For parents, naming a new baby can be fun and exciting. The decision of a forename, however, is also a very important choice. A name is a large portion of a person’s identity and deserves careful thought. Many different aspects can affect what names are appropriate, and parents will want to be fully aware of the possibilities certain monikers may have on their children. Although a parent may never be sure a forename will not adversely affect their children, there are precautions and steps parents can take to reduce the possibility.
Surnames play an important role in forename decisions. Before deciding on a baby name, a parent should test the potential first name with the last name. The monikers do not have to perfectly mesh, but there are some combinations that may want to be avoided. Even fairly common surnames, such as Cox (ranked 64 in a list of the most popular surnames), can be disastrous when combined with certain first names. Take Harrison for example. When Harrison is shortened to the nickname Harry, and combined with Cox, well, you get the idea.
Trendy Baby Names
Before naming their child, parents will want to think about their desires for their child’s name. Do you want the baby’s forename to be original? Would you like it to be unique? Many trendy new baby names appear unique at first, then balloon out so that many, many children have the same moniker. When choosing a trendy baby name, a parent will want to be aware of the potential possibility that their baby will share it with many children.
‘Different’ Baby Names
Celebrities often choose very different names for their children; think Apple, Kal-el, and Sage Moonblood. Perhaps having celebrity parents will help lessen the likelihood of experiencing the wrath of teasing and bullying in response to these monikers, but most children not born to celebrity parents will not have such buffers. Even if parents really like an unusual forename, it is important to consider the potential ramifications on their child.
Parents have a plethora of possibilities when naming their child. If a forename they like is different or trendy, it doesn’t mean they should not give their baby that moniker, just that parents should be aware of the possibilities it could present. A name can have many effects, positive and negative, on children. It’s an important decision, and parents should choose a name for their baby carefully.
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