Who says you have to choose a name before your child''s birth, or honor his great-grandfather by calling him Irwin? Buck tradition and borrow the techniques that follow--you'll find a just-right title for your tot.
By Paula Kashtan
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Landing on a name you absolutely love is definitely cause for a happy dance-unless your husband absolutely loves another name. "You can't live in two different towns, and you can't have two different names, and we all know that getting to choose a child's middle name isn't the same," says Laura Wattenberg, author of The Baby Name Wizard. You could take the "you name this baby, and I'll take the next one" route, but that assumes you'll have more than one child and requires one partner to have a heck of a lot of faith (and patience!).
"It's tempting to think, 'I'm giving birth to him, so I should get the final say,' but remember that the name is a powerful bridge to bonding with your baby," WattenbergRead More »from A Break-the-Rules Guide to the Perfect Baby Name