Cupid's Pulse Article: Kelly Clarkson Gives Birth to Baby Girl River RoseCupid's Pulse Article: Kelly Clarkson Gives Birth to Baby Girl River Rose

By Shannon Seibert

The moment we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. Kelly Clarkson has officially welcomed her baby girl into the world. The American Idol alum gave birth to her baby girl on June 12th. Clarkson and her husband Brandon Blackstock decided to name their bundle of joy River Rose, and have never been more excited to get their family started, according to

How do you compromise with your partner on baby names?

Cupid’s Advice: 

This is your baby’s name we are talking about. You are officially responsible for what this human being is going to be called for the rest of his or her life. This is a decision that both you and your partner should agree on. Although it can be exciting, or seemingly frustrating keep in mind that your decision will impact the rest of their life. No pressure or anything:

1. Pick something meaningful: If you or your partner have a significant family member, or a traditional family name, try to incorporate the tradition into your new generation. Family names are cool, they allow a small piece of history to be passed along. As a compromise, negotiate a middle name as well. This way you have a chance to incorporate both sides of the family. In turn, your family members will feel honored that you’ve chosen to make a link between them and the newest addition to the family.

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2. Don’t get too creative: One mistake people make today is trying to get too witty or too unique of baby names. Unless you want your child to explain why their name is #Hashtag for the rest of their life, don’t create an unnecessary burden. Trends come and go, but the memory and life of your baby is going to stick with you forever, so don’t take this decision too lightly.

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3. Don’t pick a baby name that has tentative agreement: Unless you and your partner wholeheartedly support your name decision, don’t pick that name. If you think the name “Ashlyn” is too trendy or if “Robert” just doesn’t feel right, don’t go with it. Also, ask around for opinions. An unbiased third party is sometimes necessary when you cannot agree. When you find the perfect name for your little bundle of joy, you’ll know it immediately.

How did you and your partner decide on baby names? Share with us in the comments below!