Tuesday, May 12, 2009
So You've Got A Name...Who Else Has The Same?
I stumbled into this Names Directory site and tried to find out whether my name is included in its listings of popular names out of fun and curiosity. I merely typed my first name and I was totally surprised to see the listing included my full name...first name and last name included! I was just browsing through this site having nothing much to do for that day and lo, this fun surfing adventure made me realize there are other Richards out there with exactly the same last name as mine - and I feared that this may result into some confusion and even nasty complications later on.
Well, I guess I accidentally stumbled into some useful need for this Names Directory site!
If you are to name your baby, don't just pick it up somewhere! Make sure it is unique to avoid potential future complications and/or mistaken identity (specially with credit reporting bureaus)! Check the chosen names against this site's listings! Check whether it is included in this site's database of popular names. If they are, then avoid them! Avoid them for the baby's sake! Avoid those common names to save the baby from potentially difficult situations in the future!
Choosing a name for a baby is not as simple as it may seem. You need to realize that as the world's population grows bigger and bigger, and the chances of you giving your baby a name so common that he or she may have so many namesakes all over the globe is something we need to take into consideration at all times! The potential risk to your child can simply be enormous. For one, your child may have a namesake with a bad credit rating, even a criminal record, or any derogatory marks.
When choosing a name, make sure it is unique! Check it first against this Names Directory!