An About.com visitor wrote:
"We are the parents of a developmentally delayed, hard-of-hearing boy. We are about to introduce a fost/adopt child into the family who is 00 months old. We are trying to think of a name sign for the little guy. His name is X. We know basic sign, but don't want to pick something that may already be a sign. Would you have any suggestions for easy-to-do, easy-to-remember signs? Maybe starting with an X.
Also, we are just known as mom and dad to our son, do we need to make up signs for our names too??? Our son does around 130 words....as he is pretty delayed (but well loved, of course)."
My response was: "I suggest using the "X" and putting it on a part of the face or body." Do you have any better suggestions for parents trying to come up with name signs for their children?
This parent also told me that there was only one school she was aware of that would take developmentally delayed deaf children.
Related article on About.com: Sign Names