Thursday, 30 July 2015

Names, Names, Names.

When you first become pregnant it's only natural to think about names. As the weeks progress you think more and more. Sometimes you might decide on a name really quickly. Other times you may not even have one until the baby is a week old. Both situations are perfectly normal.

If you find out the gender you are able to narrow down names a little. Maybe you have a family name that you really want to use.

It can be really stressful when picking a name. It is a really important decision and many parents struggle. I was forever searching the internet and looking in baby name books. Like a lot of soon to be parents me and Mark found it hard to agree on names we both loved.  The Co-Op have created a baby name tool to add a bit of fun into helping you choose a name. Simply type a name into the tool and it will tell you how many people have made history using that same name. It also tells you a few similar names that you may not of thought of.

Paige and Parker
When picking Paige's and Parker's name me and Mark had very different experiences each time. With both children we had names before the end of the pregnancy but Paige took a lot longer than Parker. Parker is a family name so it felt natural to use it and seemed to fit perfectly. With Paige we took a couple of months longer. We used Ellen as her middle name, which like Parker, is a family name but we knew we didn't want Ellen as a first name. We actually found the name Paige from the tv show Charmed. It just seemed to fit and we knew.

When you have multiple children you also have to think about how well the names fit together. I was really scared about picking two names beginning with P just because I didn't want it to be a mouthful to say them both together but now I love how they fit together.

How did you choose your baby's name?

Nicola Xx

*Collaborated Post*


  1. I wouldn't worry about them both beginning with P, me and my brothers are Jaide, Joey, Jesse and Jack, all J's and my dad is one of 5 and they are all M's. haha. I originally wanted both boys to be A's, but couldn't find another A name that I liked. Names are so difficult, another reason I probably won't have anymore haha. xx

    1. Awww I love that. A names are hard. Love the boys names though xx

  2. We still haven't picked a name for baby and he's due any day now haha. Indianas name was only chosen a couple of days before she was born, although I think we knew earlier on that we both loved the name and wanted to use it xx

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