“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Oh Shakespeare if only you knew. Names are hard. Whatever you pick as a parent, your kid is potentially stuck with it for the rest of their life unless they settle on a reasonable nickname or go through the effort of a deed poll. And there’s a lot of pressure to pick something good! You want a name that is a unique identifier, without being too “out there”. You want something cute for when they’re little, but that will age to be professional. And then there’s finding names that actually sound right with your surname! So I’ve compiled my considerations for choosing a name below the cut.