It’s ultimately your decision, but there are considerations. Will your child “outgrow” his name? It might be cute now, but when he’s 30 and a surgeon, will his name inspire confidence?
If you name your child in memory of a family member, make sure that person was beloved and did not die under circumstances that would make your child question his future. Don’t make him think twice about the heritage his name brings.
Since bullying has become a blood sport in American schools, think about the ways in which a name can be used against him. Kids will think of things you can’t, but don’t help them along.
Think about how his first name will “fit” his last name. A child’s middle name has a lot more flexibility than a first name so give him two middle names. Make sure your child’s name makes him proud.
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