If you're expecting a little one this year, a big congratulations to you!
Choosing a name for your newest addition is quite a big task and will be the topic of many conversations for quite a while. It can feel like a lot of pressure picking a name you hope your child will love for the rest of their lives. It's a real honor to name your child and is something that will shape their identity all their life.
We've put together some tips & tricks (and some of the top names for the year) to help you on your quest for the perfect name for your newborn.
Our tips on choosing the right baby name are:
- Explore your family tree, there may be names there you love
- Look up meanings to ensure you know everything about the name
- Contemplate all possible nicknames
- Consider the middle name and if you want it to have importance (names after parents, grandparents, friends, etc)
- Don’t forget about the initials
- Say it out loud
We also thought these parent tips were helpful:
“It is okay to pick a different name when you see your child. We had a completely different name picked out but when she was born, it didn't fit.” Alexann D
“I wish I’d known you can change your mind up until you sign the hospital paperwork, it doesn't matter how many people you tell. I wish I stuck to my second name which only came after we announced the name to family, before we left the hospital." Carolyne R.
“I wish I knew how many people would have baby name ‘suggestions.’ I was once asked by a woman at work what names I was considering. She responded with, ‘Oh, no, you really should consider...’ and then proceeded to tell all the names she loved..."
There are many websites listing everything from most popular names of the year, to classic names and unique names. Below are some of the names ranked as the most popular in Australia this year by Nameberry!
Top Girl Names
Top Boy Names
We hope you enjoy the process of finding a name for your littlest love!
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