Baby names are all the rage, aren't they?
Parents worrying over picking the perfect names for their
babies is nothing new, but somehow it has developed into
more of an art form that it used to be.
In the old days (remember when there wasn't an
Internet?) parents used to pick their baby name
by playing Scrabble and whatever was the highest
scoring word on the board would be the name. Okay,
that's not true, but let's go onto the next politically
It is said, that in Asia that parents used to pick
their baby names by throwing their metal utensils
into the air and the sounds that they made when
hitting the ground is what the name would be. Ching,
chang, chong and bing, bang, bong it was said, could
be possible combinations.
I personally believe this is another urban legend and was
a method never used to name babies. Of course, I could be
Now, when parents pick baby names they have to be careful
not to pick a name the child will outgrow. Picking a cute
baby name like Scooter or BinkyPoo may serve the child well
until he or she enters grade school, but after that, the
child will be in for a world of taunts and fisticuffs. Picking
a boy name like "Sue" may work for a fictional
Johnny Cash song, but in the real world who would want to
be this sadistic? Okay, you might, but you are the exception.
Good Baby Names
Versus Bad Baby Names
In the olden days, parents used to pick baby names from
their pool of relatives, usually from the parents' fathers
or mothers. Now days, people turn to resources such as this
site for ideas or computer-generated programs that tells
the etymology of each baby name in a document the size of
Now, baby names should never be surnames. Who would want
to call a baby, sir, anyways? But, it is perfectly acceptable
to combine the surnames of the parents to create a unique
baby name. For instance, a baby may be named Smithson Smith-Jackson,
JoBrown Jones-Brown or even Willer Wilson-Miller.
See where I am going with this? Another technique is to
combine first names of the parents to create a baby name
for your child. For instance, you may wish to call a boy
Johnberly or a girl, Elizapaul. This is usually a technique
used by wishy-washy people who don't want to offend anyone
and make nice with everyone. If you are one of these people,
then bite me.
Baby names are also commonly arrived at by parents using
the dictionary. Remember that book that you used to use
in high school? Well, here's your chance to use it again.
Simply open the dictionary randomly and point to a word.
This word will then, by law, become your baby's name. If
there are any questions to the legality of this simply refer
your attorney and judge to this website.
The last method for picking baby names, which need not
be overlooked, is to name your child after your favorite
celebrity or the celebrity's child. Remember, there is always
enough room for another "Cher" or "Moon"
in this world.
No baby names would be complete without a list of good
baby names versus bad baby names. Remember, that these are
only suggestions and that you may name your baby whatever
you dang well please.
That's it. Baby names are an art, not a science, so in
a way you can't really go wrong no matter what you name
your child. Your child will grow up to hate you and resent
the name you've chosen for the rest of their lives and nothing
you can do will change this. So, go forward, make a choice
and live by your choice. It doesn't matter what your decision
is, only that you make one.