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What’s in a Name?

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Current Course: How to Pick the Perfect Baby Name

One of the first questions you’re asked about your impending arrival is inevitably, “Have you chosen a name?” So – have you? All kidding aside, choosing a name is a big decision. While family and friends will have their own suggestions and opinions, the final choice comes down to the parents. If you’re looking for advice and inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. Spend some time exploring your options!

Table of Contents

  • What’s in a Name?
  • Do you prefer popular or unique baby names?
  • Baby Name Finder
  • Unusual Baby Names
  • Baby Names Inspired by Athletes
  • Did you (will you) let your husband or someone else choose your baby’s name?
  • How To Choose a Baby Name
  • Common Questions about Baby Names
  • Baby Names Inspired by Movie Stars
  • You Named Your Baby What?
  • Baby Names Inspired by Nature
  • Are you naming your baby after a family member?

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  1. Profile photo of Cassie Cassie says:

    I can’t read this article, I only get the first page ~ same with all of the other courses, as well…

    • Profile photo of Megan KlayEditor Megan Klay says:

      Cassie – The arrows to navigate through are green and off to the right-hand side about halfway up the page. Please let me know if you’re still not seeing this and I’ll be happy to attempt to help further!

  2. Profile photo of savannah savannah says:

    I have both names picked out!

  3. Profile photo of susan susan says:

    Got both baby girl and boy names picked out!

  4. Profile photo of verochka31 verochka31 says:

    can’t wait to find out the gender to pick out names

  5. Profile photo of mocka mocka says:

    i need help finding a girl name for my baby

  6. Profile photo of Dana Dana says:

    it was easy to name my girls but this babys gender is going to be a surprise we did decide a boys name but not a girls name

  7. Profile photo of Erika Rivera Erika Rivera says:

    I am having a girl and have decided to name her Mia Ailee. Girl names seem to be easier to find for me.

  8. Profile photo of verochka31 verochka31 says:

    it’s easier for me to name girls than boys

  9. Profile photo of morshetta morshetta says:

    im having a boy, ive decided to name him Elijah.

  10. Profile photo of verochka31 verochka31 says:

    I usually make up the list than we agree on one or two

  11. Profile photo of christina christina says:

    we haven’t found out what the sex is yet. if its a boy the father is choosing a boys name and if its a girl I get to chose the name

  12. Profile photo of Aimara Aimara says:

    We’re having a boy and chose Marcus James.

  13. Profile photo of Samantha Samantha says:

    I find out on Wednesday what I am having and if it is a boy we will name him Maverick not sure of a middle name and for a girl she will be named Ophelia king. King comes from my so mothers name. Any suggestions on a middle name for the boy?

  14. Profile photo of katherine says:

    I’m not sure on names as I am not finding out the sex but this helps 🙂

  15. Profile photo of Lori Lori says:

    I like certain names for the first name and then for the middle name there is a family tradition of what name or suggestion of names to use there. For a girls name i have some really good friends that have helped me through life and have been some of my best friends. so when i have a girl she will be named after them.

  16. Profile photo of Annette Annette says:

    this is my first baby it’s a boy i am so stuck on a name i don’t want anything common but nothing crazy any advice or suggestions

  17. Profile photo of stacy stacy says:

    For a Girl we are going with Embrie Noel and for a boy I am considering Tatum Marcus

  18. Profile photo of Claudia Claudia says:

    As soon as I heard the name Gia for my first. after considering others, I just knew that was the right name. I still LOVE her name and it fits her to a “T’ (sometimes we call her GG or or G). Now I 19 weeks pregnant with a boy and can’t decide. I am considering, Aiden, Mason, Austin, Chase & Tyler. I like all of them equally and just can’t decide 🙁

  19. Profile photo of maggie maggie says:

    I choose kiara anali for mi firs baby girl. but now im stuck cuss I don’t know what im having so I kind of think if it is a boy his name is going to be Giancarlo and if it is a girl is going to be mildred what do u think???

  20. Profile photo of Samantha Samantha says:

    My husband both agree on the name Ethan Michael for this little man. We don’t know any Ethans so we like that and Michael is the name of the doctor who helped my dhs brother through cancer when he was little. He stuck by the families side through it all. Very special man to my husband and his family.

  21. Profile photo of Jennifer Jennifer says:

    We are having a boy! There was only one name my husband and I could agree on.

  22. Profile photo of Amanda Amanda says:

    I choose the names alexis leann and emma grace for my daughters and we call alexis (lexi)

  23. Profile photo of dee jones dee jones says:

    My daughters name are Leah Jayla, Eliannah Faith and the new baby will be either Camilla or Raquel can’t decide and daddy choose middle name Aiyannah which I’m not to thrilled about 🙂

  24. Profile photo of Maris Maris says:

    Once we find out boy or girl we can start thinking about the name. That`s going to be tough to agree on one 🙂

  25. Profile photo of Brittany Brittany says:

    I am having twins. The boy names we picked are Axel and William. The girl names are Skyler and Jocelyn. We find out what we are having on Friday 🙂


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