If you’re looking for some creative, interesting and unique baby names in 2019, then this blog is for you. We all want our kids to be the coolest ones on the playground; but sometimes it’s hard coming up with a name that stands out from the rest of their classmates. You might have heard people say “you can’t win them all” or “the best defense is a good offense.” That may work when playing basketball, but it doesn’t apply to naming your kid in 2019.
If you’re looking for 10 counterintuitive tips to crush your worst baby name goals in 2019, then this blog post will hook you up!
The first counter intuitive tip for crushing your worst baby name goal this year is giving a meaning you might not expect when naming your child. A lot of people think that they should give their kid a traditional or popular name because it will be easier for them as an adult to identity themselves on the job market later on down the line compared to something more obscure like “Hootie.” But if you want kids who are going to stand out at school then why not go against tradition? The most important thing about naming our kids is that they’re happy with the name.
The second counter intuitive tip for crushing your worst baby name goal in 2019 is giving a meaning you might not expect when naming your child. A lot of people think that they should give their kid a traditional or popular name because it will be easier for them as an adult to identity themselves on the job market later on down the line compared to something more obscure like “Hootie.” But if you want kids who are going to stand out at school then why not go against tradition? The most important thing about naming our kids is that they’re happy with the name. Allowing children to choose their own names, which is the case in many indigenous cultures and other countries with more fluid cultural norms, will result in children who are happier with themselves because they feel like they’ve had a say.
The third counter intuitive tip for crushing your worst baby name goal in 2019 has to do with how much power one word can have on another person’s life. A lot of people give birthdays or anniversaries as gifts but some parents might not know that words also hold incredible sentimental value when given as gifts at any time during someone’s life whether it be a birthday present or just something you want to share from the heart.
You can never underestimate the power and meaning of a single word. It’s been said that ‘even if you only want to say something small, don’t.’ Words are so powerful they might change someone else’s entire life. So what does this mean for baby naming? The word choices made by parents in 2019 could have an impact on their children long after they’ve grown up or even died.
Chapter Six: Counterintuitive Tip #Six: Don’t worry too much about names being different when your child is just starting school together because it’ll be way easier with less than two kids in the class at the same time who share moms name!
The sixth counter intuitive tip for crushing your worst baby name goal has to do with the idea of a name being different. With so many people naming their children after popular culture icons or trends, it’s going to be much easier in 2019 if your child has an uncommon name because there will likely only be one other person with that same name at any given time.
Counterintuitive Tip Seven: Stop worrying about spelling and just go ahead and pick out a really wacky option! Why? Well, you’ll always know how to spell your kid’s name – no matter what happens!”
The seventh counter intuitive tip for crushing your worst baby naming goal is all about the spelling. You don’t have to worry too hard about making sure you’ve spelled it right when registering them either because as long as they get registered with a name and your child is born with the same spelling, they’ll be able to change it if they need to.
Counterintuitive Tip Eight: Consider taking up alliteration for your children’s names! Alliteration will always make you smile when you say them out loud because so many of our favorite words in English language are spelled with an “a.” You can also check out this article on baby naming trends from 2017 that might give you some inspiration for different letter combinations like “alle,” which means happiness or luck in German.
The eighth counter intuitive tip says that maybe we should consider alliterating their child’s name – not just one word but two or more words. This also goes back to what I said about using a traditional spelling. If you name your child with the same spelling, they’ll be able to change it if they need to.
Counterintuitive Tip Nine: Consider expanding beyond just one letter! It’s not too late for us to start thinking about more creative spellings like “Kai,” which is Hawaiian for sea or Jack, an English word meaning small boy. These names are so fun in their own right and will give them plenty of opportunities to stand out from everyone else when people see their name on school papers and report cards.
The ninth counter intuitive tip says that we could consider expanding past just one letter in our childrens’ names – which goes back again to what I said earlier about how many times do we see the same names repeated in class?
Counterintuitive Tip Ten: Consider an older name that’s been forgotten. This is one of my favorites because it feels like we’re doing a little bit more for our children by giving them a legacy with their first and last name. My favorite example here is “Eloise,” which was popular from 1880-1940 meaning she would have her own unique history to go along with whatever else she does as part of her life journey!
The tenth counter intuitive tip says that sometimes, when naming your child, it can be fun to consider an old-fashioned or vintage name that has fallen out of popularity – this way they will feel special carrying around their own personal history on top of their other legacies.
Counterintuitive Tip Nine: Consider a more unusual name that has fallen out of fashion for newer names, but is still meaningful to you and your family’s heritage. This might sound like an odd idea at first because these old-fashioned or vintage names are so often passed down from generation to generation without ever changing we tend not to think about them in terms of all the new people they could help create! All I’m suggesting here is that it can be fun – and maybe even empowering – when someone chooses their own legacy instead of accepting one as given just because “everyone else does.”