Advice On How Best To Choose A Name For Your Baby 13

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Choosing a name for a baby is said to be one of the most important things that you can do for baby – yes it is that important. So (be careful|take care} when thinking of a name, and remember that you are choosing a name for a baby that will grow up to be an adult. The name that sounds cute for a little child may not suit a strapping six footer later in life!|It has been said that choosing a name for your baby is the most important thing you can do for him apart from actually giving him life. Yes, it's that important, so when choosing a boy's or girl's name please take a lot of care. And remember you are choosing a name for a baby that will grow up to be an adult! A name that seems to suit a cute baby may not be suitable for a 6'3? hunk in his twenties!|Deciding on a baby's name needs much thought. It is said that a name is one of the most important things you will give your baby (apart from life itself!). Don't just choose a name that suits that cuddly little baby, that child will grow up into an adult and the name needs to be acceptable in later life and not cause embarrassment or teasing.}

Lately many parents give their offspring made-up names. They think it will make their child unique, but she or he is already unique. Your chid is unlikely to thank you in later life, especially if the spelling on official documents is incorrect. Famous people may get away with choosing baby names like �Apple' or �Moon', but these children probably won't be subjected to teasing in the playground.

Unusual spelling can be a bad choice too. A friend of ours says only her husband and mother spell her name correctly! Also, bear in mind that a name that has unusual spelling doesn't sound any different, so when teacher calls for Katey then Katie and Katy will also come running.

Be careful, too, with choosing names that don't go with the surname. I once worked with a girl called Hazel Nutt. She had a good sense of humour and had the personality to brush off all the comments. Each time someone met her for the first time they laughed at her name, but often I think rather than grinning, she was really clenching her teeth!

Take care to choose a name that your baby will be proud of when he or she is older.

If you are looking for a keepsake to mark the birth of a new baby try the personalised bone china birth plates at There's also a helpful article about new babies here.

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