How do you decide on a name?
There are many different approaches to naming Japanese
- Find a name that sounds good to you. There are many different ways to say "haru", such as "陽","温", "春","晴"... so let's find a kanji that you like.
- Look for a name with your favorite kanji. It's easier to find a name that starts with "陽" or has "菜" at the end, for example.
Find a boy's name.
Find a girl's name.
learn the basic rules of Japanese naming
There are certain kanji and characters that can be used in names
The number of characters and how to read them is basically up to you.
There is no limit to how you can read the name or the number of characters in the name.
Names can be given in the phonetic equivalent of "咲桜(sakura)", "海(marin)", or "宇宙(sora)" as well as names with as many as 10 letters.
However, it is important to note that an unsuitable reading of your name or a name that is too long may not be accepted by the public office.
Let's check out the kanji and how they sound with a set of last names too!
When checking your name, always use your full name and write it down on a piece of paper or aloud to make sure it's not unnatural.
As a parent, you want to give your child a nice name, but it becomes a parent's own thing to do. Do not.
Keep in mind that your child will use it for the rest of his or her life, and think carefully about how to name it so that no inconvenience is caused by the name.
When do you start coming up with names?
Many people begin to think about specifics after they find out the gender of their child.
By the time you find out the gender, it's a good time to start naming the baby, since it's in a second trimester.
Narrowing down your imagery and learning the basics of naming from the first trimester will also make the process go more smoothly when you start thinking about it in earnest.
When do I have to decide on a name?
In Japan, the child's name is registered with the local government office, and once it is accepted, it becomes official.
The birth certificate must be sent out within 14 days, including the child's birthday, so you have until then to make a decision.
Some people want to make a decision based on their first impressions, but after the birth of a baby, there is a rush of things to do and it's not always trouble-free.
Let's narrow down at least a few candidates.