After the birth of her first child, Theresa Walsh Giarrusso established two baby-naming rules:
1. Call your child by his/her first name
2. Stick with family names
Rule #1 seems logical to me. Rule #2 seems a bit restrictive — though I guess it depends on what your family tree looks like.
Later, Giarrusso added more rules, including:
-Be careful with funky spellings
-Don’t pick an overly popular name
-Don’t worry if friends’ or relatives’ kids have the same names
That last bit of advice seems especially sage to me — I’ve never agreed with the idea that anyone could have “dibs” on a baby name.
Do you have any naming rules of your own? What are they?
Source: What’s in a name? Trouble