18/08/2007

Naming your child- is it child’s play?

I had an easy time of it. To quote a cliché naming my daughter was ‘child’s play. All that I ensured was that the name was feminine.

Increasingly as this report suggests, parents have become obsessed in naming their child as if their future depends on it. Granted, we should ensure that the name is not a cause for embarrassment.

“child's name has become an emblem of individual taste more than a reflection of
family traditions or cultural values. “ We live in a marketing-oriented
society," says Bruce Lansky, a former advertising executive and author of eight
books on baby names, including "100,000 + Baby Names." "People who understand
branding know that when you pick the right name, you're giving your child a head
start."