The Key to a Happy Baby

Forget about a safe and loving home, extra-soft blankets, a warm bottle and doting parents, it seems the key to your baby’s happiness is all in his name.

According to the moms behind the uber-popular baby naming website, Namberry.com, an optimistic, peppy moniker goes a long way to insure that your newborn will project a positive aura in a society that drips of doom and gloom.

If you are about to bring an innocent child into this world filled with headlines featuring mass murderers, a dismal economy, international terrorism and cheating politicians, consider choosing a name which connotes happiness, hope and good will.

Some top choices include:

FOR GIRLS:

Amy

Beatrice

Bliss

Blythe

Bonnie

Edwina

Farah

Felicity

Hilary

Joy

Larissa

Leticia

Merry

Nadia

Sunshine

Tatum

FOR BOYS:

Asher

Auden

Bellamy

Darwin

Felix

Isaac

Jubal

Noam

Rafiq

Tate

If you don’t like any of the aforementioned names, then pick one inspired by the Happiest Place on Earth—-Disney… minus Mickey, Minnie and Donald and Goofy.

FOR GIRLS:

Adelade

Amelia

Ariel

Audrey

Aurora

Belle

Bianca

Cleo

Daisy

Dinah

Esmeralda

Eudora

Flora

Jasmine

Lilo

Nala

Violet

FOR BOYS:

Buzz

Dashiell

Django

Eric

Finn

Flynn

Gideon

Jasper

Milo

Nemo

Oliver

Remy

Rex

Rufus

Sebastian

Thaddeus

Timon

Toulouse

According to Nameberry.com, another way you can help your baby avoid the blues is to give her a virtuous name. Despite the chaos and strife that comes with living in a high-stress society, you want your child to be truthful, loyal, kind, and honest. You can help cultivate a sense of happiness by choosing a name such as:

Amity

Charity

Grace

Honor

Hope

Faith

Justice

Mercy

Patience

Prudence

Serenity

True

Verity

Would you really consider naming your child Nemo? Personally, I don’t think a child will remain happy beyond the toddler years if he is being incessantly teased for being named after an animated fish… just saying.

What names on the list do you like?

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Michele Cheplic

About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.

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