Initially, naming the baby seems an easy task, but with plethora of suggestions available by family and friends it becomes confusing. Before deciding a particular name, you may face a lot of hurdles other than confusion. Given here are some such hurdles and ways to overcome then while deciding a perfect name for your little one.
Criticism from Family Members
It is not imperative that the name you like for your baby would be liked by your family members as well. It may incite criticism from others, even from those who you value a lot. The safest way to overcome from this situation is to turn a deaf ear to the negative comments and pay attention to only positive criticism.
Difference in Choices/of Opinion
It is not only your family members and close acquaintances that you may expect criticism; you may also include your spouse in this list. There may be difference of opinion between you and your partner while you are naming your child. A name which seems perfect to you, won’t be liked by your partner. To avoid this obstacle, it is better to decide the name of both the genders before your baby is born i.e., during pregnancy.
Family Legacy and Tradition
If in your family, name of your baby is a collective decision of your family members, it is possible that the final name will be selected as per your family traditions. This leads to limited options. However, it us only up to you to go with the traditional name or select a more conventional and quirky name for your child. Before finalising a name, make sure that you know its meaning, origin and numerology.
1 – Unwanted suggestions from acquaintances are another hurdle that you find difficult to overcome while deciding a name for your infant. In such a situation, politely tell them that you have already decided a name or your parents have taken the responsibility to select one.
2 – Usually, parents forget to consider the initials of their baby’s name and later on, the child has to bear the embarrassment. For instance, if name of your child is Raghav Inder Pal, then the initials will be ‘R.I.P’ and surely you won’t like the abbreviated form of your child’s full name. In such cases, it advised not to use middle name or the surname,
Also, learn the difference between nick names and real names before you decide one for your baby.