Wacky ways to choose a baby name
You’ve flipped through the baby book a million times, had numerous debates with your partner and gone through every possible nasty rhyming word, but you still can’t decide.
Yep, choosing a baby name can be tough. So why not stop stressing, throw caution to the wind and leave it up to the fates to decide! Or if you’re not into trusting the universe, you could always try some of these out-of-the-ordinary options:
WACKY WAYS TO CHOOSE A BABY NAME #1- Whiteboard
Hang a whiteboard or piece of paper up outside the delivery room with a list of the names you’re deciding between. Have the nurses, midwives and doctors mark a point against the name they like best. After all they do deliver babies all day and therefore have valid opinions about names.
WACKY WAYS TO CHOOSE A BABY NAME #2- Walk around a cemetery
I did say they were wacky! And possibly a bit morbid… But you never know, the right tombstone could be the answer to your naming woes. Take note of the inscription also, then if people ask you where you got the name from you can say your son was named after ‘A beloved father, friend and hot-dog eating champion.’
WACKY WAYS TO CHOOSE A BABY NAME #3- Speed round
Have your shortlist of names written down on one piece of paper for you and one for your partner. Armed with pens, set a stopwatch for thirty seconds and cross out names until you’re only left with two. Compare with your partner and if you have a match, that’s the name.
WACKY WAYS TO CHOOSE A BABY NAME #4- Albums
If you have a favourite song, artist or band, look through the names of their albums. After all, naming a record can’t be too different to naming a baby right? Just promise me you won’t call your kid ‘Yeezus’.
WACKY WAYS TO CHOOSE A BABY NAME #5 – Look at your family tree
I’m not talking about naming your child after a parent or grandparent, that’s not exactly out-of-the-ordinary. Try looking back a lot further. You never know, your great-great-great-great-great grandmother might’ve had a super cool name.
How did you settle on a baby name? What’s the weirdest method you’ve ever heard of?