As a child or a teenager, did you dream up names for your future children? I did! I came up with these really crazy names as a teenager. I was a tree hugger and ocean lover and wanted to name my children after the ocean. I’m almost embarrassed to admit the hideous names I came up with. Ok, ok I will tell you the names but let’s keep it our little secret. If I had daughters I wanted to name them Oceanianna and Dolphina. Of course, I was only going to have daughters, like I could control that, right? But when you are a teenager, you have it all figured out!
So since I’ve grown up, I have chosen more normal names for my children; names that they will not hate me for naming them.
The point of all my rambling thus far, was to discuss the subject of names. I’ve discussed it before, but it’s a subject I like, so I thought it would be cool to re-visit it.
Have you been thinking of names for your baby yet? Ya know, even if you do make an adoption plan, you can still name your baby! Naming a baby is special and a huge responsibility to as it is something that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Even if you place your child for adoption, it’s still going to be a part of them and with them, even if it’s only in your eyes and heart.
Some people choose names after members of their family. Noah’s middle name is a family name, after my only brother. Some people may name their children after a loved one or dear friend. My best friend named her baby boy after me. Some people come up with unique names that are less common. My nephew named his daughter Jayla, very similar to Kayla, but with a J. It’s uncommon – as of now, she’s the only Jayla I know! Some people name children based on the meaning of the name, for example, the name Jasmine means “gift from God” so someone may choose that name for the meaning.
Having trouble thinking of a name for your child? Check out some of the websites listed below for a little help or inspiration.