How did you decide on a name for your child?
Choosing a name can be hard. Here's how these couples decided.
Naming a baby can be a tricky thing. We asked our Facebook fans how did they decide on a name for their child? Here's what they had to say:

Went to Parklands Superspar and saw a juice sachet called Amila and thought adding an "s" would be great and fitting since I'd just lost my mom Samila again (we became strong again) ¡because of him - Masanda Peter

Sonny takes dad's intial. - Nathia Mushava

Hubby and I chose 5 boys and 5 girls names which we narrowed down to 2 of each that we both liked - when she was born, we both looked at her and knew she was a Tayla :) - Kelly Painczyk

Faith ,Hope and Joy. What God had in store for me and Hubby! - Nicollett Erasmus

Named her after the strongest and bravest little girl I've ever had the chance of meeting. - Marijke Van Essen Crafford

Combined my name with my husband's name. - Elle Erasmus

I decided on a name b4 he was born,But changed my mind when he was born,to Sufyaan. Wanted it to be similar to my name! - Zayaan Isaacs

We combined d 1st 3 letters of Hubby n my name n came up with Keisha - Sharvana Naidoo

The moment they emerged into this world...the names just happened - Marlonnicky Forbes

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