Being pregnant is fun. Not only for the mother-to-be, who for nine months can feel the baby growing inside her belly, but for the father-to-be as well. Both will have to think of all the responsibilities they will face. A first child will bring major changes to your lives, but there's nine months to make all the necessary preparations: the Lamaze classes, the check-ups, the baby room, the layette; all the physical and mental aspects to consider. Together.
It's a fact that many children are named after famous people. One should realize, however, that people that are famous at the moment could suddenly become unpopular. They could make headlines in such a negative way that it could make your child's life difficult. An example of this is what happened in the 1930', in Germany, with the name Adolph. After World War II, many boys who were given that name had to change it. Many simply don't know what the future will bring for that person. A popular singer could hit rock bottom, or become the subject for ridicule. In such a case, your daughter might not be very happy with her namesake... OR her name!
One of the most enjoyable tasks to undertake when a little one is on the way is coming up with a name.This, sometimes, is one of the most difficult decisions to make. Knowing the sex of the child in advance can make a difference; However, there is often more than one name to choose from. It takes a lot of thought to find a good combination.
A name is important. It has to be right, as your child will have to carry it with him or her for the rest of his or her life. How do you find that perfect, out of the ordinary name for the new life that you have created? A brand new human being that should be adequately prepared to start his or her journey into this world. A name must suit all stages of that journey.
Questions that your normally wouldn't give a second thought to are now, suddenly, very relevant and important! Should the name have a certain meaning? A specific origin? Will we include a surname from the family tree? Should the name honor grandparents? A cousin who has passed away? A best friend, perhaps? If you take a look at baby naming sites, or read baby naming books it won't get any easier. Some sites feature more than 50,000 names from all over the world, with just as many meanings. Actually, you only need one good name, or a few more if you decide to give your child more than one name. Whatever name you choose, both of you have to be proud that your child has it. That's the name you have to find in the forest of names and meanings, even if at some point you can't see the forest for the trees.
This book is made for people like you. It will not only warn you of the most common name-giving mistakes, but first and foremost it will help you to find that one special name you're looking for. The name that will last a lifetime.