Choosing A Baby Name Can Be Tough Without This Guide

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Naming our children can be intimidating. Our friends and family have their own opinions and won’t hesitate to make sure we know them.

Choosing the “perfect” name is tricky. You won’t see your baby’s face until after they’re born, so you likely don’t know if they're a “Jake” or a “Johnny.” Maybe you have several older relatives you feel inclined to honor, but you’re not sure if “Muriel” fits a newborn in 2016. Maybe your husband insists on naming your son “Tyrion,” but you cringe while picturing the conversations with the playgroup moms about naming your son after a character from Game of Thrones.

At Leachco, we’re all about making life easier for expecting moms and families. So instead of giving you one huge list of baby names to sift through, we’ve pulled a few of the top names and included links to help in your quest for the right name.

We’ve tried to narrow your options by choosing several different name categories, and including 5 girls names and 5 boys names from each category.

Keep in mind this process can be difficult for most, so try not to stress about it too much. Stay positive and enjoy naming your little one.

Popular Names

If you are curious about the most popular baby names nowadays, check out popular names in the US and also the top 100 popular names in other countries like Germany or Australia.

Here are a few of the most popular names in the US:

Girl

Boy

Emma

Noah

Harper

Benjamin

Ava

Aiden

Madison

Jackson

Isabella

Liam

 

Trending Names

Trends in baby names come and go, so it's fun to check out current trending names. You can keep up with the times and check out the Name of the Day and the Top Baby Names Today.

 Here are some current trending names:

Girl

Boy

Scarlett

Hudson

Charlotte

Ezra

Stella

Declan

Violet

Ace

Elsa

James

By Alphabet

Do you have an idea what you want your baby’s name to start with? Doing alliteration with your other kids’ names? Browse baby names by alphabet for some letter-centric inspiration.

 Here are some of the top names for the first few letters in the alphabet:

Girl

Boy

Abigail

Adam

Brittany

Brandon

Chloe

Christopher

Danielle

David

Elizabeth

Eric

 

By Origin

Choosing a baby name based on heritage can pass on a valuable piece of cultural identity. Browse baby names by origin to keep to your roots.

 Here are a few names of Scottish origin:

Girl

Boy

Mackenzie

Gavin

Leslie

Kenneth

Paisley

Douglas

Bonnie

Graham

Aila

Malcolm

By Theme

Animal, bird, fruit, flower. What do they all have in common? These are some of the themes of baby names to help break down your search. If you want to break from tradition, these whimsical baby name themes can help you think outside the box.

 These are a few space themed baby names:

Girl

Boy

Andromeda

Aries

Calypso

Castor

Luna

Nash

Stella

Orion

Venus

Triton

Unusual Names

Maybe you don’t want your baby to have the same name as everyone else. You are worried they might be doomed to go by “Ashley R.” or “Ashley K.” for their entire school career. If so, check out unique baby names. You can even find the most surprising baby names from the past 6 years. Why not choose the most unusual baby name?

Here are some of the top unusual names:

Girl

Boy

Aspen

Brix

Zahara

Heston

Kizzy

Mir

Neveah

Wael

Lyrik

Zyan

 

 

Make Life Easier (Make a list!):

Getting lost in the sea of names? Overwhelmed by all the great choices? There are resources that allow you to build a favorite names list. You don’t want to forget any great names! Add names to a favorite list on one of these sites:

http://www.babynames.com/

http://www.babynameguide.com/

http://clickbabynames.com/

There are other great websites and apps out there. An old fashioned piece of paper or a note on your phone can work just as well. 

Good Luck

As your pregnancy comes to an end, we wish you an easy and healthy delivery!

In the end, the name you choose matters far less than you imagine. Any name will be just as beautiful as your baby.

 

 

 

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