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Baby names help

Need baby names inspiration? Here comes the fun bit! You may already have a favorite, or perhaps you’re waiting until you meet junior face-to-face. Either way, whether you’re after gender neutral names, popular names or unique names, it doesn’t hurt to give it some thought before your baby arrives.

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  • Consider whether to go for a traditional or unique name.
  • Consider the meaning of the names—perhaps in different languages.
  • Consider what the initials will be when put together.
  • Consider how the first name sounds with the surname.
  • Consider how the name could be shortened.
  • Consider how popular the name currently is.
  • Think about people to name baby after.
  • Think about names from your culture.
  • Consider how it sits with any sibling names.
  • Consider whether gender neutral names are important.
  • Think about middle names—second or third favorites can still make the cut this way.
  • Consider how the name works for a child and an adult.
  • Consider alternative spellings of popular names.
  • Think about living with the name. Will other kids be mean about it?
  • Once you’ve got a few ideas on the shortlist, another fun task you could start thinking about is getting baby's nursery ready. See our checklist for help.
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