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A name is one of the most precious things you will give to your baby. Sociologists, baby experts and teachers agree that your child’s name impacts on his or her personality, baby’s ability to interact with his or her peers, and how he or she is seen by total strangers – enough of this ‘his or her/he or she’ business, it’s a bit ponderous to read and is a pain to type! Let’s call baby ‘her’ or ‘she’. Uniqueness:The current fashion is to give baby an unusual name, or a traditional name with different spelling so that she stands out from the crowd. A friend has a daughter called Emily. At school there are 2 other Emilys in the class, so she is known as Emily T. It was a year before the little girl understood that her name was Emily and not Emily T! So it is easy to understand the temptation to go for a name that’s different. However, there can be problems too. Sound and Compatibility: Someone suggested that, before you finally decide on a name, you go into the garden and shout the name five times to see how it sounds! A bit drastic maybe, but it is important to ensure the name sounds right. General advice is to avoid a name that ends in a vowel if the last name begins in a vowel – the names tend to run together. Also, if the surname is long, choose a short first name, or vice versa And please avoid the puns. I once worked with a girl called Hazel Nutt! Fortunately she had a strong personality and coped with the laughter and jokes, but many in her position could have developed a complex about the name. Initials: Obvious really, except some people miss this one. Spell out the initials of the first, middle and last names to see if that makes a word. Meaning: The meaning of a name can be found in our tables, or there are numerous books on the subject. If you can’t decide between two or more names, the meanings may be the decider.

Tips On Choosing A Baby's Name

A name is one of the most precious things you will give to your baby. Sociologists, baby experts and teachers agree that your child’s name impacts on his or her personality, baby’s ability to interact with his or her peers, and how he or she is seen by total strangers – enough of this ‘his or her/he or she’ business, it’s a bit ponderous to read and is a pain to type! Let’s call baby ‘her’ or ‘she’. Uniqueness The current fashion is to give baby an unusual name, or a traditional name with different spelling so that she stands out from the crowd. A friend has a daughter called Emily. At school there are 2 other Emilys in the class, so she is known as Emily T. It was a year before the little girl understood that her name was Emily and not Emily T! So it is easy to understand the temptation to go for a name that’s different. However, there can be problems too. The pros and cons of giving your baby a made-up or unusual name warrant a separate article. Sound and Compatibility: Someone suggested that, before you finally decide on a name, you go into the garden and shout the name five times to see how it sounds! A bit drastic maybe, but it is important to ensure the name sounds right. General advice is to avoid a name that ends in a vowel if the last name begins in a vowel – the names tend to run together. Also, if the surname is long, choose a short first name, or vice versa And please avoid the puns. I once worked with a girl called Hazel Nutt! Fortunately she had a strong personality and coped with the laughter and jokes, but many in her position could have developed a complex about the name. Initials: Obvious really, except some people miss this one. Spell out the initials of the first, middle and last names to see if that makes a word. Meaning: The meaning of a name can be found in our tables, or there are numerous books on the subject.

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Summer is approaching, which means the kids will be off for six weeks so you have to plan fun days out full of activities to help keep them busy! You will also get to spend a lot more time with them whilst they aren’t at school and you aren’t at work. Contact us. Our favourite activities are listed below and we suggest that you should […]

Choosing A Baby Name

A name is one of the most precious things you will give to your baby. Sociologists, baby experts and teachers agree that your child’s name impacts on his or her personality, baby’s ability to interact with his or her peers, and how he or she is seen by total strangers – enough of this ‘his or her/he or she’ business, it’s a bit ponderous to […]

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Coping with an ill child

West syndrome, otherwise known as infantile spasms, is an uncommon to rare and serious form of epilepsy in infants. It is named after the English physician, William James West (1793-1848), who first described it in an article published in The Lancet in 1841. Other names for it are “Generalized Flexion Epilepsy”, “Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy”, “Infantile Myoclonic Encephalopathy”, “jackknife convulsions”, “Massive Myoclonia” and “Salaam spasms”. The […]

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Teaching Kids to Save Money and Plan for the Future

Teaching Kids to Save Money and Plan for the Future

A young mind is like a sponge, ready to soak up knowledge. Teaching kids to save is one of the best things you can do for them at an earlier age. This will help to set the foundation for a secure, debt free future. You can actually start much earlier than you might think, when you when teach the concepts of saving money. Some parents […]

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Conception Tips

Conception Tips

When you have decided you want a baby, get your body ready. Take folic acid in supplement form, 400mcg a day, or it can be found naturally in aloe vera gel drink. Cut down on your caffeine intake. If you’ve come off the pill, there’s some dispute about how long you should wait before trying to conceive, but it’s probably best to wait 2-3 months. […]

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