by: Ian Byrd
When it comes to naming their baby, people tend to fall into two broad categories: those who want a unique name for their child and those who feel fine selecting a common name. Naturally, there are pros and cons to both choices. Let's first look at unique names.
An uncommon baby name will give your child a unique stamp for the rest of his or her life. People will be certain to remember the moment they met your child if their name causes a double take. An unconventional name will make a wonderful conversation starter, especially if there is an interesting story behind it. Your child may even grow to take great pride in their unique and thoughtful name.
On the other hand, this unique name may be the cause of ridicule, especially as your baby goes through school. Not all people will appreciate the individuality of an uncommon name. Perhaps your child will rue the lifelong attention directed at them at every introduction. Your child may even chose to go by another name to blend in with their peers.
Baby Names - Unique Or Common?
About The Author
Ian Byrd runs an online service to help you chose your baby's name: http://www.top-100-baby-names.us.