What Your Baby Name Choice Says About You
Even though I am probably (can't ever say never) not going to have any more children, I still love looking up baby names and reading the Top 100 list every year. Naming your baby is one of those first important decisions that can affect their lives for as long as they keep their name and that's a big deal.
While I don't share my babies' names online, I can assure you they're the perfect blend of not too common and not totally out there. I myself don't have a common name and I think it's because of that, I've been drawn more towards unique but not weird.
What we name our children can say a lot about us as people – both past and present. So, all in fun – here are some lighthearted insights into what your baby name choice says about you and some examples of each:
Common baby name
You're a traditional person who doesn't like to stand out too much and you want your child to blend in well too. You live by the rules, are a good upstanding citizen, and your baby is probably going to come right on their due date since you're all to-the-letter planners. You don't like surprises so it's no surprise your baby names are always in the top name lists of the past few years.
Examples: Jacob, Noah, Sophia
Classic baby name
You're not as strict to the letter as those who like common baby names, but you're more into traditions, history, and doing things that are expected. You don't have any unpaid parking tickets – probably because you've never gotten one, and you have high expectations for your children to respect the rules and strive for happiness.
Examples: Mary, Adam, Ben
Uniquely Spelled Baby Name
You want to fit in with the crowd, but for some reason you never have – but you're okay with that now. You love the common and traditional, but like it even more when you leave your mark on it. I bet in high school you were a part of the drama club and always ran in the student elections.
Examples: Avah, Konner, Carlee
Uncommon baby names
You've never been one for the crowd, but you're not someone to start new trends either. You yourself either have a really out there name and swore that you'd never do that to your child or you were one of 3 kids with the same name in your class and hated it. When you chose the name for your baby, you wanted it to stand out just enough to feel special, but not enough to alienate people either. The best of both worlds in my opinion.
Examples: Ambrosia, Clementine, Serge
Totally out there baby names
You don't have the typical job and you don't want your child to either. You're an artist and you love to be the center of attention – my guess? You're some sort of celebrity – even if just in your own mind.
Examples: Apple, Kal-El, Coco
Old-school baby names
When you go out grocery shopping, you often wonder what happened to the good ol' days where people respected their elders, understood and used manners, and everyone paid in cash. While you realize the world is changing for the better too, you wish everyone could hold on to some of the traditions that made things a little simpler.
Examples: Alice, Henry, Olive
Gender-friendly baby name
You don't like anyone telling you what you can and can't do and certainly not because of your gender. You like to bend the rules, but not to the point of getting anyone in trouble, so you're always looking for smart, harmless ways to stand out.
Examples: Charlie, Emerson, Cameron
What do you think – do you fit into one of these baby-naming groups?