How to Choose a Unique Name

There are so many names to choose from out there. Choosing a name can be a difficult process if you want your child to stand out. Here's how to choose a good, unique name.

Steps

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    Check out the most popular names online. To make sure you can avoid them. It seems obvious, but you'll be surprised how some names have rocketed up in popularity,
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    What do you want the name to mean? It's good when a name reflects a certain desired characteristic and the like. It adds to the personality and individuality of the name.
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    Use a translator. Translators can help you create a beautiful name from one single world.
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    Use a dictionary. Look up the word of the day online and play around with it. The possibilities are endless.
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    Mix common names together. For example, Emily and Amelia could make Emiliay.
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    Use Mythology. Read some tales and pick out some nice-sounding names.
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    Look online. There are suggestions for unique names all over the Internet.
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    Use anagrams. Put together some letters until voilá!
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    Create a name book. Put every possible name you come across into it.
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    Read some books. Authors spend a very long time creating unique names.
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    Write to JK Rowling and ask her how she does it. I doubt she'll reply, so look on her website.
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    Use names of unusual objects. But please don't call your son XBOX 360.
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    Look for some old names. Just because they're old doesn't mean they're not any good.
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    Experiment. All in all, the only thing you can do is experiment. Try out different things and see if they work.

Warnings

  • Make sure the name isn't too unique it can't be pronounced.

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Categories: Parenting