Choosing a name for your baby is a massive responsibility. Some people know from childhood what they would like to call their children, other people can't decide even when they have to register the birth. Here, I've tried to break down some of the criteria you may use to help choose a name.
Some people like to evoke places that are important to them through their choice of name. David and Victoria Beckham's first child, Brooklyn, was reputedly named after the borough in New York City, although they have dispelled this idea since. The increasingly popular girls' name 'Isla' is based on the name of the Isle of Islay. You can think of others... Florence, Paris although both of these actually have derivations other than the place name.
Next time I'll talk about the processes that some people go through to choose a name.
I'd love to hear about what you think is important when choosing a name in the comments below.
When you've chosen your child's name you could check out my collection of handmade name pillows and see if you'd like one for their nursery.