There are countless possibilities when it comes to baby boy names. Some people have a chosen name for years in advance, while the others feel uncertain about their selection even when it is time to fill out the birth certificate. After all, choosing a baby name is not an easy task but it is a decision that has to be made on your own. You can ask a friend or family member (whose taste you trust) for an advice, however, you should choose a name you like the most no matter what the others think. It is your son and you have the right to name him whatever you want.
Many parents tend to be more traditional with baby boy names due to the fact that boys pass on the family name. Families with a long line of Henrys for instance therefore are not uncommon. Deciding to follow the family tradition can make a lot of things easier. You do not have to worry about the given name not sounding good with the last name and similar stuff. On the other hand, it can be very unpleasant if you are expected to name your son according to the family tradition and if you do not want your son to be named Henry too. If you got your husband’s support in it, you most likely will not face any greater problems but if your husband would like to remain loyal to the family tradition, be sure to find a compromise solution because it took two to make a baby.
If the “family names“ are out of question for one reason or the other, you can choose between millions of names. It is always great to have many options and it is fun going through baby names, however, it can be very challenging to decide between so many options. To make your selection a little bit easier, write a list of names you like the most and be sure to write down the last name too because sometimes a particular name no matter how great it is just does not sound right with the last name. Try not to think about associations too much because they will fade very soon after you start calling your son by the chosen name. Be sure, however, to take into account peer associations and how the name may be shortened.
Another way to shorten the list of baby boy names and make your selection a little bit easier is to write down the meaning of each name. Yes, all names have a meaning unless they are invented although even unique names often have a special meaning. And then there are your husband’s wishes. It is his son too and for that reason it is very important to choose a name both of you consider the best option. However, do not forget about your unborn son either because he is the one who will have to live with it in the end.
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