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Quiz: What's Your Perfect Baby Name?

Posted by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 9:34 AM
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Back in the day, iconic rock star Frank Zappa named his kid "Moon Unit." But that was then -- this is now. If you’re like most of today’s parents, you want the name you pick to not only reflect how you see the world -- but also help to open the door to your child’s success. That’s why Laura Wattenberg, author of The Baby Name Wizard: A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name for Your Baby, says that pondering the right name is time well spent -- now more than ever before. "Often we're meeting someone for the first time through electronic media, so our name makes the first impression; it’s the ultimate calling card."

Take our CafeMom quiz to find out which kind of name may be just right for your baby.

Quiz: What's Your Perfect Baby Name?

by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 9:34 AM
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Fire_N_Ice
by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 11:03 AM
I got Traditional: More pragmatic than whimsical, you feel grounded in history and know that understanding and respecting the past sheds light on the present. "That's why you're attracted to classic names that have stood the test of time across generations,” says Wattenberg. These names are drawn from biblical references as well as historic and cultural figures. Among the most popular ones are Noah, Jacob, James, Elizabeth, Amelia, and a recent favorite -- Charlotte.
None of those names really appeal to me. My children have somewhat unusual, more unique without being strange, names.
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Cafe AmyS
by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 11:26 AM

You tend to be more of a private person who believes in the personal connection rather than public impressions. "This is why you're more likely to choose a name that belonged to someone who was important to you,” says Wattenberg. It might be a beloved aunt, uncle, grandmother, or grandfather, even a teacher that changed your life. The bottom line is that you'll be guided to choose a name based on a relationship instead of what the name projects.

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by on Dec. 1, 2014 at 3:44 PM
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