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Baby Center Announces Top Baby Names for 2012

photo credit: Ben Earwicker Garrison Photography | Boise, ID | www.garrisonphoto.org

photo credit: Ben Earwicker Garrison Photography | Boise, ID | http://www.garrisonphoto.org

Baby Center has recently announced the top baby names for 2012.  Did you baby’s name make the list?

The top 10 names for girls are:

  1. Sophia
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia
  4. Isabella
  5. Ava
  6. Lily
  7. Zoe
  8. Chloe
  9. Mia
  10. Madison

The boy’s top 10 include:

  1. Aiden
  2. Jackson
  3. Ethan
  4. Liam
  5. Mason
  6. Noah
  7. Lucas
  8. Jacob
  9. Jayden
  10. Jack

However if you’re looking for an unusual name for your baby to be; check out Baby’s Center’s other list for unusual names, like Hippo and Thinn. We’re not kidding.

 

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7 Tips to Naming Your Child

Naming your child can be really fun but can also be very stressful because you want to find that perfect name that will fit your child’s personality. That’s a lot of pressure. Here are 7 tips to consider when deciding on the right name for your unborn child:

Skip the common names: As much as you love the name Emma or anything ending in an ‘aden’ your child is at risk of being among many. Before you name your child, check out baby name lists and see what names are trending and avoid them. You do not want your child to always be known as ‘Emma S.’ to different her from the other 3 Emma’s in her class. Give them their individuality but giving them something that is not popular and so common.

Family names: Family names are a wonderful way to honor and keep the family name going. They often have more meaning than most and become something that your child proudly embraces as they get older.

Watch for nick names: Once you have made a list of names you like for your child spend some time trying to find nick names that can come from it. Children are creative and no one’s name is ever 100% safe from nick names but at least you can avoid the obvious ones.

Make a list: Make a list and feel free to add and take off as you get closer to your decision. Try using the names you like in your daily life to see how it feels and sounds.

Tricky spellings: Spelling your child’s name differently is very creative but can cause annoyances for them as they get older. Think about high school graduation when they name is being called and it’s mispronounced. If you choose to spell their name creatively, think about spelling it phonetically to help those who read or say their name

Family names: Family names are a wonderful way to honor and keep the family name going. They often have more meaning than most and become something that your child proudly embraces as they get older.

Find the meaning: Naming your child a name based on its meaning is very special. If a name’s meaning means something to you, be sure to research the different meanings. A popular name is Kennedy and the meaning is ‘deformed head’.

Keep it on the down low: Not everyone is going to like the name you choose for your child and they are entitled to that opinion. However if you find a name that you really like, don’t allow someone’s personal opinion change that for you. Keep the name to yourself to prevent changing your mind last minute.

Author Bio

Nancy Parker was a professional nanny and she loves to write about wide range of subjects like health, Parenting, Child Care, Babysitting, nanny, www.enannysource.com/ etc. You can reach her @ nancy.parker015 @ gmail.com

 

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The Celeb Baby Boom

Victoria Beckham on the cover of Vogue

Goodness, everytime I turn around I’m reading about a celebrity whose pregnant or just welcomed their new bundle of joy. One of the more fun aspects of celebrity baby watching is finding out what they name their newest family member. Will they be traditional or just a little outside the box?

So congrats to the following:

  • Alicia Silverstone whom just gave birth to son Bear Blu on Thursday.
  • Victoria Beckham is expecting a girl. People.com covered her baby shower hosted by Eva Longoria.
  • Carey Hart and Pink are expecting their first child.
  • Emma Bunton “Baby Spice” gave birth to her son Tate on Friday, May 6.
  • Bryan Adams and  Alicia Grimaldi had a daughter Mirabella Bunny on April 22. (I’m surprised they didn’t name her Heaven.)
  • The Game star Tia Mowry is expecting a boy on July 3, 2011. You can see her pregnancy photo here.
  • Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon had twins Moroccan Scott and Monroe on April 30, the couple’s fourth anniversary.

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