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Choosing a name for your baby can be fun and exciting. Discuss ideas with your partner and make a list of your combined favourites – it’s not as easy as it seems! Put these up somewhere at home so you can look at the names often and get a real feeling for each one.

Tips when choosing a name:

  • Find out its origin and meaning
  • Think of possible nicknames or shortened versions of names
  • Avoid very long, difficult names
  • Consider whether there are family members or traditional family names you wish to honour
  • Think about how the name sounds, especially with your surname, and what the initials spell.