Wanting to use a family name? Start searching through the generations — maybe the perfect name is hidden somewhere in your family's history and you didn't even know it. You could even give it a different spelling if you love the name but not the way it's spelled.
3. Search your past
Remember that kid whose name you loved that sat next to you in fourth grade? Or that friend of your cousin whose name you always thought was so cool? And what about that old journal from when you were 11 where you wrote down all of the names you knew would be your kids' when you got older? Your tastes have likely changed over the years, but it could help get you on the right track.
4. Look for inspiration from things you love
What is your favorite place? Favorite song? Movie? Favorite hobby? Obviously "Skateboarding" probably isn't the best choice of name for your child — but again, it could put you on the right track. Maybe looking back on that time you fell in love with Paris when you visited it would remind you that the city's name may just fit your little darling perfectly.
5. Ask for help
There's always that person who just seems to be a baby name-choosing wizard. Send them a text asking for a little help. Include a compliment on how awesomely skilled they are at selecting names and a disclaimer about how they don't have to include any names they plan on using in the future, and you're sure to get some helpful responses.