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Finding Unique Baby Names

Updated on February 8, 2021

Only a brand new mom understands the pains and joys that accompany conception. Finding out that she is expectant and after nine months bringing the little one into the world is perhaps two of the greatest moments in any mother’s life. Another significant step that is usually overlooked at is the naming process. It is delicate and therefore deserves a cautious and expeditious approach.


The time factor and other reasons known to them some parents opt to know the sex of the baby earlier in the pregnancy stages. This usually presents room to make any needed preparations in advance, finding unique baby names included. But it is all the same, even for those who put this decision on hold till after birth to know their baby’s sex. Proper planning and arming yourself with rich sources of names is the way to go whichever the case. However, to make the road completely smooth there is a few things that you have to keep in mind.


Team effort


There is no ‘I’ in team. First and foremost, both parents must partake in this activity. If you feel this is not enough, you can cast the net wider and include friends and relatives too. This will be a walk in the park for some of them as they have already gone through a similar process. In addition they might surprise you with their good ideas. Just remember that too many cooks spoil the broth. So take in those that are applicable and discard the rest.


Pick according to letters


This might sound inconsequential but it is important to say the least. Some parents are picky and they find some letters uninteresting or even lack vigor. If you feel this way then the whole alphabetic table is at your disposal. Take a piece of paper and write them letters in an orderly manner. Read them out clearly severally until you are satisfied. As you do this note down those that you like. You might not notice the significance of this at first. But it makes the whole process easier as you will only keep a look out for baby names that have or begin with your choice of letters.


Religion and culture


Be it Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Atheism or Christianity, a majority pick names that are compatible with their faiths. For others customs, social behaviors and way of life influence the outcome of this decision. However, this varies as different groups have different cultural practices. It all depends on where you ail from. For example, a scenario where parents will go for a Native American name as that is the norm in their society. But in another case, some may decide to ape and go for ones from another society. For example, British parents might pick Chinese names because they find them interesting. But do not go overboard with this. There is no doubt that religion and culture provide the swinging votes at the final decision.


Research and make a list of names


Primarily relatives, friends and neighbors are perhaps the best place to begin. It is said, it takes a village to raise a child. You might as well begin early. Movies, magazines and other secondary materials are another important source. The internet is flooded with all sorts of information on different topics. Research extensively and take down those that you find interesting and suitable.


Themes


What feeling or idea do you want ignited whenever a person hears the name? This best explains what theme is in this case. There are a number of themes that unique baby names originate from.


  • Weather and season patterns, natural physical features and others


Some parents pick them according to the prevailing weather conditions. If you have ever watched X-Men then you know that a perfect example is the name Storm. When it comes to seasons, summer, autumn and winter are the most popular. June, April and May are few that sum up the list on months. To some this might seem an unusual trend but it is unique all the same. They can also emanate from sea, rivers, lakes and oceans.


  • Tough, exotic and sporty


Do you have a feeling that someday your baby might score the winning goal? Do you come from a family of athletes, footballers, swimmers and so on? Then a sporty name will do the trick. Do you want unique baby names that scream out romantic? Then exotic ones should be your choice. Mexican, French, Italian and Irish names are some that are considered to carry that romantic aura. Toughness is mostly associated with boys. This should not be a reason to rule it out for girls as well as it is also a show of strength.


  • Make up your mind


If a sense of perspective is followed then you will have yourself unique baby names. Narrow down the names that made it to the list to a small number and then make your choice.


Names withstand the test of time as they are passed from one generation to the other. Finding unique baby names is not an easy task, but it is necessary. Take your time, research far and wide until you get it right. After all, every parent wants what is good for their loved ones.


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