How to Pick the Perfect Baby Name


We hope this little cutie pie's parents picked a name that's just as perfect as he is.
We hope this little cutie pie's parents picked a name that's just as perfect as he is.
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Ah, the joys of pregnancy. Morning sickness, constant fatigue, bloated ankles, swollen fingers … and the agony of the name hunt.

It's not agony for everyone, of course. Some people have it easy. Throw a "Jr." on the end of dad's name, for example, and boom, it's done. Many couples are in such perfect harmony that they have names picked out before the bun is even in the oven. If you're one of these lucky people, congratulations! You don't need to read this article.

For others, it can be more of a long haul. And it can get ugly. If you find yourself going into week 39 with nary a name in sight -- or a list of 10 that you can't seem to narrow down -- you might start to think that the "perfect name" is a myth. You might want to just throw a pencil at a random page in a baby-name book and name your son Krikor Tahmelapachme. You might start to fear that the authorities will eventually confiscate your poor, unnamed child.

But don't lose hope: The perfect name is out there. You might not realize its perfection until you have a living, breathing, screaming baby in front of you, but it's out there. And while there is no perfect process for choosing the perfect name, we hope this article will set you on the right path.

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