2. How does the first name blend with the last name? Your child will probably not thank you to become one of those unfortunates with the name Stan Still, Anna Sassin, Ima Pig, Jo King or Daisy Picking. (True story)
3. How hard will it be for him or her to learn their own name? Or to learn how to spell it? You may want to give your child a very unique flowery name but try to avoid making it too difficult for people to understand. There are some pretty complicated names out there, and many of them inspire impatience more than admiration. If a child is always having to correct everyone on how to say her name, that is an easy way to inspire teasing and deliberate miss-speaking of her name on the playground.
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That is not to say that all unique names should be avoided! There are many little used names that may be perfect for your child. Or you could make up your own like many people like to do. Just be sure to be thinking of the list above when you do!