Choosing Baby Names

Take Your Time The worst thing you could do when choosing a baby name is to rush into it. Settling for second best may affect you and your child for a lifetime! Don't commit yourself to the first name that you fancy. Keep searching until you find a name that you are 110% happy with. And don't forget that you don't need to have a name for your baby before birth. Some parents have been known to wait 2 or 3 weeks before deciding on that perfect name.

What Does it Mean? Some parents don't really care for the meaning of their baby's name, where as others base their decision soley around it. But, in our opinion a quick check couldn't hurt. Do you really want your big strong boy to have a name that means "pretty flower"? If you have a meaning in mind, but don't know what names contain that meaning, visit NamesToBe.com.

Spelling Try to make sure you don't choose a name that ends with the same letter that your last name begins with. This can sometimes make pronounciation a challenge. There are some exceptions to this rule, but in general it is best to keep it in mind when choosing a baby name. Try it for yourself and you'll see what we mean. Letters like "l" and "s" are especially bad.

Say it Out Loud Instead of refering to your unborn baby as he or she or "the baby", try using one of the names that you like for a week or so. Saying it out loud and using it in common sentences will give you a better idea of how much you really like the name. Don't forget, some names look great when written on paper, but sound terrible off the tongue.

This article was written by Sarah Mitchell from www.namestobe.com Find thousands of baby names, their meanings, origins and genders at www.namestobe.com

In The News:

Should Babies and Toddlers Wear Face Masks in Public?  What To Expect When You're Expecting
Your 15-Month-Old  The New York Times
Your 18-Month-Old  The New York Times
When Kids Injure Parents  The New York Times
The Truth About Food Pouches  The New York Times

Potty Training Guide

Toilet training (herein referred to as "potty training") is an... Read More

Fun & Unique Baby Shower Favors

A baby shower is often the highlight of an expectant... Read More

Your Baby Nursery - Decorating a Fabulous and Functional Room

Decorating a baby nursery can be one of the most... Read More

Baby Names - Unique or Common?

When it comes to naming their baby, people tend to... Read More

Favorite Cake Flavors for Baby and Bridal Showers

A cake is an excellent treat at any party, especially... Read More

How to Choose a Diaper Bag

Even though it's a popular shower gift, you may want... Read More

Baby Shower for Second Baby

Having a shower for second baby used to be considered... Read More

Baby Strollers Tips and Advice

You have just learned that you are expecting a bundle... Read More

Baby Shower Checklist-Hostess

Using baby shower checklist-hostess are the best way to stay... Read More

Baby Clipart for All Your Baby Shower Printing Needs

Baby clipart is the perfect accent to all of your... Read More

Family Baby Showers

The addition of baby number 2, 3, or 10 is... Read More

To Invite or not to Invite the Dad to the Shower?

Do you invite dad to the baby shower? As per... Read More

Dressing A Toddler, Whomever She Is Today

Some things we take for granted. Like getting dressed. Unless... Read More

Child Safety in the Home

In the 15-year period from 1982 to 1996, the leading... Read More

When Not To Begin Potty Training

Potty training can be a stressful experience for you and... Read More

Baby Birthmarks

As many as one in three babies are born with... Read More

Baby Shower Planning and Hosting

Planning and organization are crucial to hosting a successful baby... Read More

Babies Suffering For Colic

About one quarter of babies will suffer from colic from... Read More

How to Clean Those Lovable Plush Toys

Are YOUR Stuffed Animals DIRTY?Stuffed animals and dollies can lead... Read More

Baby Dangers New Parents Need to Know About

This Spring many new parents will welcome new additions into... Read More

How to Buy Infants? Best Educational Toys?

Buying educational toys for infants can be difficult, because infants... Read More

10 Items of the Well-Stocked Diaper Bag

Does your diaper bag have everything you need in it?... Read More

Selecting a Baby Shower Theme: Easy as One Two Three

No aspect of party planning is more crucial and sometimes... Read More

Coping With Colic

A new baby with colic is one of the most... Read More

The Personality Traits of a Capricorn Baby

Your Capricorn Baby..December 23 - January 19Capricorn babies thrive on... Read More