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How to choose a baby name

Excited to put a name to a cute, new face? Let our baby naming tool inspire you.

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    A baby needs a name. Even if it’s just ‘Baby’, which happens more than you’d think. Ultimately, it’s up to you what you go with, but it’s a good idea to consider a few things when choosing a baby name.

    Things to consider when choosing a baby name

    Do you want something unusual or classic? Is the name you like too popular? It might not be fun for them to be the fifth little Hashtag in their class. If you don’t know the sex of the baby yet you might want to shortlist baby names for both or some that work for either.

    How will it sound with their last name? If your surname is King for example, you might want to keep away from Joseph. Or be prepared for his little friends to keep 'Joe King' about it in a few years' time.

    Then again, you might prefer to wait until you meet your baby so you can finally put a name to a cute, little face.

    Baby names to inspire you

    lf you need some inspiration try our tool to find the perfect baby names and their meanings (as well as how popular they are) for your new little Miss or Mister. You can search baby names by gender, by popularity, alphabetically or by origin. Each search result shows the number of how popular the name is and if you click on the 'i' it will give you the meaning and origin. Go on give it a try with our baby name generator.

    Name ideas to inspire you

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    Alternatively you can research by gender and refine your research filtering by origin and first letter.

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