Trying to figure out what to name your baby?! Today we are sharing fun and unique ways to find the perfect name for your child!
Coming up with baby names can be a big decision and responsibility! Instead of the process being overwhelming, we wanted to share some fun ways you and your partner to search for names! Today we are sharing a few ways to help find the perfect name for your baby!
Jake and I have had so much fun trying to come up with names for the twins and went through all of these on the list to come up with names! There are lots of names we love, so we are so glad with get to pick out two names! We picked out our top 4 names and decided well wait to meet the girls before we officially choose which names we go with.
Look Through The Family Tree
Personally this is my favorite way to look for a baby name. Look through your family tree as well as your spouses. Any names you like or that stick out to you write them down and add them to a list.
Blend Your Favorite Names Together
I have heard of couples having a hard time deciding on just one name they like so they blend the names together that they love.
Use A Last Name First
I have had a few friends do this. They named one of their kids Harris after a family last name. In Drew Barrymore’s book Wildflower, she explained how she named her daughter Frankie after her mother in law whose last name was Franko.
Baby Name Generator
Have you heard of these!?!? If you are stuck this could be a good place to come up with some ideas for names.
Check Out Name Fads
This may be something you do or do not care about. If you want a popular name, check out what the current fads are on a google search and pick your favorite!
Think About People You Admire
Is there someone you love or really admire?! Using their name for your baby could be a fun way to honor that person as well as name your baby after someone awesome!
Name Your Baby After A Significant Event
Do you and your spouse have a super fun memory together?! You could name your baby after something significant from that event.
Pick Out Nicknames
Are there any nicknames you love?! You can pick a name for your baby off of a favorite nick name!
Look To Nature/ Environment
If you look around your surrounds there may be some names you love! River, Reed, Skye, Poppy… etc. Look at city names, flower names, river names, to come up with ideas.
When In Doubt Google
Google is always a great place to find some info. You can look up local heros, popular names, unique names, and come up with some good ideas that way!
Once you pick your names, beware of critics! I have heard lots of couples loving a name and then a family member or friend really crushes that dream. If there are names you and your spouse love, hang on to those, meet your babe and see if the name fits and go for it! Usually family is supportive, but just incase, consider on who you tell your names too 🙂 Or if you just love them, share them away and just don’t care what anyone else thinks! This is your babe and you will be the one calling them by name every day!