Ok my friend, now it is time to name that little hip baby of yours. Picking baby names is one of the toughest decisions. What is in a meaning of a name? I mean really, you don’t want to name your kid something that means DEMON SEED or anything. What’s in a name? What fits best with your last name? I mean, come on, you might want to skip Ben Dover or Frank Furter for instance.

A name is so important, I mean, it can affect a poor kid all through adulthood. It can affect self esteem, it can also be a first impression from others. If you were set up on a blind date with a Dilbert or with a Jonathan, who would YOU choose? And you didn’t even have to see them? You are probably thinking “what kind of parents would name their kid Dilbert?” and that would lead to “if they could name their son Dilbert, what other weird traits did they hand down” OK OK OK I don’t want all the Dilberts to email me and cuss me out, I myself am not making the generalization I am just trying to predict what others would think. I mean…um.. Dilbert is a beautiful name.

And then you have to deal with your partner. You wouldn’t want to name your daughter after his first love would you? And you probably don’t want baby names that are so unique that when your child grows up and introduces theirself to others, all they hear is “what did you say your name was again?” On the other side, you don’t want the name that is too trendy that in first grade your child has to go by their first name and their last initial. And you also want to be able to find their name on those cheesy license plates at the souvenir shops right? mmm… maybe that’s still up in the air.

I have tried to make life a little easier for you when it comes to picking baby names. I have several lists here. The first is of Favorite Names, these names are a compilation of my favorites and some of my friends’ favorites. I also have a list of the most popular names for 2004 and 2005. I have some movie star baby names, I have Hawaiian names, Hispanic names, African American names, goddess names, Irish names, Hindu names, Arabic names, Greek names, English names and stay tuned for more lists.