Naming the Child

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Considerations for Naming Your Trans-Racially or Inter-Culturally Adopted Child

What do you name a child when he/she is international or transcultural? A child's name prior to joining a new family may be the only thing that truly belongs to him/her from that time before adoption.... [more]

A Name is Forever

Naming a child is one of the first and most important decisions a parent will make. The birth name will stay with a child throughout his or her life unless, of course, the child feels compelled to change it in adulthood.... [more]

Ask the Author: Choosing the Right Name for Your Baby

Parents are increasingly selecting uncommon names. Some parents are "customizing" common names by modifying the spelling or pronunciation. Some parents are even going so far as to make up new names.... [more]

Eight Things to Consider When Naming Your Baby

Namesakes, nationality, gender, sounds, pronunciation, popularity, nicknames, and stereotypes often make a big difference in the names parents select for their children.... [more]

How to Choose Your Baby's Name

Things to consider when selecting a name for a baby.... [more]


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