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Moms Talk: What's in a Baby Name?

How did you go about choosing a moniker for you little one, and what were your concerns?

Last week in Moms Talk (dads, you're welcome to chime in, too!), we asked how you plan ahead for the back-to-school spending blitz.

Your children need fall clothes and new supplies and, of course, they want the latest gizmos. How do you balance their needs and wants without busting the budget? because we didn't receive a single response.

So, we'll soon be featuring a series of back-to-school must-haves to help you get a leg up on the season. Trust us, no one wants to hold on to summer as much as we do, so we feel your pain.

This week, we'd like to know: What method did you use to pick a baby name? Did you honor a relative? Did you pick one at random from the phone book? Or maybe you created your own name? Did you factor in how your child might be teased for his or her name? Do you have any advice for parents trying to choose a name?

Your voice is important to Moms Talk, so please leave a comment.

Stuart Rubenstein August 10, 2011 at 08:58 PM
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Libby Turpin August 11, 2011 at 01:40 PM
I loved naming our kids. I recently told my sister it would be fun to have more kids just so I could name them--kidding of course. We named our son Dean Francis after Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. We have since infused his life with Rat Pack info and music. Rat Pack music has been a staple in my husband and my life. Then, we named our daughter Ella, after Ella Fitzgerald. Again, keeping the Rat Pack theme alive. My daughter was thrilled when I bought her an Ella Fitzgerald CD. Names are fun. I can't wait to hear other stories.
Alissa Malerman August 11, 2011 at 05:13 PM
When we were expecting our first child, my husband and I were at odds over a name for a boy. He liked the name Finnegan and I was unsure about it. I thought it was too long and a bit too unconventional. Convinced I was having a girl, I struck a deal with my husband: We would name our son Finnegan if it was a boy, but I would get to choose the name if it was a girl. Seven years later, we are enjoying the name Finn. We tell him he got his name because when he was born, his feet were so big they looked like flippers, like fins. He loves that story. He is such a lover of water and swimming, the name was meant to be!

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