Choosing a baby name can be a stressful process!  Many family, friends, and even strangers will be happy to offer you suggestions. But ultimately it is your decision to make.

When considering baby names  it is good to try avoiding embarrassing initials, a lifetime of corrections, and over-popularity.

With my own children I chose "Tasha Nikhi" for my daughter and "Chase Daniel" for my son. My daughter's name "Tasha" was one I had liked for a long time, and her middle name "Nikhi" was given in honor of her grandmother. My Son's name "Chase" was chosen by my daughter, and his middle name "Daniel" was after his uncle.

There are no hard and fast rules for choosing a baby name. The most important thing is that the name is something you like! Maybe the "2011 most popular baby names" will give you inspiration.

The Top 10 Baby Names of 2011

Girls

  1. Sophia
  2. Isabella
  3. Emma
  4. Olivia
  5. Ava
  6. Emily
  7. Abigail
  8. Madison
  9. Mia
  10. Chloe

Boys

  1. Jacob
  2. Mason
  3. William
  4. Jayden
  5. Noah
  6. Michael
  7. Ethan
  8. Alexander
  9. Aiden
  10. Daniel