Here are a few tricks to try if you’re stuck:
1. Both parents make lists. Switch lists. Circle any names you’re willing to consider on each other’s list.
2. If it’s down to a short list of finalists, each parent rank the names in order of favorite. More than one name can be in each rank—so, for example, two of the names can be tied for your first choice.
3. If it’s down to two names, one person might be talked into going with their slightly-less-favored name by getting more say in the middle name.
4. Use a book such as The Baby Name Wizard, which sorts names into categories. You may find that one of you likes mostly Antique Charm names, while the other likes almost nothing but Exotic Traditionals. Each person can then look through the other person’s category (much like going through the other person’s list in idea #1) and see if anything appeals.
5. The idea that the name must be PERFECT causes parents a lot of stress. If you do find a name you both consider perfect, that’s ideal—but a reasonable goal is satisfaction and agreement.
Did you and your significant other have an easy time agreeing on a baby name
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