Tuesday, September 25, 2007

How To Convert From Male Baby Names To Female Baby Names

The predominant languages in the world are English, Chinese, Egyptian, Spanish, French, and Arabic. Those languages are widely spoken in many countries. We are going to teach how to convert male baby names to female baby names of the predominant languages in the world.

You will be able to convert most of the baby names, since English, Chinese, Egyptian, Spanish, French, and Arabic are widely spoken in many countries. It is helps to know the gender of the baby names. It is relief to know for beholder of the name that their name matches their own gender.

Egyptians add ET or IT at the end of the male baby names to convert to female baby names. For example, Nefer is a male baby name which means beauty. The female forms of Nefer are Neferet who is a popular Queen of Egypt. Another example, Pasherit is a female form of Pasher. Although most Egyptian baby names can be use for female or male, many baby names are convertible to female baby names.

As for Spanish baby names, the sound of letter A or letter A at the end of the baby names convert male baby names to female baby names. For example, Adriana, Carlita, Delfina, Elvira, Francisca, and Graciana are female forms of Adrian, Carlito, Delfin, Elviro, Francisco, and Graciano respectively.

The French adds letter E at the end of the male baby names to convert to female baby names. For example, Jeane, Jeanette, Jeanine, Jeanne, and Jenette are female baby names of Jean. It is derive from John which means Jehovah is gracious.

The Arabic speaking people adds the letter A or H to convert the male baby names to female baby names. For example, Abdullah, Bashira, Fatinah, Halimah, Jameelah, Myrna, Rahimateh, and Sharika are female form of Abdul, Bashir, Fatin, Halim, Jameel, Myrn, Rahim, and Sharik respectively.

The meaning of most Chinese baby names is general. It applies to female or male. So, most Chinese baby names can be used as female or male baby names.

English baby names have many origins. The names are culturally enriched. First, we must determine the origin. Then, we used the simple rules above.

About the author

Dennis Estrada is a webmaster of unique baby names, how to tell if baby names are female, and baby names analysis websites.

Monday, September 24, 2007

How To Tell If The Baby Names Are Female

Parents prepare a male and female unique baby names. Some baby names only apply to female baby. Although the medical advancement have improved to tell the gender, the gender is sometimes hard to tell. And sometimes, parents like to wait to keep the excitement.

At the first few weeks, it is too early to tell the gender of the baby. Doctors use ultrasound to determine the gender of the baby during the prenatal care. Now, a blood test may be able to tell the gender of the baby. However, many Doctors are questioning the ethics of the blood test at this time.

The ET and IT at the end of the Egyptian baby names signify a female baby names. For example, Neferet who was an Egyptian Queen is an Egyptian female baby name. Pasherit is another example. By the way, most Egyptian baby name can be applied to male or female.

The Spanish baby names that end with the letter A signify a female baby name. For example, Adriana, Beatrisa, Carlita, Delfina, Elvira, Francisca, Graciana, Isabella, and Julieta are female baby names. Spanish are spoken in many countries. So, many countries follow the same principle.

The French baby names that end with letter E signify a female baby name. For example, Jeane, Jeanette, Jeanine, Jeanne, and Jenette are female baby names of Jean. Jean is French baby name of John. Many countries follow the same principle, because French are spoken in many countries too.

The Arabic baby names that end with letter A or H signify a female baby name. For example, Abdullah, Bashira, Fatinah, Halimah, Jameelah, Laila, Myrna, Rahimateh, and Sharika are female baby names.

Chinese baby names can be applied to male or female baby, because the meanings of the baby name are general and vague.

Some origins of baby name are culturally enriched. In that case, the gender of the baby name is hard to tell. Unless you are really familiar with the language, the gender of the baby name is hard to tell.

About the author

Dennis Estrada is a webmaster of unique baby names, baby name analysis, and Arabic baby names websites.

Naming Your Baby: 5 Helpful Tips for Personalising Your Baby Naming Ceremony

Baby naming ceremonies, in one form or another, have a history practically as old as man. What is new are the original ideas new parents keep coming up with for the traditional baby naming ceremony.

Naming ceremonies are fulfilling and meaningful experiences to name and welcome a new baby. Some religious baby naming ceremonies offer a bit of flexibility. But many parents are designing their own naming ceremonies to suit their own personal tastes.

Whichever route you choose, you're guaranteed to have an unforgettable and creative baby naming ceremony when you include an Instant Photo Guest Book in the festivities. This distinctive combination photo album and guest book will capture your special event the Instant it happens, to enjoy immediately - and for years to come.

Here are 5 tips to help make your naming ceremony as unique as your precious new baby:

1. Naming Ceremonies Cross All Religious & National Boundaries

A baby naming ceremony is a great alternative to the traditional Christening. There are lots of options to personalise your naming ceremony. You can have it as formal or informal, religious, traditional or untraditional as you choose. Naming ceremonies range from traditional religious baby naming ceremonies like the Jewish baby naming ceremony) to having the naming ceremony conducted in the local registry office by a registrar to having a simple ceremony at home conducted by a family friend.

Hint: If the naming is taking place weeks or months after the baby is born, try to schedule it for a time of day when you know the baby will be at its most sociable and alert state. The last thing you want is a cranky guest of honour!

2. Baby Naming Ceremony - A Celebration for All Family & Friends

Your baby's godparents (also referred as mentors or even 'odd-parents') deserve a special place of honor at the baby naming ceremony, but keep in mind that all family relationships and friendships are deepened with the naming ceremony celebration. Your wider circle of family and friends usually enjoys these unique ceremonies because baby naming ceremonies stem from the concept that each adult present at the ceremony is in part responsible for the care of the child.

Hint: To include all the guests as special participants at your baby naming ceremony, go around the room and take Polaroid photos of your guests. Then have them write a personal wish for the baby's future on a page of your Instant Photo Guest Book.

3. Jewish Baby Naming Ceremonies

In Judaism, a newborn boy's naming is a religious ceremony called a brit mila meaning ritual circumcision. This takes place the eighth day after the baby's birth. Designing a Jewish baby naming ceremony for a girl, a simchat bat (birth celebration for a girl) is more flexible as there's no "official" ceremony to perform. It's traditional for Jewish babies (boys and girls alike) to be named for a deceased family member. This keeps lost loved ones "present" for the next generation.

Hint: Many Jewish families use only the first letter of the name they're memorializing, such as Hannah for Grandpa Herb or Stephen for Aunt Sarah. When guests make entries in your Instant Photo Guest Book, ask them to include a meaningful word starting with the first letter of the baby's new name.

4. Naming Significance - Announce & Explain the Names That Have Been Chosen

Choosing the name of the new baby is not a simple task. In some cultures the name of the parent or a respected friend or relative is given to the child. Other cultures and Jewish baby naming ceremonies give the name of a deceased relative to honor the memory of the ancestors. In other cultures, the religious elders are consulted to provide a name that will bring good fortune to the child. No matter what method is used, the choice of the given name is important. The naming ceremony serves to identify this new baby as someone who exists as a unique individual - with a name that has meaning. Often, the meaning of the name is explained as part of the ceremony.

For example, Emily, which means eager or industrious, has held its own as one of the most popular girls' names since 1880. Michael is another classic, derived from Hebrew and meaning "a gift from God." What could be better?

Hint: Prior to the baby naming ceremony, pick a close friend or family member. Allowing plenty of time, ask them to prepare the naming presentation and be sure to add this entry to your Photo Guest Book album as a keepsake for memories long after the naming ceremony is over!

5. Baby Naming Ceremony - Accepting the Invitation

Understanding the significance of being an attendee to a baby naming ceremony, next time you are asked to attend a naming ceremony, you will respond with the knowledge that you are following a tradition that goes back to the dawn of mankind. You are the recipient of a special honor and carry a special responsibility to share in the nurturing of a new life!

Hint: If you are attending a family or special friend's baby naming ceremony, volunteer to be the one who creates the Instant Photo Guest Book Album. Be in charge of taking the Polaroid pictures and getting all the guests to write their personal sentiments and then present it as a special gift to the parents the instant the celebration is over!

About the author

Helen Rankin, Founder of Instant Forever - http://www.instantforever.com helps you capture your baby memories forever. Instant Forever's Adesso Album is the only guest book alternative for UK and European families to capture their baby naming ceremony in an Instant in both pictures and words. Capture your naming ceremony instantly and preserve it Forever with a http://www.instantforever.com/baby_albums.html

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Naming Your Baby - How To Sort Through The Options

For some expectant parents, naming their baby is easy and straightforward. Some parents have had a name in mind for many years. Some may have already decided the baby is going to be named after members of the family. For some it's simply the case that they know of a name they like and would love to give to their child.

For other parents, finding a name is rather more complex. With the Internet being a great source of information on just about anything under the sun, there are many places where one can look at lists of information on names - popularity, origin and meaning, even names of celebrities if a parent feels inspired to name their newborn after someone they admire.

But how to choose? With the existence and popularity of the Internet, as well as society becoming more multi-cultural, the variety of possible names is so large that it can be overwhelming.

And, another question that is often asked is how many names to go for?

This matter is easier to solve than the first. When children grow up, they tend to love having more than one name. I recommend that unless there is good reason to just have the one name, I'd consider giving your child at least one more. After all, it's a special gift they can cherish for the many years to come.

I would recommend two to four names. Again, unless there is a good reason for more, I think four is a reasonable "limit". Any more than that and it gets difficult for a growing child to remember their full name.

Choosing the name, or names, can be a bit complex, but there are some pieces of advice I can give you.

- If there are a few names you are considering, see how well those names work with the child's surname. Some names work together, some don't. By trying out the various combinations, you will soon see what works.

- Although there is a trend for unusual first names, especially amongst celebrities, I would not recommend going for any name that just looks like someone stuck some random syllables together. This probably goes without saying, but the trend did come from somewhere and the children given those names will have to live with them. What may sound cute now may go out of fashion. It's better to choose a beautiful name with a true meaning.

- The same goes for naming children after current celebrities. In some cases this works, in some cases it doesn't, so I wouldn't recommend this option without due consideration.

- There are some names that have lasted through the ages, and that have still not lost their popularity. Names like Michael and David, Hannah and Sarah, are often considered strong names that work well. It's easy to look up popular names online.

- Some people hear a name and envision a personality they associate with that name. It can be fun and helpful to do this. What do you think of when you hear the name Sarah? This is just an example, but it can offer practical help.

- If you have a special bond with a member of your family, or a friend, you could consider their names for your child. Usually this goes for a second or third name. It's an honour to have a baby named after you. And a name chosen in this manner will often endear the child to those members of your family and friends even more.

- If you would like an unusual name for your baby, but you aren't too sure if it will work for a first name, you could always add it as a second or third name as well, or even a fourth. This way your child has the choice of using it when they grow up, when one decides what they like to be addressed as.

These are just a few pointers, but I hope they have given you some inspiration and perhaps eased your search a little. Good luck! I'm sure you will find the perfect name for your baby.

About the author

This article has been submitted in affiliation with http://www.BabyNameVote.Com/ which is a site for Baby Names.

Monday, September 10, 2007

How to Avoid Baby Name Disasters

What's in a name? A lot more than some people might think. After all, a child's life may not be impacted by being named "Mark Maas" but would the same be true if he were named "Pete Maas"? The following are a list of things one should think about before assigning a child a name they will have to live with for the next eighteen years.

1.) Cute doesn't last forever.

Cute baby names aren't so cute once they aren't babies. As a matter of fact, according the Social Security Administration of the US, the name "Baby" has been one of the top 1000 baby names for the past fourteen years.

So, what wrong with cute names like "Baby" or "Chance"? The thing people tend to overlook is that at some point these children grow up. You are less likely to be taken seriously on a professional level if your name sounds like a nickname one would use for an infant or pet poodle. I imagine many of the girls named "Baby" find themselves before a judge to have it changed as soon as they are legally able to.

2.) Pun names aren't funny.

Some parents think it's clever or funny to name their child a rhyme or pun such as "Candy Kane" or "Holly Wood". There is nothing that makes a child a potential target at school quicker than having an obvious gag name. Avoid the temptation and your child will thank you for it later.

3.) Just because some stars do it, doesn't mean you should.

We all know that over in Tinsel Town folks come up with some pretty unusual baby names for their kids. Let's face it; stars are known to jump on the band wagon for bad trends. Even with the advantage that their parents' notoriety offers, you better believe that it still won't completely shield those children from being teased on the playground.

You simply can not name your child "Fifi Trixibell" and not expect them to have one strike against them the minute they first walk through the doors of Junior High. You may as well just paint a target on their forehead.

4.) Mizzpelled names aren't Kool.

If you are going to give your child a classic name but want to add a little special something by changing the spelling around, please do not maul the word so badly that no one is able to recognize it. If you are considering adding an "X" and a "Q" to the name Leon or Anne, you can bet that no one would be able to sound it out. After a certain point misspelled names stop looking artistic and start looking outlandish. Creating a confusing name for your child isn't doing them any favors.

Remember when in doubt ask yourself: Would I be embarrassed if I were named this? Would kids have teased me for this name back when I was in school? Would he/she be taken seriously in a professional setting with this name? Does it flow well with his/her last name? While ultimately we all have our own style, we must always remember that it's our children who have to live with our choices. So be sure to factor them into your decision.

About the author

Dawn Sholun is a Work at Home Mom living in Connecticut with her two beautiful little girls. Her current focus is on her online community at http://www.megamommies.com that features free blogs, WAH job listings and more for Moms!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Naming a Newborn - Numerology, Predestination & Synchronicity

In our opinion, the best way to select the most appropriate name for a baby is to remove any ego-self from the equation. What we mean is that you need to "get out of the way," and let the name come to you. Whatever name feels best is the most fitting name.

If you are expecting, and if you haven't been already, soon you'll be inspired with a wonderful name. After you decide on the name, then perhaps you can get into the name numerology to learn more about the soul that you are welcoming.

At the same time, according to the theory of predestination, whatever method you decide on in selecting the baby's name and whatever you decide to name it, the baby will always have the most appropriate name. This means that nobody misnames a baby, even if a "mistake" is made on the birth certificate. Some people don't like their birth names. From numerologists' point of view, this is a subtle form of self-hate. Some people who don't like their names may have hidden self-rejection having to do with past life circumstances, as reflected in the charts.

How does each soul go to the right body? According to life- between-life research by Dr Michael Newton, there exists a synchronicity in our Universe and there are no accidents or mistakes. In other words, a soul is always born into the most appropriate body for the lessons and karma it needs to experience. This is all planned out by our higher-selves long before we incarnate.

Two schools of thought exist in naming a baby: naming the baby whatever feels most right, or attempting to attract a soul that matches what you want in a name. We feel the first method is best, but perhaps whatever method used is predestined, no matter how it may unfold.

Translations for letters to numbers are below: ajs = 1 bkt = 2 clu = 3 dmv = 4 enw = 5 fox = 6 gpy = 7 hqz = 8 ir = 9

Example: Jon Allen Smith =>

j/1 + o/6 + n/5 = 12/3 (fadic addition: 12/3 => 1+2 = 3) a/1 + l/3 + l/3 + e/5 + n/5 = 17/8 s/1 + m/4 + i/9 + t/2 + h/8 = 24/6

Adding the totals from each part of the full name => 3 + 8 + 6 = 17/8

The Full Name Total is 8.

The Full Name Total is one of many important aspects in the numerology charts. It's associated with, among other things, a person's abilities.

Which number is best? There is no best number. Each number represents sets of distinct energies; energies that are balanced, over-balanced, or under-balanced.

Each position in the numerology charts represents different personality or predictive features. Some are linked more strongly with personality challenges, some with talent, some with innate desires, some with persona, some with timing, etc.

Copyright © 2007 Scott Petullo, Stephen Petullo

About the author

Scott Petullo and Stephen Petullo are identical twins and have been exploring metaphysics since the early 1980's. They are experts in the fields of prediction, personal fate, love life, and past life regression, and are natural psychics and mediums. Get their free report: 13 Spiritual and New Age Myths and 11 Questions to Ask before hiring Psychic. http://www.mystictwins.com http://www.holisticmakeover.com

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Sensational Baby Boy Names And Baby Girl Names From The Daring 1900s

The 20th Century had just started and baby boy names and baby girl names reflected the hopes and dreams for a prosperous era. The romance of the 1890s lingered on and new parents felt upbeat about the future.

Baby names often take on the flavor of the times. In 1904, the musicals by George M. Cohan had everyone singing "I'm a Yankee Doodle Boy," and "Give My Regards to Broadway." "Mamzelle Champagne" was pulling in the crowds at the Madison Square Theater on Broadway. The mood was light-hearted, and may have been responsible for the musical-sounding names of the times such as Bertha, Rose, Marie, and Harry.

From 1900 to 1909 there was a mood of daring in the air and unrest around the world. There were stirrings of revolution in Russia and full-blown revolution in Panama. The Victorian era came to an end in 1901 with the death of Queen Victoria, one of the last great monarchs.

But good times were here as well. In 1903 the Wright brothers made their first successful flight. In 1904, construction started on the Panama Canal. And in 1905, Albert Einstein and renowned physicist and mathematician Mileva Maric, set the world on fire with the Theory of Relativity. The 10 top baby boy names from 1900 to 1909, in order of popularity, were John, William, James, George, Robert, Joseph, Frank, Edward, and Thomas. They were strong names and all were names of saints.

John (Hebrew) means "honorable;" William (English) means "staunch protector;" James (English) means "steadfast;" George (Greek) means "loving the land;" Charles (German) means "well-loved;" Robert (English) means "brilliant;" Joseph (Hebrew) means "supported by God;" Frank (short for Francis) comes from the Latin and means "free spirit;" Edward (Anglo-Saxon) means "defender;" and Thomas (Aramaic) means "twin."

As for the top baby girl names of 1900 to 1909, they, too, were powerful yet lyrical names that would have been found in most of the songs of the day. Just saying these beautiful names makes your heart sing. They are the names of saints, empresses, queens, painters and poets.

These names, in order of their popularity, are Mary, Helen, Margaret, Anna, Ruth, Elizabeth, Dorothy, Marie, Florence, and Mildred.

Mary (Hebrew) means "spiritual;" Helen (Greek) means "beautiful;" Margaret (Greek) means "treasured pearl;" Anna (Greek-Latin form of "Hannah") means "loving;" Ruth (Hebrew) means "loyal friend;" Elizabeth (Hebrew) means "beauty;" Dorothy (Greek) means "gift of God;" Marie (French) means "spiritual;" Florence (Latin) means "flowering blossom;" and Mildred (Old English) means "gentle."

The first decade of the 20th Century ended the way it started - on a high note. The era of the motor car was just around the corner. People had jobs and they had food on the table. The future looked bright.

The wonderful baby boy names continued into the next decade unchanged. The musical baby girl names even added a few new names in the 1910s.

About the author

Benedict Manovill is a leading name historian and calligrapher. His works are in collections around the world. His custom-made name scrolls are a unique and treasured gift. To learn about your own name, visit his Web site at http://www.giftscrolls4u.com