Should You Give Your Baby A Popular Name?

by Colby Brister - Date: 2010-10-23 - Word Count: 555 Share This!

Most of us do not take the thought of giving good names to babies but it is something we should think about twice because the name you give to your baby will have an impact on his or her personality for the rest of their lives. When your child grows up with a name he doesn't like he would start hating you for keeping it.

It is important for your kid to have a good and strong name so that when he grows up he feels proud whenever somebody calls his name. Majority of the parents opt for cuter names instead of the stronger ones because they suit the baby when he is an infant but when he grows up the name becomes a disappointment for him.

The trend of name giving has been changed over the years in the West however it still remains the same in Asian countries. Giving babies names that are stylish and motivated by role models is a usual practice in Asia. In the west however people have gone back to the olden traits of giving babies biblical names which are strong and decent at the same time. Names like Joshua, Mathew and Jacobs are some common examples of biblical names for guys whereas Susan, Olivia and Emily are examples of feminine names that are being kept today. Michael and Jessica are two names which have gained popularity in the recent years. Michael literally means someone who is like god. Two other popular names from the bible are Andrew meaning brave and Daniel meaning god is my judge.

On the other hand, there are parents who prefer their babies to have unique names and there is no harm in it until the name sounds decent and is meaningful. There is also a trend of giving ancient Arabic names to babies and they for sure are good and meaningful. Some of the common Arabic names you can find today are Shania, Maneesha, Aaliya and Ayesha. These names are getting common day by day because they sound nice and strong.

Moreover, you will even find parents who continue the medieval name giving tradition which is keeping either the mother's or father's name. They feel honored by keeping their baby's name after them or any relative to give him or her a tribute. There are also people who are motivated by movies and fantasies and they tend to name their babies after famous movie characters such as Pandora. While Pandora is a suitable name for a girl, for boys this might become a problem especially if the parents like movies like Avatar or Hell Boy in which fictional creatures are presented as an inspiration.

There are many parents who also keep names of highly popular people such as Neil Armstrong, Michael Jackson, Kurt Cobain or Elvis Presley. These people are inspired or touched by their role models and to pay a tribute they pass on their names onto their babies. While this is not a harmful practice but it makes the name too common rapidly.

The factor most parents should consider is by keeping a famous personality's name they might get attention of people initially but as time passes on and the celebrity loses his charm, the baby will lose the importance of his name too. In fact once the celebrity is forgotten, the name starts sounding old fashioned.

Colby Brister is the loving parent of one boy and one girl, he is also a writer for MyBabyBeddingShop.Com. Check out his baby bedding crib sets or his glenna jean central park or his Baby Bedding.n
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