Choosing a baby name was one of my favorite things to do during pregnancy. There are so many choices and for some it can be a challenge to agree with their partner on what name to choose.
I had names already picked out before the births of all three of my kids. I have a friend that had a few names picked out, but they waited until a week after the birth so they could get to know the personality of their baby before naming it. I thought that was a great idea. Your child will fill in whatever name you give it, so take off any pressure and have fun choosing whatever name that you fancy.
Something else to think about is whether or not you will share your baby names with your friends and family before your child is born. I loved the name Luke. For the longest time if I was going to have a boy, his name was going to be Luke. Then, my husband’s cousin had a boy and named him Luke, and my friend named his son Lucas. I don’t think they intentionally took the name that I was going to use, but it seemed like there were too many Lukes around. I felt like I needed a different name for my son.
The Baby Name Wizard has a great tool where you can track the popularity of any name since the 1880’s.
The Bump has a very comprehensive list of the origins of baby names.
Enter in any name and read the numerology prediction.