Selecting Baby Names

Picking a baby name sometimes causes great anxiety for parents-to-be. That’s unfortunate, since the time spent anticipating the arrival of your new child—whether it be by birth or adoption—should be special.

Relax and take this advice: A name is the first gift you will give your child. Like any gift, simply give it from your heart, and choose it selflessly, knowing that it is your child who will wear your choice. 

The “right” name is one you admire as you practice writing it in the doctor’s waiting room. One that makes you proud the first time you see it crayoned in a child’s scraggly hand. One that your child recites confidently to a new friend on the playground and later to his or her first love or first employer.