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July 13th, 2013 01:45 AM #16
Anyway, tools... baby name books. I have two, I was going to use them for character naming, but then I turned thirteen and discovered the internet. So I just... have them... I still use them sometimes, just to take a look at what I'm not looking for. I imagine that a lot of parents do this. Buy one of those 50,000 name books, read the fun lists, skim the rest, pick out ones they like and go from there.
Or what my parents did: family names. Their grandparents. Their children. Same names!
On another forum I was seeing a lot of 'combine mine and my husbands name to make a baby!' But haven't seen any of that here?
To gauge popularity, how many do they know of? What names have their friends used? Ask around. Hey, you said your cousin had a baby last year, what name did she use?I'm not feeling incredibly profound at the moment. Check back later.
July 13th, 2013 02:37 AM #18Senior Member
Mother to: Patrick Werner (3/10) and Mary Claire (06/12)
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July 13th, 2013 02:54 AM #20
I wasn't a nameberry when picking my sons names - I used forums, books, friends and family. There are a LOT of opportunities to get name inspiration OTHER than NB. NB isn't the only name site either.
July 13th, 2013 02:57 AM #22
I do know that I'm a bit "name overkill" compared to my friends. And most of my friends tend to use the same names too - I know 8 newborn boys who was named Liam over the past 6 months and 5 girls named Caroline. I do tend to find it boring when people chose the same names over and over again, but then most of my friends find my name taste too adventurous (I can guarantee, if I didn't have a partner who keeps me "grounded" my boys would probably have more adventurous names.)
July 13th, 2013 09:44 AM #24
@ameliawilliams: I don't think your original post was mean or rude at all. I understood exactly what you were trying to say.
I agree that most people have the same process, just not quite as in-depth.
Quentin Charles, born July 4!