlist. Do you go for traditional baby names, funky baby names, unusual baby names, surnames for first names, boys names for girls names, girls names for boys names, made up baby names, baby names that sound like addresses or celebrity baby names? HELP!
Not since the journey round John Lewis to decide on wedding list presents, has there been such a divide between a couple.
At last, you have managed to come up with ‘the’ name for your new baby only to discover that your partner went to school with someone of the same name with unfortunate body odour issues and bad breath and therefore, your favourite name is put in the ‘no’ pile.
Hours of bickering with your other half, weeks of research on the internet, consulting of baby books, rummaging through magazines eventually pays off, and at last you have your names. The special, chosen names and you love them! One for a girl and one for a boy. You really have found something unusual, special, not overly flamboyant and you can just imagine yourself calling out this name in the park and feeling rather proud of being the parent of a child with such a lovely name.
You decide to tell your best friend your good news and she gives you a faint smile, and just ever so slightly, turns her nose up…
Baby Naming Websites
Baby Names World
Baby Names World features a complete A-Z of potential names, personal name advisors, naming tips and baby naming message boards where you can swap ideas and suggestions with other people.
Unique Baby Girl Namez
You need help in finding a name for your lovely little girl? You want a second opinion on the name already selected? Great, we are here to help you make the perfect decision.
Featuring thousands of names for both baby boys and girls, including information on name origin and meaning, this will be your first and last stop when deciding on a baby name!
Cute Baby Names
Search for a special name can be based on specific starting letters, baby boy names, baby girl names, origin of the names, celebrity names, most popular names, or unique names. Cute Baby Names makes the search for the right baby name a fun and exciting experience.
123 Baby Names
Whether you're looking for baby names for your boy or girl, or if you want to find out the origin of your own name, 123-baby-names.com offers a vast collection of names and information about them from all over the world.