How To Pick Names
Our method generates a list of baby names from you and your partner. By narrowing down the lists you find the name that suits the best. It's an easy way to find a name!
First step: Make your personal baby names list
Make a list of names to out of our 35,000 baby names just by adding them to My BabyNames. Ready? Print it and let your partner do the same.
Second step: Narrow both baby names lists
Now that you've both created a favorite baby names list, it's time to narrow them down based on the considerations below. Print out this table too and make enough copies for each name on your lists.When you've completed the table and all the names, count the scores and give 3 points for every check in the positive, two points for the neutral, and one point negative column.
|Baby Name: ...|
|Factors||Positive (3 points)||Neutral (2 points)||Negative (1 point)|
|1. Spelling of the name||easy spelling||medium spelling||hard to spell|
|2. Pronunciation||easy pronunciation||medium pronunciation||hard to pronunciate|
|3. Sounding of the name||pleasing sounding||okay sounding||unpleasing sounding|
|4. Fits last name||fits well||fits okay||doesn't fit|
|5. Gender identification||clear||neutral||unclear|
|6. Possible nicknames||appealing||okay||unappealing|
|7. Popularity||not too popular||popular||too popular|
|8. Uniqueness||not too unique||unique||too unique|
|9. Impression||positive impression||okay impression||negative impression|
|11. Initials||pleasing initials||okay initials||unpleasing initials|
|12. Meaning||positive meaning||okay meaning||negative meaning|
Third an last step: Make the choice
Both write down your favorite 5 boy names and girl names. If you have in common names, compare the scores. Don´t have common names on your lists, swap names and rate them again together.Now you have a few names that work well for both of you. Good luck finding that special baby name!