Things to remember when naming your kids....(you will appreciate this Sunflower700)
Ok I wrote this a few years ago...now of course you can name your kid whatever you want....these are just basic guidlines that I feel are a good idea...if you don't like then don't follow them. Like I said your kid.
Either way it is all in fun. if you have any you would like to add feel free
Things to remember when naming your kids
•1. This only applies the English (American) Names.....the English language has rules.....some letters can be replaced, "I", "y" and "e" are often interchangeable as are "ph" and "f"...they make the same sounds....However you can't use ALL the letters interchangeably...."h" and "d" don't make the same sound...they just don't ...and no matter how many times you say it or spell it that way they never will
•2. If your child's last name is a verb, such as Walker, Ryder, or Driver, you might not want to the first name to be an adverb or noun. Examples: Mercedes Driver,
•3. Blending two (or more names) Not all names can be blended...for example...my name is Ebony...my husband's name is Bryan.....there is no way in hell we can mix those names....Eboan??? Bryany??? Nope ...so just think that thru before you do that
•4. I am all for naming kids after states, or countries, or continents but I would suggest making it the first name instead of the middle name or your kid may sound like a town....ex. Michael Indiana, Katie Georgia, Bryan North Dakota (ok I took that one a little far)
•5. If you decide to name your kids using a theme that is awesome...however think about how many kids you plan on having and how many names you can come up with using that theme....The Duggars are a perfect example....those people are going to run out of "j" names and I don't care what any of you say
•6. Nature names- these are also awesome...personally I am going to name my next daughter Autumn. Now as cute as it sounds it is not always the best idea to turn your kids name into a weather report......ex. Sunny Sky, April Rain, Cloudy with a Chance of Rain (ok I went too far again)
•7. I know as women many of us had names picked out for our kids before we even hit puberty....however once you actually become pregnant take into account what the kid's last name will be....no matter how much you like the name Harry if the kids last name is going to be Dick or Palm, please don't do it
•8. Naming Kids after inanimate objects - yes people do this...no I don't have a problem with it...but I will say there are some objects...like "Door" for example may sound better in a foreign language such as Puerta. Just let your kid know what their name means in the other language
•9. Naming daughters after fathers and sons after mothers is a wonderful thing ....Will and Jada Smith did it. Their son...Jayden....Their daughter....Willow. Beautiful names....But if Daddy's name is Calvin...throwing an "a" on the end doesn't work ... "Calvina"??
•10. So called "Stripper" Names - a name does not define a child...naming your daughter Star does not mean she will be an Exotic Dancer....and naming her Amy doesn't mean she won't. Now before some of you mama's get all high and mighty...naming her Angel, Lovely, or Princess DOES NOT mean she will be a "good girl" the universe has a messed up sense of humor
•11. When it comes to making up names...if you have a talent for it then by all means go ahead....but very few people do. If you are going to make up a name stick to a maximum of 7 letters. No apostrophes unless you are actually are combining two names (if you are please see #3). And if you absolutely have to make up a name consider giving the baby a middle name that will be easy to discern for those around him or her.