Once my hubby and I started getting into thinking of potential names we want for our child, we realized it is not an easy feat. There are many issues to take into consideration.
- Special. This is easier said than done. There are many unique names available, but not all can deserve our child. And, we do NOT want to coin a new one. It will never work. (See point #3.)
- No repeats. It cannot be a name of someone we know, especially not close friends. With the exception of the name of a grandparent, relative, famous person, etc. whom we want to honor. Nor those of pop celebrities. Big no no list: Jacob or Edward, Kourtney or Khloe, Peeta or Katniss (?!).
- Bully-proof. We have all seen this happen, or even participated in it: teasing a fellow friend or classmate for his/her name. I have always felt that the parents must have been drunk when they decided on those names.
How did you go about naming your child? Or are you in the process like we are? Do you find it as complex as we do?