Information & Advice
Whether you're more inclined to stay traditional, get inspiration from the top names, or make a statement with something more unique, the important thing is to pick a name you think your baby will happily grow into.
With millions of names to choose from, how do you start narrowing down your options? Here are our top tips:
There are many ways to find inspiration for baby names as some of our Parenting Club fans have told us:
"My mum kept reading the Births and Deaths section of the paper and bringing me 'round weekly lists. Although slightly weird, it helped me think about some names I might not have considered otherwise."
"I found out that I was having a boy so I asked my parents what I would have been called if I was a boy. They told me Jack, which is what we ended up calling our son - it felt like a really nice connection."
"I named my baby girl after my best friend -she's such a positive person and it seemed like the perfect name when she arrived."
A survey on the Boots Parenting Club Facebook page revealed that 25% of people chose a name "because it was just something they liked."
But don't worry: If you really can't make up your mind, you've got six weeks after the baby's birth to decide on and register their name - we're sure you'll soon put your finger on the perfect name once you meet your new arrival.
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