One of my least favorite parts about having my babies was coming up with names. It never fails: you love a name, and your partner hates it. Or your partner picks one, and you think, “You’ve gotta be kidding me with this name.” And don’t even get me started on what happens when family chimes in with their opinions! You either have to have one name you are 100% sold on, or a huge list to choose from. But name books can be repetitive, and maybe you don’t have a good crop of family names to use. It might be time to think outside the box for baby name inspiration. Some of these places may seem weird (and even a little morbid), but there is beauty there. You just have to look for it!

1. Baby name inspiration can come from the most unlikely of places.

Check out this collection of graveyard photographs from all over Ireland. There are over 18,000 listed, can you find your ancestors? bit.ly/2y36eUE

Posted by Ireland Family History on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Yes, I realize this is a bit morbid. But cemeteries, and particularly older cemeteries, are a goldmine of beautiful, classic names. Take a peaceful (and respectful!) stroll through an older cemetery, and don’t forget the notepad.