15 Ways To Find A Unique Baby Name

March 28, 2016  |  



While you’re on the journey to find a meaningful name for your baby, finding inspiration can be extremely hard. Especially when you have little time to quiet your mind and summon a muse. As always we are big on resources and books—one of the books that we’ve been perusing is a popular 2011 baby-name guide by Emily Larson, The Best Baby Names Treasury: Your Ultimate Naming Resource. We highly recommend it! In this gem, you’ll discover many helpful tips for your journey. The book suggests several creative ways to get ideas for a unique baby name.  We did the flipping for you—when you click continue, you’ll see some of the tips that Larson suggests that will inspire your imagination (plus we included a few of our own.)


Blend Favorites

Have you tried blending your name with your husband’s or putting an interesting spin on it? Maybe if you play around with both your names, you may surprise yourself with something interesting.



Find a theme

Choose a theme and look within it. Larson suggests the theme ‘American cities’ which has great names such as Brooklyn, Austin, Lexington. Brainstorm themes with your friends and family.

Art Attack

Oftentimes parents look to the arts and name their children after an artist that inspired them growing up. For instance, the singer Mya was named after the great Maya Angelou. Who inspired you growing up?


Ask Around

While you’re on this quest talk to as many people as you can. You’ll be surprised by what you’ll discover from these daily conversations.


That includes co-workers too

If you’re still going to work, talk to the office, ask them their thoughts on a baby name.


Get to the Library

If you can, go to your local library, make use of their research databases and other resources! Start researching everything, you’ll be very surprised at what a trip to the library can inspire.


Your family tree 

Get inspiration from your ancestors. Trace your family tree as far as you can and you just might find the inspiration you’ve been looking for.


Global village

Now you can put the globes and maps that have been in your home for years to good use.

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