Will you steer clear of celebrity names?
Many girls have the name Paris or Ava, but does the former make you think of the City of Light or a certain celebutante with the last name Hilton? And do you associate the latter with a family member, the Gabor sisters, or Reese Witherspoon's daughter? Hollywood's baby boom has dusted off some older names like Olivia, Alice, Ruby, and Vivienne. While some parents-to-be take the trends as inspiration to name their babe, other moms and dads nix monikers like Angelina, Brad, or Shiloh (even if they are family names) because they don't want people to assume their tot's name came from Tinseltown.