Choosing a name for your child is one of the most pivotal decisions of parenting. Before you even meet your precious babe, or perhaps shortly after your first earth side encounter, you’re tasked with deciding on a name they will carry (and hopefully love) for life.
A quick Google search of baby names will produce thousands of options, along with a plethora of suggested guidelines.
Will your child be named after a family member?
Are you looking for something classic, trendy or hipster?
How popular is the name you like?
What’s the meaning and origin of the name?
What are the options for nicknames?
Does it flow with your last name?
How will you spell it?
Will the pronunciation be difficult for your child or others?
And the list goes on and on and and on!!!
These are some of the things my husband and I took into consideration when naming our girls, including our youngest, Evangeline Margaret.