Motherhood

Finding the Perfect Bilingual Baby Name

Choosing a baby name is one of the first decisions we make for our children. I think it is one of the most important things we do as a parent. Finding the perfect name can take a lot of work, and finding the perfect bilingual baby name isn’t easy!

When you are part of a bicultural or bilingual couple, choosing a baby name isn’t always easy. Naming a bicultural and bilingual baby can take a lot of research and negotiation. Of course, you want to pick a name that both mom and dad agree on and love!

Choosing my baby girl’s name: SOFIA

 

My daughter’s name is Sofia. Sofia fit all the criteria we had for a baby name:

  • we liked Italian names and names in Spanish
  • we did NOT want any French names
  • we wanted something that was easy to pronounce
  • beautiful meaning
  • the name had to be easy to pronounce for grandparents

“Sofia” is a very international name, it has been named the most popular name around the world!

Sofia (or Sophia) is easy to pronounce and it means wisdom, which is pretty awesome. We preferred a short name to a longer name (which we opted as a middle name).

 

perfect bilingual baby name

For us it was a pretty easy choice, thought I confess I did have some reservations about it. I hesitated for a few reasons. For one, Sofia is a very common name right now (see above).  I have seen it on the top ten list of baby names for as many years as I can remember. I lobbied and tried to make that argument to my husband, but he wouldn’t budge. He was simply in love with the name, the meaning, and the fact that you could pronounce it so easily in Spanish, English and French.

My Sofi is an adorable Sofia, but sometimes I do wish she had a more unique name. She’s probably going to be Sofi G. her whole life (I picture her class having at least two Sofias!)

Choosing the perfect bilingual baby name with the Pampers Baby Name Generator

I wish I had had access to the Pampers baby name generator when I was trying to lobby for another name. Unlike other baby name websites, the Pampers baby name generator gives you the options to choose criteria and run a list. Love Italian names? Click on that. Looking for unique names in Spanish? You can run a list for that too! Looking for a name starting in A that is in Hebrew and has 5 letters? You can run that too!

In the Pampers baby name generator you can filter by:

  • gender
  • theme (options include literature, royal names, unique names, names inspired by colors, and even MYTHOLOGY!)
  • origin (perfect for bicultural babies! pick one name to celebrate one culture, and another name to celebrate the other culture!)
  • length
  • first letter (perfect if you are set on naming your baby with a specific letter, to honor someone, this is common in Jewish tradition).

 

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I hope the Pampers Baby Name Generator helps you pick out the most perfect name for your baby! Leave a comment below and share how you picked your baby’s name!

 

Diana Limongi
welcome! I'm a Latina working mom from Astoria, NY, mom to a trilingual four-year old. I blog about motherhood, Latino issues, women's issues, work/life balance, food, parenting and raising my multilingual and multicultural son!

3 Comments

  1. I can totally relate to this post! We used so many generators to come up with the names for our multicultural twin baby girls. At the end of the day we chose Ella and Mia for several reasons, one of them being that they’re strong female pronouns in Italian and Spanish.

  2. Not kidding. We referred to this when choosing the new baby’s name! We wanted this kid’s name to really mean something. This helped a ton.

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