How to Name Your Child
Search through the name books.
Remember to avoid names of the kids you know and hate.
Avoid complicated spellings.
Don’t make up names; your child won’t be grateful.
Avoid names of great-greats who bloodied the family history.
Don’t name the child after old boyfriends or girlfriends.
Say the names out loud; say them softly. Yell the names.
Try introducing. “This is my son / daughter insert name here.”
Say, “Insert name here, come here…right now.”
Say, “And the award goes to insert name here.”
Say, “This is the RCMP. We have insert name here. Please come down to the station.”
Try nicknames. Avoid nicknames.
Look at the initials. Avoid combinations that will result in someone beating up your child on the playground.
Say, “I love you insert name here.”
Make short lists of names. Make the lists shorter.
What does the name mean? Is that a good thing?
Put out suggestion boxes at family parties.
Don’t ask anyone what they think of the name.
Look at your child.
Who does he / she want to be?