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I was skimming through Yahoo news and they recently came out with the Most Popular Baby Names of 2012. They were talking about maybe why some names jump on the list and it made me ask, why do people care or how do people arrive to the final choice they make to name their kid.
I was wanting to ask you all. If you're already a parent or getting ready to be a parent, how much thought did you all put into naming your kids? Was there any sort of considerations, traditions, or stuff like that that went into your thought process? To those that aren't parents, but would like kids or just have a comment on the subject, what do you all think?
"... it made me ask, why do people care or how do people arrive to the final choice they make to name their kid."
... Really? You have to ask why people care about what they name their kids?
No, what I mean is why do would people care about giving their kid a name that is commonly used.
Because nobody wants retarded ass names like Lyquisha or Siren.
We put a lot of thought into our son's name. We both made a list of our top names and compared for consistency. We then narrowed that down. Ultimately, I named our son while at the hospital (it was one of the names on our final 5 list). We named our daughter on the way to the hospital without a list. It's not always as easy as picking a name from a book. We picked middle names for our kids based on existing family member's names who mean a lot to us.
Some people name their babies the most stupid things. I've personally encountered Noah Little, John Thomas, Dick Bone, Ivor Share and Forest Baskett. But my favourite is American politician Randy Bumgardner.