Victoria Beckham recently gave birth to Harper Seven. Singer Jewel named her son Kase Townes.
The slew of laboring celebrities brings lots of baby name ideas. (Maybe you’re liking the moniker “Alef” now thanks to Natalie Portman?) The quest for a baby name can be a fun challenge or a stressful endeavor.
If there aren’t any ideas that really grab you, head out to a place where there’s lots of kids of varying ages. If you’re searching for names in the spring or summer try the base/softball fields on a weekend. If you’re scouting in the fall, try a soccer park. Younger kids running around the fields often have their names on the back of their t-shirts or jerseys. You’re also bound to hear people shouting out names along the sidelines.
The soccer park is where I first met a Josephine. I watched the little girl dressed in a pink soccer uniform, sporting bouncy blonde curls tied in pink ribbons. As she darted in and out of the crowds toward her teammates, I saw the name “Josie” on her jersey and I fell in love with the moniker.
Of course this might also be a way to narrow down your list. If you hear a parent shouting “Pay attention Forest” three to five hundred times in the middle of soccer practice, or you watch a little Lucy meltdown momentously at a Vetta Sports, the names might lose their luster. But then again, if you’re torn between two names, listening to strangers cheer on a child with one of your top picks might break the tie!
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