Congratulations! You're Having a Baby!
Congratulations! You are going to be a parent! Or an Aunt! Or an Uncle! Or a... Friend! Whatever your title is going to be, what matters is that there is a baby on the way and this is Very! Exciting! News! Don't lie, when you found out that a new baby is on the way you squealed at least a little bit. That is okay. In fact, that is pretty much the best thing you can do when you find out that there is going to be a brand new addition to your family (or social circle).
You are probably already starting to daydream about what that baby will look like after he or she is born. You are imagining personality traits and potential hobbies (or maybe even professions). You are thinking about all of the cute baby clothes that you now have an excuse to buy. It is easy to get carried away when a new baby is due to arrive.
It is also easy to get pretty freaked out, especially if you are the parent of this baby. When you are the parent of the baby, you do not just have to think about cute clothes and toys. You have to think about practical things like where the baby will sleep, what it will eat, how much diapers actually cost and how quickly the baby will go through them.
You have to come up with a name.
OMG YOU HAVE TO NAME THIS KID!
That's right. You have to give this brand new life a name. This name will be carried around for the rest of that baby's life. It is going to be part of how people define him. It is going to be the basis by which she is first judged. It will put a picture of your child in other people's minds before they have even met your son or daughter.
It is an amazing responsibility.
It is a terrifying responsibility.
It is okay. Do not worry. You are allowed to freak out about this a little bit.
If you are like most expecting parents these days, your first course of action when you realize that you have to name your baby is to go through all of the names you already know you like. You make a list of them. Then you fight with your partner about the names on the list. Then you go to the bookstore and buy a book of baby names or, if you are on a limited budget (and who isn't these days), you hit the Internet and do a Google search for free baby name websites.
There are lots of those.
It can be hard to sort through it all. There are just so many names out there to choose from. The fact that, if you want to do so, you can make up your own name only makes the whole process more confusing and stressful. Surely there is more to naming a baby than simply picking a name randomly out of a book or off of a website.
Naming is Not a Simple Process
The truth is that what you name your baby matters. It matters a lot and there are a lot of things to think about that surround the naming of your baby.
Right now you probably have a thousand questions about naming your baby:
- How do I make sure the name I pick is good enough?
- How do I honor my family while starting my own traditions?
- How do I choose a last name for my son or daughter?
- How can you tell if some jerk in your kid's fourth grade class is going to turn what you believe to be a beautiful name into the worst nickname your kid will ever have?
Questions like these are why we created The Essential Baby Names Book.
The Essential Baby Names Book to the rescue! (Clichéd? Yes! But also True!)
The Essential Baby Names Book is not your average baby name book. In fact—it's pretty far from it.
Think about it. How many times do you, after learning of a friend's name, ask "how did you come up with that?" or "How did you decide on that?" It is difficult to get straight answers to these questions. This is largely because the process of coming up with a name for a child is complicated and emotional. It is different for everybody.
But that's the interesting stuff! These are the kind of things that rarely gets addressed or talked about. Weird, huh?
So we decided to fix that.
Why buy something you don't seriously need?
What makes this book so special?
In The Essential Baby Names Book we take a different approach to baby names.
We decided to take it on. We wanted to get down into the core of why you are leaning toward specific names over others. We explore what to do once you're starting to feel like a specific name might be "the one."
- We tell you what to do if you want to give your child the very first name ever given to a baby.
- We tell you what kind of nicknames you can expect to deal with.
- We help you figure out whether or not you should tell people about the name you have chosen for your baby.
The Essential Baby Names Book Covers Untouched Ground
In The Essential Baby Names Book we look at all of the things that surround the process of naming your baby.
We help you figure out when to honor the traditions of your family.
We will give you insight into the different cultural traditions that have played a role in the naming of children.
We'll tell you how to deal with an outsider's opinion on your baby's name (if you choose to share it).
And We Do It Fast!
This book is not a long book. You can read it in a single sitting, which is great for people struggling with "pregnancy brain." It won't bog you down with facts and figures or boring statistics. It won't drone on at length about things you do not care about.
- We'll tell you a little bit about the history of baby names.
- We'll give you a list of some of the more... interesting names found throughout the annals of history.
- We'll clue you in to how the nicknaming process works and what you can expect as your child grows up.
We'll do all of this, we'll do it quickly and hopefully along the way we'll give you a few chuckles.
Naming your child isn't a joke, but that doesn't mean that you can't approach the situation with some spirit and humor. This book will help you find that.
Satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. If you don't think this book is as awesome as we do, then contact us within 60 days for a 100%, no questions asked refund. We've been in business for 13+ years and care about our customers' happiness.