Choosing your Baby’s Name
What’s in the name, that parents took time to search for the best name for their child? As a mother I have been to that as well, especially during the last few weeks before my due date. I wanted to make sure that the name my husband will submit is correctly spelled. I have known beforehand that I will be delivering a baby girl but just to make sure I have prepared both baby girl’s name and baby boy’s name. I don’t want to rush when the hospital will get the details and we can’t give one. It would be a disappointment if they’ll just put “Baby Girl” or “Baby Boy” in the birth certificate.
Misspelled name can make a lot of trouble. Consistency in documents is a must to be binding and legal. Well if your name was misspelled but you’ve used that all the while then there will be no problem at all. Just like Oprah Winfrey. Her name should have been Orpah but because someone had become negligent it became Oprah in her birth certificate. Maybe she was thankful for the mistake because I think Oprah was a better choice and her name brought her more fame that she could have ever imagined.
For Oprah it was a good one but for most it is not; because Josie can become Jose (poor little girl). Make sure to double check everything because your baby’s name will be a lifetime use and will be your baby’s trademark forever.
Something to watch out to:
- Avoid naming your baby with the names of the most popular figure of your time. You’re baby might end up having the same name as everybody else.
- If thinking of a unique name make sure that the name is unthinkable by other parents.
- If you have decided to have two or three names for your baby, beware of the initials that it may come up to. eg. Beauty Odessa (BO) or Catherine Olivia Whitney (COW).
- Another caution for multiple names: rhyming names may cause an annoyance to your child as rhyming names such as Hailey Lily has an easy access of being a laughing matter.
- Make a search for the origin of such name. It may sound good but you may not know that it was related to some unpleasant happening. Or maybe the famous owner of such name had some ugly traits or the name itself has a negative meaning.
- Always remember that your baby will soon grow up; consider a name that will suit from childhood until the prime of their lives.
- Of course be watchful of the spelling. A single letter omitted, added, changed or interchanged may mean a lot. Eg. Matriona to Matrona, Ester to Easter, Deval to Devil, Sela to Seal
About my baby Sam’s name origin
Charia Samher is my baby’s name. The first word came from the name Maria, but instead of just the usual Maria I have changed M to Ch which is the first two letter of my husbands name Chito. I wanted a part of my name as well; my nickname is Sol. Sol means “the Sun Goddess / Sun / King Sun” and so I have thought of “Summer”. I have changed Summer to Samher. Sam is usually a boy’s name and so I have emphasized that my Sam is not a him but a her. =D
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