Choosing a name is a difficult task and might take a lot of time. So be well prepared and start your research well in advance. Start it as early as from the third trimester of your pregnancy.
Since most of the parents are not sure about the gender of the baby it is better to make a separate list of selected boy names and girl names and keep aside beforehand.
Make a list of names for the baby to choose from with help of online baby name finders.
Parents have to remember that the name been selected by them will be carried by the child for the rest of their life. So it has to be one which is well thought of and convincing before it is finalized so that the child is thankful to you for giving him/her a good start. So be serious while choosing the right name.
If the parent has faith in astrology or numerology they have to decide whether they will select the name based on it. If yes, they can keep this as a base and select the name accordingly.
Going by the latest trend many parents prefer creating a name for the baby by selecting a few letters from both their names. But make sure the name sounds good and has some meaning.
One interesting fact about the names of Indian girls are the majority of them end with 'a' or 'i'!!
Tips on choosing a name for the baby:?
Select a name that is easy to pronounce and spell. Otherwise, you and your child will soon get tired of correcting people when misspelled or not pronounced correctly.
How does the name sound with your surname? Never select a name that rhyme or be similar to your surname.
Look for unique names, but do not go overboard.
Select a gender-specific name.
Ensure the initials of the child’s name don't spell out any unfortunate or embarrassing words.
Never select extra-long names. This especially causes frustration when your child goes about filling the forms in the future. So keep it short.
Ensure the name you select looks equally attractive as an adult name.
Selecting a name that has something deep meaning and classic is always appreciated.
Do you have older kids? Does the name you select to go with the names of your older children?
Choose a name that is accepted globally i.e check whether the name you select has any other meaning or connotation in other countries.
Q. What are some of the most popular Indian boy names?
A. Based on a recent study some of the most popular Indian boy names are Aarav, Arjun, Dhruv, Kabir, Mohammad, Rahul, Siddharth, Viviaan etc.
Q. What are some of the most popular Indian girls names?
A. Based on a recent study some of the most popular Indian girls name are Aditi, Diya, Jaanvi, Mira, Naina, Shreya, Samaira etc
Q. What are some of the Hindu baby names with the meaning “ Gift” or “Gift from God”?
A. Some of the names are Aishi(G), Prisha(G), Mishka(G), Ayaan(B), Daivik(B), Dikshant(B), Naathan(B) etc.
Q. When should I start picking the baby's name?
A. You should probably start searching for names with your partner as soon as early in your pregnancy. There are millions of names to choose from and tons of resources out there for you to go through.
Q. How do I choose a baby name based on astrology?
A. If you're a believer in Vedic astrology and desire to choose a baby name based on astrology then you should consult astrologers who will help in choosing the right name for the baby. Naming a baby based on his or her sun sign or Rashi is considered to bring good luck. An alphabet and syllables are associated with each Rashi that is considered appropriate to name a baby.