You’re excited about your baby on board and cannot wait to welcome him or her into your world. Firstly, congratulations! Having a baby is an extremely exciting time in the lives of expectant parents, but it also comes with nervousness and big decisions – like choosing a baby name. 

Here are some tips to help you close in on a great baby name for your bundle of joy.

Choose a Name that Withstands the Test of Time

Many parents choose names that are trendy at the moment but keep in mind that your child is going to be around for years, so passing trends could end up sounding pretty strange 10 years later. Instead, choose a name that withstands the test of time and can easily be pronounced. Some trends you may want to avoid include misspelling, random punctuations, and hipster versions.

Talk About Names from the Start

Don’t wait until the end to decide on names because it may take longer than you think for both you and your partner to agree to something. Start by putting together a list of names you each like and start talking about what you like or don’t like about them. This can help you narrow down your choices and finalize something that works for everyone.

Check Meanings of Names Before Finalizing

The last thing you want is a chosen name with a meaning that shocks you – after you’ve already named your baby. Some names, even though they sound lovely, have strange meanings that may not sit well with you and your partner. So, be sure to check all the meanings of the name and make sure you are happy with them before you make the final decision.

Think About Family Names

One of the best ways to get inspiration and honor your family or culture is to look up names of existing family members who you may want to name your baby after. It doesn’t have to be the exact same name but a close variation that still retains its originality. Look up old records of family members and choose a name that could be special and significant to you or your partner’s family.

Choosing a name is one part of your journey during pregnancy. Make sure you follow the doctor’s advice and get your scans on time to keep track of your baby. If you’re also looking for high definition 3D ultrasound images to give you a genuinely realistic picture, contact Fetal Vision Imaging today!