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1) The most obvious way to select a name is to just have both parents talk about it until they reach a decision. Most parents can come to agreements this way, although others may be more fixated on their own name choices. If selecting a baby name becomes difficult, try methods below.
2) The father picks a boy name and mother picks a girl name before gender of child is known (or vice versa). If either parent does not like a name, they can veto name. For example, if father picks "John" for boy's name and mother does not like it, she can veto. The father then has to pick another name. This process continues until both parents pick names that are mutually acceptable. This method works best for parents that are not too picky about names. Otherwise, process could last a long time.
3) If you want to involve friends and family, what you will need to do is make a list of names. Choose names that you are most passionate about and make list as concise as possible. Have friends and family rate names on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being best (or rank them from favorite to least favorite). The parents can easily print out these surveys on paper or send by email. Total up scores and see what people around you think.
The reach a decision, parents must agree on a process and then follow it. In summary, following these simple steps can take stress and difficulty out of selecting a baby's name.
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