Congratulations! You’re now a parent. As you hold your bundle of joy in your arms you may realize that this darling little boy or girl needs a name. Like many before you that have plunged into this new uncharted territory of parenthood, you may suddenly become overwhelmed and realize that it’s not exactly easy to decide on a name.
Sure, picking a name for your dog, Rover, or cat, Sphinx, might have been a two or three minute decision. Kids, on the other hand, are not so simple. A name will set them up for life, and can either set them up for success, or failure. Some crazy name might seem really cute and cool at first, but imagine your daughter trying to get a professional job when she’s 21 with a name like Shooting Star, or Princess Sparkles. Sure some people have gone through life with some peculiar names, but usually they ended up being rock stars or actors where when it comes to names, the weirder the better. Most of us won’t be rock stars or actors, so let’s do our kids a favor and keep it normal.
Whatever you decide on, make sure you really like it. When I had both of my children, my husband and I had names picked out beforehand. Once our son was born, for instance, our name we had in our minds of Cash, just did not fit him. The more we looked at him and took in who he was, we realized that it just was not meant to be his name. In the end, we chose the name Calvin, and now I cannot imagine him as any other name, especially Cash. It would be heartbreaking, (as well as troublesome), to get home from the hospital and want to change your baby’s name after you’ve signed the birth certificate and done all the other necessary paperwork. So, to save you time, and a headache, just make sure it’s something you really love and fits your kid.
Or, if you live on the wild side, take a pointer from some of the more bizarre celeb baby names and see if any of these tickle your fancy. Apple, Coco, Pilot Instruktor, Audio Science, Buddy Bear, Moon Unit, and Tu Morrow are just some of the gems I found on Celeb Baby Names.
All in all, make sure whatever name you decide on for your new beautiful bundle of joy will be something you won’t be embarrassed shouting across the playground, or that they won’t be mortified hearing announced at their high school graduation. Good luck!