Learn How To Find Combination Names For babies From Parents’ Names


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One of the most vexing problems every parent faces is around choosing a suitable name for their child. Everyone is on the lookout for that perfect name - easy to pronounce and spell, unique, meaningful, respectful and relevant culturally. Phew! That's a lot, isn't it?

And as if that wasn't enough, parents today are also looking for a name that reflects their own. Easier said than done? We think not! Read on for some tricks to find a baby name from parents' names.

Tips To Finding Combination Names For Babies From Parents' Names

Arriving at a baby name from the parents' respective names is a much-loved technique used by couples who have explored other venues for finding a satisfactory name, but are left unimpressed. By keeping what you love about both your names, you end up with a name that is unique and also does not alienate either parent!

There are many cool tricks that can help you arrive at a combination of names of parents for babies.

1st Tip - Separate the syllables of both names and try pairing them

This is all the rage anyway, isn't it? Whether it's Virushka, Brangelina or Deepveer, we love putting syllables of two names together to come up with something catchy. Why not use it to arrive at a baby name from the parents' respective names too? The challenge here is that unlike Virushka and Deepveer, a baby's name is not just a Twitter hashtag and must have some meaning.

Let's look at an example.

  • Mom's name: Namrata and Dad's name: Kshitij.

  • Baby boy names matching with parents' name: Naksh (Prosperity), Samrat (Emperor), Amrit (Nectar)

  • Baby girl names matching with parents' name: Akshita (Wonderful), Namita (Precious), Raksha (Protection)

Simple, isn't it?

2nd Tip - Add a meaningful prefix or a suffix to get a unique name

Try looking up prefixes or suffixes that will make a name relevant to your culture, religion, language or traditions. These can then be added to the combination of names of parents for babies to arrive at multiple unique alternatives.

Let's look at an example here too:

  • Mom's name: Anya, Dad's name: Amogh

  • Baby boy names matching with parents' name: Praghya (Wisdom) - Adding the Sanskrit prefix "Pra" to the syllables from parent names

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3rd Tip - Use last names meaningfully

Another recent trend while creating baby name from parents' name is to use the mother's first and last names meaningfully. For too long moms have felt left out of the baby's name altogether

Some tricks you can use to honour the mother and her family while putting together combination names for babies from parents' names:

  1. For a baby boy, consider the mother's last name as the baby's first name. For example, if the mother's name is Meera Akash, her baby boy can be named Akash

  2. For either gender, the mother's last name can be used as the baby's middle name. A celebrity example of this is famous director Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Before you move on...

Remember, eventually your baby's name must be a name that both parents love and your baby grows up to like. So, use the tips above and get creative when you derive the baby name from parents' names. We are sure you'll enjoy this little game and finally come up with something unusual, yet amazing.

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