The big day comes and you finally have your baby in your arms. The name boy that you may decide to use can be a family name, a cultural name or simply a name that both parents like. Parents frequently choose a baby boy name from the grandfathers on either side of the family. This explains why many boys have suffixes at the end of their name from the Roman numeral I to a V or even higher.
There are many places to find names for your child either before or after they are born. A great place to start is finding a baby name book at your local library. These books have thousands of names in them along with information on what a name means. Whether you are looking for a Celtic name that means warrior or a Slavic name that means trusted it will be easy to find in a baby name book. If the Internet is your favorite way of performing research then check out the many baby sites available to you. Baby name finder programs are a quick way to match traits or ideas that you want associated with a given name. These programs can also help you name boy by searching nationalities and languages.
There are a few guidelines, no matter what your nationality is, when naming your children. First avoid ending the first name boy with a vowel if the last name starts with a vowel too. Don't give your child a first name that is usually a nick name, such as Bud or Skip- the name may be cute now but it won't be when your child is in his or her 70's. It is also a good idea to avoid names that are associated with a famous person such as Fabian, Elvis or Madonna. Your child will want to be an individual and not teased when they get older because of their namesake. Be careful when choosing a name and consider what the initials may spell when strung together. A unique name boy may be a problem later, especially in the business world. It may be cute to make up a phonetic spelling of a common name but it can be problematic for your child later in life when they have to repeatedly spell their name out for everyone. If you want your child to have a unique name find one and don't make it up.
A common problem that many couples have is pleasing their close friends and relatives when choosing a name for baby boy. In-laws will want to give their input on naming their grandchild and friends may think that their idea of the perfect name boy should be good enough for you too. A great way to end all of the fighting may be just to agree with everyone and not commit to anything.
When both parents can't decide what to name their child try writing separate lists of at least ten names that each of you like. Sit down and go down the lists of names, each parent will be able to nix a name on their partner's list. Hopefully you will be able to narrow the list down to four or less names that you both can agree on. Choose two of the four- one for a first name and one for the middle name. Another way to avoid fighting over the child's name is to decide who will have the honor of giving the first name and who will decide the middle name.
Ultimately it is the mother who will fill out the paperwork in the hospital after the child is born. Hopefully you will have chosen a name prior to this moment. After all, you don't want to be calling your child baby Smith or baby Jones a month after they were born because you and your spouse can't make a decision.