Your baby's name should evoke happiness and pleasant
feelings. It should reflect qualities and traits that you hope your child will
possess. Family names are great and give your baby a rich heritage, but if you
don't like the name, it probably won't feel right, even if it pleases relatives.
A unique name may make your child stand out and feel extra special. But, if it's
too unusual, it could cause problems. It's also very important that your child
has a name with clear gender identification. And finally, it's always tempting
to pick today's most popular name, but will it be popular 10 or 20 years from
now? And, do you really want your first-grader with the same name as four others
in the same class?
We know this is not an easy decision, so we've
developed a few "babynamer" tools to help. You can review lists of popular and
unique names, search our databases for the origins and meanings of names and
search by the name's first letter. These databases are updated every day and we
are always looking for more handy tools to help you make the best decision.
Good Luck and
Bob and Sue Hunter,
Stork Avenue, Inc.