Congratulations on your pregnancy! Now…besides having to do the nursery, buy the clothes, equipment and accessories for your baby, he she will need a name! But where do you begin?
Every mom and dad goes through the daunting yet fun task of naming their baby. Some parents want the most unique or strange name they can find, others look to the trends or celebrities to find their baby names, some parents follow tradition and name their children after their parents or grandparents and then look for interesting second names. Either way, the months leading up to your due date are spent getting excited about the possibility of a boy or girl or writing lists of potential names for this life changing bundle of joy! Often parents will keep their chosen name a secret so that everyone is surprised and no one copies their ideas. Chicco has found some of the top websites that not only list the “on trend” baby names but categorise these names into origins, organise them into years and offer plenty of advice and fun reading for mums and dads.
Naming your baby may or may not be a difficult decision for you and your husband but it is an important one nonetheless. Your baby will hear and write their names thousands of times in his or her lifetime and this name will appear on every stationary and lunchbox label, homework task, future bank statement and maybe even feature as their company name or logo one day. But don’t feel overwhelmed by this task, you have 9 months to make a decision!
The Huffington post website offers a list of names viewed the most by parents each year to help you choose what’s trendy. If you are into more unique baby names, the top 3 for girls and boys were as follows;
Girls – Imogen, Charlotte and Ilsa.
Boys – Asher, Declan and Atticus.