Many parents find it difficult to choose the perfect name for their baby. There are many traditional names to choose from, but there is also the option to be unique and creative. Let’s take a look at some of the important things to consider:


A simple point to consider is whether or not the preferred name goes well with the surname. For example, it helps to avoid a name that is too similar or that rhymes with the last name. Also, it helps to choose a name that doesn’t clash with the last name, but instead flows with it.

liked by both

Any name chosen for the baby should be to the liking of both parents. It can be hard to find a name that both of you like, so you need to find common ground. There may be a need for compromise, but that’s better than forcing things and going with a name that one parent hates.


When considering a name, it’s worth taking a look to see what explains the first, middle, and last names. In some unfortunate situations, this can spell an undesirable word, which is likely to be quickly learned once children start school.

abridged version

Many names can be easily shortened. For example, Catherine’s name is usually abbreviated as Kate. If the shortened version of a name doesn’t appeal to you, it may be worth ditching the original name and continuing to look for something else.

popular names

Certain names are extremely popular and for this reason many new parents avoid them. Also, it’s worth avoiding the names of high-profile celebrities or their children if you want to be unique.

similar names

Any new baby name should go well with the names of existing children. For example, it may be helpful to avoid using very similar-sounding names for two or more children. Similar sounding names can make it hard for other people to remember who is who. Also, the names should sound good when calling at a playground, park or similar place.

late in life

The name given to a baby should still be acceptable as an adult. There are many names that can go well with a newborn, but it can start to sound pretty silly later in life. If the name isn’t likely to sound too good to an adult, it may be worth reconsidering.