Aside from making the choice to bring a little bouncing baby into this world, naming him or her is one of the hardest steps. Here are a few suggestions to help you out, as well as a list of 2010′s most popular names in several different categories.
Baby naming suggestions:
- Choose a baby name which is easy to pronounce
- Make sure it sounds good with your last name.
- Give your baby a meaningful name (you can look up the meaning of names online or at a bookstore)
- Consider avoiding common names (this one can be tough, since typically popular names are popular for a reason).
- Take suggestions from friends and relatives.
- With all of the above in mind, remember name calling and teasing is still prevalent.
Great Baby Names for 2010
Baby Boy Names: Aiden, Alijah, Brady, Braylon, Caleb, Hugo, Lucas, Mason
Baby Girl Names: Ainsley, Amari, Brooke, Fiona, Gabriella, Hailey, Jayla, Kendall, Mia, Mila, Paige, Valentina
2010 Baby Names – Religious and Biblical Influences
Baby Boy Names: Aaron, Asher, Gabriel, Joseph, Joshua, Luke, Noah, Solomon
Baby Girl Names: Ann, Delilah, Eden, Esther, Jane, Naomi
2010 Baby Names Influenced by the Economy
Baby Boy Names: Ace, Cash, Diego, Jacob, Owen, Ryder, Shane, Tucker
Baby Girl Names: Aubrey, Carly, Daphne, Elsa, Harper, Harley, Heidi, Lola, Marley, Riley, Stella
2010 Baby Names Inspired by Celebrities
Baby Boy Names: Anthony, Brody, Chace, Jonah, Jonas, Penn, Sebastian, Tristan
Baby Girl Names: Blake, Evangeline, Hayden, January, Leighton, Miley, Scarlett, Taylor
2010 Baby Names Inspired by History and Politics
Baby Boy Names: Abraham, Anderson, Barack, Carter, Immanuel, Jackson, Jefferson, Tyler
Baby Girl Names: Arianna, Eleanor, Hillary, Kennedy, Madeline, Madison, Reagan, Taylor
2010 Baby Names Inspired by Sports
Baby Boy Names: Brady, Colt, Colton, Daniel, Eli, Evan
Baby Girl Names: Bethanie, Melanie, Natalie, Peyton, Serena
2010 Baby Names Inspired by TV, Movies, and Music
Baby Boy Names: Campbell, Charlie, Cooper, Edward, Grey, Max, Sterling
Baby Girl Names: Amelia, Bella, Betty, Isabella, Joan, Kylie, Layla, Mariah, Melody, Peggy
2010 Trends for Twins
Twin Boy Names: Caleb and Joshua, Elijah and Isaiah, Ethan and Evan, Isaac and Isaiah, James and John, Landon and Logan, Logan and Lucas, Matthew and Michael
Twin Girl Names: Addison and Avery, Ava and Emma, Ella and Emma, Faith and Hope, Gabriella and Isabella, Jayden and Jaylen, Olivia and Sophia
Twin Boy/Girl Names: Adrian and Adriana, Aiden and Ava, Caleb and Callie, Jordan and Jayden, Hayden and Hunter, Madison and Mason, Natalie and Nathan, Samuel and Sophia.
What do you think? Any you think should be added to the list?