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Choosing a Unique Baby Name is Both Fun and Challenging

by Caitlina Fuller

posted in Home and Family : Babies Toddler

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Coming up with unique baby names for your child can prove to be quite a challenge. If you are not all that keen on giving your baby a rather common name and would rather choose a name that stands out a bit from the crowd, you need to know where to look.


Fortunately today there are many websites online that make picking a name fun and really quite easy. These sites offer all types of suggestions. Maybe you are interested in creating a unique name by customizing the spelling of a more popular name. If this is the case seek out one of the many baby name websites and see what they suggest. For instance, if you are thinking of naming your baby girl Alison, simply select that name from the  listing offered on the site you chose to use.  Most likely it will provide you with some alternative spellings such as Allyson, Alyson and Allison.


If you are expecting a boy, a baby name website can help you decide on a name as there are literally thousands of boy baby names to choose from.  Quite often the names are listed alphabetically. They sometimes are even categorized by ethnic groups. For instance, if your family is Jewish there are Jewish baby boy names to look through which can give you some ideas that you never would have thought of otherwise. If your roots are traced to Ireland, there are also Irish baby names listed by the hundreds on the typical baby name website.


It is best to avoid names that are too trendy. As you probably know, many celebrities have been in the news over the past decade or so because they have chosen unique names that are considered to be downright bizarre. Some that come to mind are Moon Unit, Blanket, Apple, Dweezle and Jermajesty. Quite odd and a bit over the top. It is unknown if these celebrity parents realized the fact that their children will be stuck with these names at least up until the time they are legally old enough to change them.  Avoid making that type of mistake because the name you give your child will define him or her for the rest of his/her life. Being teased because a child's parents chose a very odd name is nothing you want to put your child through so use some common sense.


When choosing a name, take the time to say it out loud several times along with the middle and last name. Make sure it matches those names and sounds smooth when spoken. Have fun naming that new baby of yours and be sure to look at all of your options.


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Caitlina is a freelance writer.

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