One of the major things that parents have to do when they have children is to think of a good name for each child. This can actually be one of the harder parts of the whole experience, as you obviously want to make sure that you are giving your child a name they will grow up to love, and which is suitable in some way or another. However, it is also one of the most enjoyable parts of the process, and if you put your creativity and joy into it you will find that you can really have fun with it, and ultimately come up with a strong name for your children. Let’s take a look at how you might go about it and where you can hope to get inspiration from.
One of the best and most common ways to find a name is to look to other names which are already in the family. If there are any that you particularly like, then this is a good way to carry them on, and one of the main benefits of this is that it helps to make the family feel more like a unit, and it also means that you can imbue your child with some of the older person. Of course, there is often a difficulty here, as you might need to make sure you don’t choose favorites, but as long as you think about that in advance you should be okay.
One other way of doing it is to look at some of the traditional names that tend to exist in the area where you live. The joy of using these is that you can essentially make your child a part of the place, and it has a nice folky feeling to it in that way. If you take a look here, you will see one example of what kind of name might spring up from a place, and that might be enough to get your mind rolling with it. Look around, look at old census data and so on, and see whether there are any traditional names that you might like to try and continue, or even unknown ones that you want to bring back.
You might also have some idols who you look up to, such as famous people you admire, and it could be a good idea to take their name too for your child. Of course, you will want to be careful about what kind of implications a name has, especially if the famous person is not someone that everyone loves, but as long as you think about that stuff you should be okay. If nothing else, this is a good way of making sure that your child has a name you love, which is going to make things so much more joyous for you personally.
However you choose a name for your child, be sure to take great care with it, to ensure that you choose the right one.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.