As many new parents would attest, naming your child can be a
nail biting experience. The name you give your child is what makes them unique
and will help them discover their place in the big new world.
So for soon- to-be-parents looking for some inspiration, or
those wondering how their name choice faired among others, we've highlighted
some of BabyCentre's
the top baby names and trends in Australia for 2014.
For girls, the ever popular Ava has moved up to take the top
spot in 2014, bumping Charlotte down to third position. Making their grand
appearance into the top ten baby names are Mia and Ella, while Zoe and Sophia
have dropped out of the top ten all together.
Names including V are definitely on trend with Ivy, Evie,
Olivia, Evelyn and Violet all entering the top 50 with ease last year.
For boys, Oliver remains the number one favourite with Noah
in second place and Jack a long time favourite in third. Mason and Henry are
new comers to the top ten list of popular boys names and are rumoured to have
jumped up the list thanks to baby Kardashian born in 2009 and Khloe
Kardashian's toy giraffe collection - every giraffe is named Henry!
Thomas and Liam made an appearance in the top ten list of
most popular boys names in 2014, with Lachlan, Charlie, Cooper and Ethan
falling back to positions 13, 14,15 and 16 respectively.
So what are some of the name trends for 2014?
Games of Thrones addicts and admirers of the independent and
headstrong, Ayra Stark, will be pleased to know that Aria (spelt in a number of
different ways) has hit the top 50 list for the first time in 20th position.
Matilda and Charlie are also new entrants into the top 50.
After taking a year off in 2013, these names are making their way back into
Girls names with an N or ER at the end are increasingly
making an appearance, moving away from the traditional girls' names that end
with a an A or E sound.
Family names as first names remain a popular trend for boys,
while boy names starting with H are also on trend.
Hudson, Henry, Hunter and Harrison all moved up the list in
2014, while Mason, Luca, Sebastian and Archer were among the biggest movers and
shakers in 2014 and climbing the ladder.
If you're a celebrity tracker and want to know what the
glitterati are naming their babes, then check out some of these celebrity
baby names that made an impact in 2014.
Some of the more unique names in 2014 from star-powered
parents were River (Megan Gale's son), Apollo (Gwen Stefani's son), Bodhi (Mark
Webber's son) and Summer (Christina Aguilera's daughter).
Australian parents Melissa Gorge, Hamish Blake and Kate
Ritchie named their children Raphael, Sony and Mae respectively and with the
Australian tennis season in full swing, we can't forget a mention of Roger
Federer's little twins, Leo and Lenny.
How did you choose your baby's name and why did you choose
it? We'd love to hear your stories.
We have just added some cute Bunny designs to our range for Easter and to celebrate we have a speicial promotion. When you spend $50.00 online (excludes freight) from the 19th March until 2nd April 2012 or until stock runs out...we will be giving away one of these extra cute Personalised Bunny Mini Tote Bags for FREE. Valid one per customer per transaction. Choose from our Blue or Pink Bunny design and state name and colour choice in checkout (other comments section) These are also available to Purchase for $14.50 each. Stocks are limited as they are all handmade here in Melbourne.
We have been busy bees testing new products which will be launching soon!
We are so excited to be able to offer D.I.Y (Do It Yourself) iron on personalised IdTee designs for Kinder, school bags & lunch boxes. Its super easy and only takes one minute to iron on and the results are amazing!
Above is an example I made tonight. I purchased a canvas lunch box from Smiggle for $12.95 and then ironed on these two new personalised IdTee uber cool new designs.
Most of our designs will be available to Purchase as a D.I.Y heavy duty commercial grade transfers in the very near future.
Watch this space as we will be having a great special when we launch this new product!
DIY BAG decals will retail for $13.00
There will be two sizes available!
1/IDBM 20cm wide x 8 cms high (approximately)
2/IDLM 18cm wide x 12 cm high (approximately)
with an easy instruction sheet included in every order!
Looking forward to getting this new product up online and available to purchase!
Just Back from an amazing trip to the USA. I love this care free swing shot of my youngest in Central park. Looking forward to swinging back into work mode, full of new ideas and inspiration. Many many thanks to Amanda for processing orders and running the business whilst I was away I couldnt have gone without you!
It's been a long time between blogs I know however I must admit I am finding that the use of Facebook has taken over! Yesterday was Harmony Day and to celebrate the kids all spoke about what harmony means to them at school...one of the responses was by a 5 year old prep Student.
Its like...friendship and everyone gets along!
I thought how appropriate!
Wouldn't it be nice if just everyone could get along how perfect could life be???