Question

“Vanessa, I cannot thank you enough for this podcast! I have a question that may seem trivial but it is really stressing me out. How do I decide on a name for my baby? I am 21 weeks and for the last 3 months I have been searching names online, asking friends and family, making endless lists, and I still don’t know what to name my baby. When my husband comes up with a name he likes, I don’t like it, and vice versa. I know I still have a lot of time but I would love to decide on a name as soon as possible so I am not spending any more time on this and can focus on more important things. I appreciate any suggestions or advice.” – Sarah

Answer

Choosing a name for your baby is a big item on your to do list. While you can wait until after you baby is born to pick a name, many parents prefer to have a name chosen early on. This is a topic that is very opinionated by a lot of people, especially well-meaning friends and family who will undoubtedly have opinions about what to name your baby. This episode responds to a listener who is struggling to come up with the right name and offers ideas, considerations, and the one rule to follow when choosing the perfect baby name.

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