Do you have some tips in Naming a First Born Baby Boy?

April 21, 2012 2:16am CST
Being a first time parent, i'm getting nervous in naming my upcoming first born baby boy. Its really important because my child will be bringing that name all his life. Everybody in the family (both my family and my wife's side) were suggesting already names for the upcoming baby. My wife is already at her 32 weeks now and yet we haven't settled anything yet. Can you give me some tips in Naming our Upcoming First Baby? thanks and hoping for your response.
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• India
21 Apr 12
You could try combining letters from your and your wife's names, like most people have suggested. Sometimes that brings out beautiful combinations. If you are a bookworm, you could look for names of characters from stories that have inspired you or ones that make an impact. If you believe in zodiac signs, you can predict the traits of your baby to an extent depending on when he/she is due and maybe coin some name to fit those traits :)
22 Apr 12
thanks nethraram27...
@jinky2012 (438)
• Philippines
21 Apr 12
congratulation in advance.!!! It feels excited when your little girl or little will come out.Hmp, little bit nervous also if your wife will going take the labor process. You know dongski, naming your baby has a big part on both of your wife.Naming you baby boy on your is really different, because the excitement and love is there.some tips i can able to give you is you combine your name and the name of your wife.because as they said your little boy will become special to anyone else.You may also research in a dictionary if you choose a name for you to know the meaning of it.Because the name of your little boy will reflects on the attitude of your little boy.that's the only thing i can give you..Your blessed for your little boy!
22 Apr 12
thanks jinky2012..yes i agree, i remember someone told me also that the name of the baby also reflects on his attitude and personality. Thanks for the tips.
@scarl3t (89)
• Greece
21 Apr 12
wait after he's born dont rush into any names, we also waited until our son was born, of course all family suggested names of grandfathers, you know how it goes :) when he was born two names come to our attention: paul and phillip, we named him paul.. noone from the family come with such name so he is the one and only .. :) good luck and god bless your baby :)
22 Apr 12
thanks scarl3t, we better not rush things, jejeje, probably we're just so excited. Its also good to choose name which none of the family have to make him unique.Thanks for the idea.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
21 Apr 12
Well i really do not have any tips but i will tell you what i did for my baby, we coined names from my name and my hubby's name...that is what we did with our kid's name. Think of names that can be coined from your name and your spouse.
22 Apr 12
thanks jazel_juan..i'm considering that one also since me and my wife have the same first letter in our names...
• United States
22 Apr 12
Hi and congrats! I remember going through this not two years ago--many a happy memory while we were thinking of baby names. Anyhow, a good place to start is your family. Do you have any male family names that have a special meaning for you? (Not all will fit as some were popular in another time as I discovered that with Atticus and Ebenezer) If not, try some popular movies and/or books to see if they have anything. Classmates? Officemates? Special friends? Parenting sites? Whatever you choose, make sure you won't object to saying it 20,000 times. I remember I wanted the name Alexander as being a history buff, it seemed like a good strong name that kids won't easily make fun of. My husband wanted Anthony as it was a family name so we compromised; Anthony is the first and Alexander is the middle. Have fun and don't forget Goodwill--clothes!!!
@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Apr 12
I think it is nice to name your child after someone who you like in the family. First name or middle name. Now days woman aren't even keeping the mans married name. Aren't there certain personalities you enjoy? Celebrities? A varification of one these names can become interesting.
• India
22 Apr 12
Hello friend, I think it is good when the name is compare with yourse and your wife's name. I think it is good idea for naming the first baby. Because first baby is very special for every parents life. Have a nice day.
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
22 Apr 12
i think there are a lot of websites that can give you a pretty good suggestion. i can only give you a tip as to how you should choose a name, and well that is of course picking out the uniqueness of the name you give the child... =)
@ShyBear88 (16884)
• United States
22 Apr 12
The best advise anyone can give you is go with the name that makes you both happy. Me and my husband we knew way before we found out with both of my pregnancy the names we want to use for our kids. Our daughter that is 14 months old her name is Madison no one else in our family has that name but we like sticking to the fact that on my side of the family everyone is sort of named after someone else int he family so my daughter got my middle name which goes well with her first. I'm 18 weeks now and don't know if we are having a boy or girl yet but the names are Joseph for a boy after my husband but not a Jr because I don't want a Jr so we changed the middle name to a name that I liked and wanted for a boy. Now if its a girl we are either going with Rachel or Kaylee not sure which one but they are all names that we love and would love our kids to have. What I would do is you each come up with 10 names that you like and say them out loud to each other and see how they sound and if you like them or not. You still got a few weeks to come up with something.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
22 Apr 12
I have never experienced this so my advice may not be helpful, but maybe you can name him after a family member? Or do some research on different names. But as someone already mention, take your time, even if he's already born. And congrats!!
@nancyc5 (26)
• United States
21 Apr 12
I have 2 boys. The 1st one we went out on the limb and named him something a bit weird - Sol (not Jewish and short o). Like many children, he had a hard time pronouncing the "S" sound, which made it difficult for him to say his name - it came out "all" for several years, luckily correcting before he went to school. One or two teachers actually told him he was pronouncing his name wrong and that it should be "Soul". (Shouldn't we know how we wanted it pronounced?) Some kids made fun of him. (But I'll guarantee you that if the kids want to make fun of a name, they will find a way.) By college, almost everyone liked his name - it was different and cool. The girls, especially, liked it. With the 2nd child we played it safer and named him after his great grandfather, Aaron. There were only a few religious comments. Otherwise, it was too boring to attract much attention. Take your pick. Looking back I think I prefer the first choice. Any problems build character for the child. Later, in college, the name is a great way to start a conversation.
• India
21 Apr 12
Naming to first or second baby depends upon person to person thinking. Try to give him/her name somthing different, and when the baby will analyse his/her mane he/she will feel proud to be baby of yours.