June 28, 2017
Choosing a name for your new baby is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. Many new parents like to choose unusual, one-of-a-kind monikers for their little ones – we know many celebrities opt for rare, unique names like Apple, North and Blue. Naming trends come and go, evolving over time, and experts right now are suggesting that there’s going to be a surge of ‘traditional’ baby names over the next few years.
In fact, Pinterest suggests that searches relating to classic baby names have increased by an amazing 78% in the last year alone! Let’s take a look at the more traditional baby names that are set to make a comeback – do any of these lovely options take your fancy?
Lily has been a popular name for many years now, regularly appearing on the top ten girl’s names – but Lillian offers a more stately, refined version which can easily be turned into the sweet floral nickname.
The shortened form of Archibald, this very traditional, old-fashioned name is making a modern comeback. The name declined in popularity for hundreds of years before sharply rising once more in 2012 – it isn’t currently sitting in the top 100 baby names, so it can still feel unusual and unique enough for parents looking for a non-traditional name.
Clara has also become a hit for modern parents searching for a sweet name for their little girl. The name itself means ‘clear’ or ‘bright’, and is a more popular version of the name Claire, which has dipped in popularity in recent years. Lots of popular names for girls currently end in the letter ‘a’ – think Olivia, Ava and Isabella, for example – and Clara is a result of that. Clarence is the boy’s version of this name, with the same meanings.
Douglas is a classic name with Gaelic and Celtic roots – it originated to denote that someone lived near a river. Nowadays, it has strong Scottish links, so if you’d like to honour Scottish lineage within your family, Douglas is a fantastic name for a little boy.
Adeline is a unique contradiction – it’s a very old-fashioned name which still manages to sound bright and modern to today’s parents. It originates from the French name ‘Adele’, and gives parents the advantage of being able to pick plenty of nicknames from it: Addy, Lina, Dell, Lady and even Al. There are also multiple different spellings, including the on-trend ‘Adalyn’.
The name Jasper means ‘bringer of treasure’, which is apt for couples who may have been trying to conceive for a long time before finally bringing their baby into the world. Members of Namipedia, one of the web’s most in-depth baby name databases, say that this name is ‘creative’, ‘sophisticated’ and ‘smart’ – all positive values and traits.
May 14, 2019
When a new baby is on its way mothers are often inundated with thoughtful gifts for the little one, but what about mum? The magnificent woman who is putting all of her energy into bringing new life into the world.
January 03, 2019
With the winter chill in the air and the perpetual greyness now here, it’s time to look at the winter trends that will take over our tiny tots wardrobe.
Whether you enjoy dressing them like the little dolls that they are, or transforming them into a mini you, there is a trend for every taste and style, so you can find them an outfit they won’t refuse to wear.
Despite the season, you’ll find a variety of children’s winter trends to help add some colour into their days.
December 11, 2018
If the festive season didn’t feel exciting and filled with wonder already, along comes your little one and gives you a fresh perspective on what the Christmas season truly means.
Making that first Christmas special can feel overwhelming, you want everything to be picture perfect but you know they’re not going to remember all the fuss.
Gift giving for your newborn is the easy part, after all, you want to spoil them. But we’ve listed below some thoughtful first Christmas presents that will last well beyond this Christmas and go on to be treasured keepsakes in their lives.
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