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Baby Names Checklist

Paul Banas
Author Paul Banas
Submitted 24-10-2007

We all face the naming decision differently. Some couples throw a yellow legal pad on the kitchen counter and use it to toss ideas back and forth to create a list of baby names. Some wives and husbands work each in their own corner, and only pull out the names they seriously want to throw in the ring. You may find this checklist for baby names useful as you cull through literally hundreds of names that have immediate positive associations but could never make the final cut after a little analysis. Print and save this guide for your top naming choices:

Pronunciation is easy: Positive   Neutral    Negative
Clear on gender: Positive   Neutral    Negative
Personal impression: Positive   Neutral    Negative
Initials/monogram: Positive   Neutral    Negative
Meaning: Positive   Neutral    Negative
Popularity: Positive   Neutral    Negative
Nicknames: Positive   Neutral    Negative
Fit with last name: Positive   Neutral    Negative
Sound of name: Positive   Neutral    Negative
Namesakes in the news, history, family: Positive   Neutral    Negative
Uniqueness: Positive   Neutral    Negative

 

Give 2 points for Positive, 0 for Neutral, and 1 for negative. The name with the most points would be the winner.