The Name Game

Duration: any

Age: parent

Skill for Bub: Just for fun, Parties and Celebrations


Family and friends take their best guess of baby’s name.

Choosing your baby’s name is one of the first challenges new parents face. Keeping it a secret until the birth can be even tougher. If well-meaning friends and relatives are becoming too anxious, here’s a fun way to make the wait worth their while.

Invite inquisitors to mark down their guess of baby’s name on a piece of paper. Have them write down their own name as well. Keep all of the guesses in a folder. Whoever picks the right name (or comes the closest) wins! Offer a small prize such as a framed picture of your little one. Of course, don’t forget to autograph it!