Cupid's Pulse Article: Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy Welcome a Baby BoyCupid's Pulse Article: Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy Welcome a Baby Boy

By Nicole Weintraub

Claire Danes and husband Hugh Dancy have welcomed their first child, son Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy into their family on December 17, 2012 according to People. The couple confirmed Danes’ pregnancy back in July but since then has been very quiet regarding the baby preparations. The sex of the baby was kept on the down low until recently when their son was born. The couple wed back in 2009 in a private ceremony in France and this is their first child together.

What are some things to consider when compromising on the name of your child?

Cupid’s Advice:

Naming your child is permanent — they will bare that name for the rest of their lives. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing a name:

1. Naming after someone: If you and your partner cannot decide on a name, think of where you each got the inspiration for the name you are vying for. For instance, perhaps your partner is set on one name because of a deceased relative.

2. A name fad: If all of your friends are naming their children “Jake”, do not follow the pattern and name your own son “Jake”. Choose a name that you truly like as opposed to one that is being commonly used.

3. Bullying: Kids can be cruel and with a name like Melvin Melville, your child may have a difficult time with bullying on the playground. Try to keep the clichés out of your kid’s name.

What are some things you would consider when naming your child? Share your ideas with us in the comments below!