Nifty·Posted on Jan 13, 201421 Ways Naming A Baby Will Drive You CrazyNine months isn't anywhere near enough time.by Mike SpohrBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Reading an entire A–Z baby name book and not finding a single name you like. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF The Weinstein Company / Via gifs-for-the-masses.tumblr.com NOT ONE NAME! 2. Spending hours online researching the most popular baby names of every year all the way back until the 1880s. Flickr: pellethepoet Although, can you trust a year when one of the most popular names was Elmer? 3. Somehow ending up on an Albanian baby names website and refusing to click off before you consider every name because YOU NEVER KNOW! NBC / Via celebitchy.com Blerta? Egzona? Fatlinda? Wait! What about Xhevahire? 4. Reaching a new level of desperation when you unironically turn here for ideas. vulture.com It would be bad to name your kid Katniss, right? I'm asking for a friend. 5. Finally finding a name you like, but your partner is like: Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via collegetimes.ie 6. Trying to hide your annoyance when he dismisses it because a kid by that name beat him up 25 years ago. maxximmm/maxximmm This freakin' kid. 7. Knowing deep down you can't get too annoyed because you've already vetoed the name of everyone you ever went on a date with. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Universal Not to mention the names of every girl you didn't like in school, every actor who's appeared in a Michael Bay movie, all of One Direction... 8. Trying to find a baby name in Us Weekly but quickly realizing celebrities aren't that much like us after all. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF CBS / Via huffingtonpost.com Pilot Inspektor, Buddy Bear, Apple? It's a good thing celebrities have enough money to pay for their kid's future therapy. 9. Dealing with your partner's moodiness after you tell him the name he likes "might be good for a middle name." Flickr: sweetmandykay 10. Your grandma calling to say she's knitting a blanket to bring the baby home in and needs to stitch the name into it. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF ABC / Via bookwhores.weebly.com This leads to a daily breakdown where you scream, "THE BLANKET! WE HAVE TO FIND A NAME FOR THE BLANKET!" 11. Finding another name you like, and then realizing you can't use it because it's the name your best friend has always wanted to name a kid. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF ABC Family / Via wifflegif.com Stupid friend code. 12. Making the mistake of telling people you’re having trouble and being forced to listen to endless suggestions... Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Comedy Central / Via voiceofsandiego.org 13. Like the ones from your mom. Flickr: pagedooley “Have you considered naming the baby after your great Uncle Rudolfo? He was a doctor, you know." 14. Every single one of your friends. Flickr: bginch88 "What if you just made up a name? Like Stooba or something? Actually I think Stooba sounds pretty cool!" 15. And even the old guy you met at the DMV who thinks "Fred" is a strong name. Flickr: photo-d EVERYBODY HAS SUGGESTIONS! 16. Discovering a name that both you and your partner love, and then having someone point out that you absolutely can't pair it with your last name. ltr: 20th Century Fox / NBC "You can't name your kid 'Harrison,' dude." "Why not?" "Your last name is Cox." 17. Downloading a baby-names app to your phone and spending more time on it than Candy Crush. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Bravo "Why are names so ugly? WHY!?" 18. Kind of, sort of falling in love with a name until you look up its meaning in Latin and are like, What? Flickr: rajthesnapper Portia means "swine." Julia means "bearded youth." What the what? 19. Having a ridiculous argument with your partner over "who isn't trying hard enough" to think of a name. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC / Via thatschurch.com 20. Re-reading the A–Z baby name book and feeling irrationally angry at every name. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Imagine/Universal / Via wifflegif.com And what is the deal with the names in these books anyway? Cowboy, Poodle, Wood, Zoom? Who do they think they're kidding with that crap? 21. Still not having a name in your ninth month and being able to practically feel the judgment. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Fox / Via policymic.com "I know, mom. I KNOW!" But then the clouds open up and the perfect name comes to you in a glorious epiphany! Flickr: lopaque Or maybe you settle on a name in a less inspired manner. cynicalreview.wordpress.com Either way, once your baby arrives it won't be long until you can't imagine them ever having any other name. Flickr: plasticcandy Are you a parent or parent-to-be looking for a laugh about the hardest job in the world — and maybe a little help figuring things out? Sign up for the BuzzFeed Parents newsletter!