Naming a baby: Disasters and solutions

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We give you 6 potential disasters and their solutions to help avoid the drama that comes with naming your newborn. Keep reading!

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Naming a baby has become a battlefield for many parents!

Your new baby is ready to be born any day now… but you still haven’t decided on a name. Do you find yourself still fighting over the best name for your unborn child with your partner and families?

Naming a baby should be one of the easiest things to do in the world. But now many parents find themselves in a baby-naming battlefield!

Parents often find themselves caught up in the middle of pressures, internal and external, to get their child’s name right.

If you’re facing such a dilemma, then read through these potential naming disasters and their solutions that should help you navigate through the somewhat difficult arena of naming a baby!

Boy, girl or not really sure?

In wanting to be different, you could actually stray into a lifetime of misery for your child if ‘he’ is given a ‘her’ name or vice versa.

While being brave and wanting to be unique does not hurt anyone, naming your baby Shirley (when he is a boy!) is one that should be thought through carefully.

Solution: Question yourself as to whether trying to be different is just going to cause more hassle to everyone. Sometimes it’s better to stick to the conventional when it comes to naming a child!

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Try to keep the decision about naming your child to yourself and your partner.

Battling couples

The two of you have chosen favourite first names for your child and you’re squabbling about who gets to choose the all-important name from their respective list.

Relax! Pregnancy, the birth of the child and the mother’s health are ultimately far more important!

Solution: If there is no way to resolve the naming issue, then it might be best to hold off until the baby is born and then consider the best way forward. Ultimately, a mother’s intuition is always best.

Or, you could always choose your 2 favourite names off each list and give these to your child as first and second names — just don’t start fighting over whose name will be the first and whose will be the second!

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