Share Your Baby-Naming Dilemma Here!

We’ve all been there—trying to break the tie between Chloe and Zoe, battling over how exactly we plan to spell Aidan. So partner American Baby is calling in the experts to help a few lucky parents-to-be who need some help settling on names for their future offspring.

Share your biggest naming dilemma here, and if you’re picked for the article, the baby-naming experts from Nameberry will offer their brilliant name suggestions, which will hopefully help you settle on the perfect one—no drama required.

But even if you aren’t picked for the Nameberry glory, I’d love to hear about your baby-naming dilemmas—and hopefully, I’ll be able to answer a reader question or two each week. You can send all inquiries to my handy-dandy new e-mail, lamilbrand AT Share your dilemma and your first name(s), and if you want to be considered for the American Baby story, I’ll need your city and state, too.

Looking forward to seeing what burning questions and gut-wrenching dilemmas you’re all facing—and hoping I can help you avoid the kind of drama I had when I named my oldest…

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  1. by Christine Martin

    On August 14, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    When we were expecting our first we decided not to find out the gender thus we had to come up with two possible names We decided not to tell anyone any of our possible choices after receiving a lot of unsolicited advice/feedback regarding names everyone else apparently had heard/thought of and so forth. The beauty is that once the baby arrives no one cares about the name they ate just overjoyed. Sure we didn’t get monogrammed gifts or anything ahead of time but avoiding the opinions of others actually kept the entire thing really intimate and special for me and my husband. We did the same with our second and also later with our surprise twins. We never found out the genders ahead of time whichever a lot of name combinations with the twins. We love our kids and love the surprise they each were

  2. by Annie

    On August 14, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    My husbands father passed away prior to us meeting. Before his father passed he told him “when u have a son, name him Michael after yourself. Because you were my greatest accomplishment”. Only problem is I’m Jewish and we don’t name babies after living people.

    HELP! My husband is always telling me we can’t defy his des father.. OY!

  3. by Jamie Schall

    On August 15, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Having trouble coming up with a boy name. I like the newer names like kayden, kai, kale, aiden, etc..however I wondering when my boy is a full grown man would this name be suitable, or are they just to young. I need a name that will grow with them, but I hate the common traditional names jush as eric, jake, tom, william etc.

  4. by Nicole

    On August 16, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Need a boys name. We didn’t find out the sex, baby is due in two weeks and still no boys name. We tossed around Austin, Logan, Jude, Zander. I hate Zander(hubby loves it so i thought it could be added to the list). I like the other three but i don’t love them… Any ideas?