Giving the little one a boost by, say, giving it a name with proven successes is pretty much the best start you can offer.
Which is probably why genealogy research website Moose Roots worked out the top names for genius minds.
They brought together 14,750 names - including those of philosophers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, artists, composers, inventors, Nobel laureates and MacArthur fellows in last year's study.
They found the most common first names for their list, and one of them is a classic Irish name for gals...
Marys of Ireland, rejoice! Yer probs all mad smart
Mary came in on the list with a solid 140 geniuses who have that name, the lucky ducks.
Ruth, Anne, Thomas, Paul, and James also made the cut.