I’m now at an age where many of my friends are having children. How quickly times change. It wasn’t that long ago when they were getting in at 3AM; now they are getting up at 3AM to change nappies!
Some of my friends have always had names in their head for what to call their kids. Whereas, others ponder for hours over baby naming books, choosing something which sounds just right.
What is actually in a name, and does it really matter what you call your newborn? What’s better – a name that stands out, or one that fits in? Fitting in is expected – it’s non disruptive. Take Andrew Smith for example, a nice normal name. It doesn’t offend, but merely blends quietly into the background.