Saturday, April 16, 2016

#AtoZChallenge- N is for 'Naming the Baby'

Of course you want THE perfect name for your perfect creation. But what will it be?
  • Should you just pick something from the 'most popular names' list? Easy-peasy!
  • Or should you stick to 'good' names from the holy books or of saints? First impressions matter, you know.
  • Sometimes, it is tradition to keep dad's name. Kings did it.
  • Or you could get creative. Combine mom and dad's name to get the most unique name. My friend is named Lijo because his Mom is a Leela and his dad is a Joseph!



  • Planning for more kids. Choose something that can rhyme. Seena, Meena, Reena and Leena?
  • Borrow from famous people. 'Newton, come finish your apples!'
  • Create your own random name. I'm sure it has a meaning in Gaul or Celtic or any of the other 6000 odd languages out there.
  • Or be matter of fact. I knew two sisters named Prima and Seconda. Obviously. And a Physics professor who had three children called - Alpha, Beta, Gamma.
Still Confused about picking a name? Don't worry, 'There's an app for that'. Yup apparently there are many apps out there that help choosing that name easier. Kick to pick lets the 'baby bump' choose its own name with a kick.

35 comments:

  1. BIG decision. I have a hard enough time naming characters in my books. I can't imagine the responsibility of picking out names for a human being who will have to live with that name forever!

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    1. Thanks for coming by Stephanie! :)

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  2. Our first grandchild (a girl) is due any day and her parents were relieved to find out they were having a girl because they had a girl's name but couldn't decide on one for a boy - it's hard getting it right when it has long term consequences. I don't think they'd go for Alpha, Beta, Gamma! Leanne @ cresting the hill

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    1. Ha ha True. You have to be brave to name them that way. Congratulations!

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  3. Haha! Prima, Alpha... Do we give a choice to the kid? Have a great weekend!

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  4. Very Relevant. Good Post!

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  5. Yes truly the top highlight of having a baby! I remember I had bought a whole book of names when I was expecting my first! Guess what? After going through a thousand or more options....I zeroed in on the name on the cover page...that of the book's author!
    @KalaRavi16 from
    Relax-N-Rave

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    1. That's really cute! The author will be flattered, I'm sure!

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  6. Combining mom & dad name sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

    www.luv4beautyblog.com

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    1. It can result in some funny ones too! :D

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  7. Have never heard anyone with the name Prima and Seconda, though nowadays its becoming common to combine parents names to get a unique one like Rani Mukherjee and Aditya Chopra named their kid Adira..
    I remember once some of us helped my pregnant friend in selecting names from a book (both for a girl and guy) for one whole day and seeing if the baby reacts by kicking.. By the end of the day we all were exhausted but no name was decided :P

    Cheers,
    Srivi - AtoZChallenge
    N for Nature | Twitter

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    1. So you did it before the app came out.. how cool!! :D

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  8. Picking names has always been an issue with me! People ask me for suggestion all the time and I'm like, what??!!
    It really is a task to decide a name!

    Cheers

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    1. Yup there is lot of pressure!

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  9. When naming characters I Google top ten or top 100 names. They sure have changed frm when I was in elementary school.

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    1. Yup lots more brave names out there. :)

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  10. I had a list a mile long when I was pregnant with my daughter and still I couldn't decide so I gave my Mum the honor.

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    1. And Mum's love to have the honor. :)They've been there and done that!

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  11. Haha! funny ways to pick kids' names.
    Sudha from
    Everyday Muse

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    1. :) Funny but quite useful :)

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  12. What about the Sinha family who named their sons Ram, Laxman Bharat and Shatrughna? DO you think they knew they'd have four boys? Or did they change the names after each successive child was born? I myself have chosen rhyming names for my girls and would have been stumped if I had a third who was a boy ;) Perhaps I'd have to start a new series......

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    1. :) I guess naming the first child is tough.. because you are setting the bar's height. And then it really depends.. if its the same gender the easiest way out is to rhyme it. and I know rhyming names that sound so beautiful and pleasant. :) Thank you for coming by and commenting.:)

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  13. Haha....'Newton come and eat your apples' was real funny. There are people who keep it simple by naming their children after name of the months. I am visiting here from Nappy Tales and me.

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    1. Hi Anamika, I know names of months are pretty too.. Will come by yours

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  14. Haha....'Newton come and eat your apples' was real funny. There are people who keep it simple by naming their children after name of the months. I am visiting here from Nappy Tales and me.

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  15. Hello from A to Z, Seena. My husband and I picked traditional names for both our children. I save my edgier name ideas for my fiction writing.

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  16. Hi Cynthia. Love edgy names in fiction. :)

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  17. Kick to pick takes the cake, imho. I know a grandpa who combined the first letters of the baby's entire family - ie 2 sets of grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles, to form her name, and very well it worked too! :)

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    1. I know I was so kicked to read about it! That's a very creative Grandpa. :)

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  18. Picking names, I bet, is a tough task for babies same like you writing a book. That's an interesting theme to write on. I have another name, other from Vishal, that I hate. The baby graphic is soo me:)

    www.vishalbheeroo.wordpress.com

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    1. Hi Vishal, thanks for coming by. Will check your blog.

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  19. Speaking as a teacher w/ 35 years experience: When parents give their kids bizarre names, it's a burden to the kid. It mucks w/ spelling in the primary grades. I have seen so many "inventive" spellings of names "just to be different." Glenda from
    Evolving English Teacher

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