英文名建议
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家长应该如何为宝宝起英文名?//How Parents Choose Names for their Babies

给宝宝取名字的时候,各国的父母会根据各地文化不同采取不同方式。即便我们坚持自己的传统,但是我们仍然可以从其他国家父母为孩子取名的方式中获取相应的灵感。 我们来聊一聊美国的父母是如何给宝宝取名字的。美国父母常常在怀孕期间就已经商定好名字了(有的甚至在怀孕前就已经确定)。

How parent choose names


许多父母在取名字的时候也许不会过多考虑这个名字的含义以及给人的感觉,而仅仅是用这个名字纪念某位家族成员。这种情况并不罕见。例如,用祖母或者祖父的名字作为宝宝中间的名字。这些名字也可以来自于家庭的其他成员,或者是使用名字的男性或女性化变体。 另一个重要的影响因素是名字的使用广度。许多父母并不愿意选一个非常流行的名字,因为当孩子长大的时候,在他的班级中会有三四个朋友与他同名。即便有一些父母并不在意这些,但是仍然有一些希望选择具有特点的名字。 还有一个父母会考虑的因素那就是名字所代表的性别。即便有些父母偏向于选择男性或女性化特征明确的名字,但是有一些父母并不介意,甚至会使用中性化的名字。

有些父母为了保证将来别人会用正真的名字称呼自己的孩子,因而选择一些不能简化为昵称的名字。另一方面,有一些父母责希望选择那些可以有昵称的名字,从而在一定情况下可以使称呼更加简洁,也显得更可爱。 有些父母希望选择那些具有宗教意味的名字。当特别家人中有外国人的情况时候也会考虑其它国家的情况。 对于起名字来说,并没有固定的守则,毕竟这是一件关于个人喜好以及个人风格的事情。父母的风格各异,会喜欢古典的、时尚的、强大的、经典的、特别的、长的或者短的,等等。 父母为孩子取名字的时候,有很多因素需要考虑。如果你有关于这方面的任何的问题或者疑惑,请不要犹豫,立刻联系我们吧! 

  When choosing a name for their babies, parents from different countries go through different processes depending on the culture of each place. Even though we are likely to stick to our own traditions, we might get some inspiration from the way parents choose a name in other countries.

Let's talk a little bit about what people consider when picking a baby name in the US, for example. Parents usually agree on a name during pregnancy (and sometimes even have it picked out before getting pregnant).  Other than looking at the meaning and thinking about the feel of the name, many parents choose to honor someone in their families with their choice. It's not uncommon, for example, to use a grandmother or grandfather's name as a middle name for your baby. Inspiration can come from other members of the family as well, using variations or feminine/masculine versions.

How parent choose names

Another important aspect is the popularity of the name. Many parents don't want to choose a very popular or trendy name because as their child grows, they will have 3 or 4 friends with the same name in their school class. While some people don't care about that, others want something more unique. Other factor people usually think about is the gender definition of a name. While some parents prefer to choose something that is clearly feminine or masculine, others don't mind and even like to use unisex names. 

Some parents also want to choose names that can't be shortened to nicknames, in order to make sure their children will be called by their actual name. Others, on the other hand, want a name that comes with great nickname options to make things shorter and cuter depending on the situation. Some people also want to find a name with a religious significance, or something that can be easily pronounced in a second language if one of the parents or families is foreign.

Other than these guidelines, it's just a matter of preference and style. Some parents like names that are vintage, trendy, strong, classic, foreign, exotic, short, long, etc. Many different things come to the equation for parents trying to find the perfect name for their unborn baby. If you have questions or doubts about any of these aspects, don't hesitate to contact us!

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