If I missed anything or you think something is unnecessary, please drop it down in the comments below! ^^
THINGS THAT YOU REALLY SHOULD INCLUDE:
- Your surname’s first initial — For example, if your surname starts with a T, & you post WDTY of [name_m]Roman[/name_m] [name_u]Asher[/name_u]?, us Berries will probably catch what you obviously missed. It also helps to avoid alliteration.
- How many syllables are in your last name, so people can judge the flow.
- If this kiddo will have older siblings — in the picture or not — ADD THEIR NAMES. It gives people responding a chance to not repeat names & also make sure that this potential baby name goes well with the siblings.
- If you absolutely know that the next kid will have blank name, tell us that name. For example, If you’re having a girl but know your firstborn boy will be named [name_m]Kristoff[/name_m] [name_u]Andre[/name_u], people will know to pick names that go well with [name_m]Kristoff[/name_m] [name_u]Andre[/name_u].
- Names you’re already considering for this baby. Suggestions are more helpful if we know your style! ^^
- Speaking of naming styles, what is your style? Traditional names, creative spellings, Catholic names, nature names, et cetera et cetera. [name_m]Just[/name_m] something as simple as that will help a lot!
THINGS THAT MIGHT BE HANDY TO KNOW BUT ARE OPTIONAL:
- Names you considered for any older siblings. It gives people more insight to your style.
- Something your last name rhymes with, to avoid rhyming names. But this can easily be spotted without help, hence why it’s in the “optional” section.
- Cousin names, names of exes, family members you don’t want to honor, etc. etc. — Things you can’t use, ESPECIALLY if they’re common and/or flow well. ([name_m]Tip[/name_m]: You may want to add privacy filters to these names, so nobody can google this post. You can write [name_f]Mira[/name_f] as M!r@ & [name_u]Schuyler[/name_u] as S(huyl3r, for example. It’s good to include at least two special characters if you can, because some internet browsers see through them.)
- Your country of residence — If you plan on moving to a different country in the immediate future, knowing that country would also be helpful.
- Your ethnicity & the ethnicity of people around you& your child — If you’re Chinese and your husband is Mexican-American, people will suggest names that are easy to pronounce in Chinese, [name_f]English[/name_f], AND Spanish. (If that’s even possible, hehe. )
- If you’re comfortable with sharing it, your actual surname. It gives a clearer picture of what works with it. )
[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps!