One of the joys of anticipated parenthood is scouring long lists of, and options for, baby names. Various factors and several reasons are considered by parents in choosing their baby’s names. Typically, parents would want to keep their heritage, culture or religion intact.
There are some parents who name their baby after celebrities and famous people, or simply come up with baby names that they like. The names can be internationally known such as those of kings or queens, or they can be highly unique to the extent of being peculiar.
It is not unusual for parents to check out resources at the local library, or purchase some books to discover the most fitting and unique baby names for their little ones. These days, however, parents want the best and most unique name for their new bundle of joy. In most cases, they do away with the conventional naming patterns for their little one by resorting to rarely used names or modifying existing common names.
Many baby names have their own interesting stories to tell on how they came about. Others also have special meanings that intend to keep certain memories within the family and preserve historic family values. In this case, the parents sometimes combine great grandparents’ names to create the most unique name for their baby.
Nowadays, naming baby girls with baby boys’ names is fast becoming a trend. Also, some unique baby names of girls are modifications of their fathers’ names. The names are tweaked in terms of pronunciation and spelling to give them a more feminine touch. Examples of which are Noelle for Noel, Gabrielle or Gabriella for Gabriel, Danielle for Daniel and Alexis for Alex. It is, however, not a common practice to name boys with feminine baby names.
Another creative way of naming babies has to do with naming twins. Baby girl and baby boy twins can be named similarly, but will suffixes or letters added to the other. For example, the baby boy of the twins can be named Robert, while the baby girl can be called Roberta. This is the same case with Albert and Alberta.
Another popular baby naming idea to use African or Native American girl names, as you can see from Kidzable, to make them more exotic and unique, which sometimes also speak of countries or places that the family has been to. Also, a common choice for parents in naming their children specifically baby girls, is to use names of flowers, which imply femininity and soft gentleness.
Finding the most fitting, yet most unique baby names does not need to be an overwhelming task. In fact, handpicking the baby’s name can be a relaxing hobby that the entire family can enjoy. During get-togethers, close friends and relatives can also pool in their ideas for the baby’s name. Most importantly, the baby’s name should reflect the love that the family has for its newest member. After all, the baby will carry the name all his or her life, and is the first step towards having one’s own identity.