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Top 50 boys names 2013-14

The top 50 boys names from 2013-14

If you were like us, you probably trawled the internet and bought various books looking for baby name ideas. If you choose not to go with mum or dad’s name then it’s a hard job because you can’t help feeling that it has a bearing on how his or her life will be. Does the world need another John (no offence to all the Johns out there). You want the name to be individual but not dumb or obscure. We could not agree on one and we both had pretty strong ideas about names. It’s not easy, you get one shot and you will NOT please everyone with your choice. I know we didn’t – but ‘Felix’ and ‘Lucas’ kind of stuck with us and now we can’t imagine them be called anything else. It’s who they are…

The top 50 boys names from 2013-14 were…

50 DAVID
49 HARLEY
48 HARVEY
47 MATTHEW
46 LEWIS
45 LUKE
44 TOBY
43 ARTHUR
42 JAYDEN
41 THEO
40 ADAM
39 ZACHARY
38 SEBASTIAN
37 TYLER
36 HARRISON
35 FREDDIE
34 FINLEY
33 EDWARD
32 JAKE
31 DYLAN
30 BENJAMIN
29 ISAAC
28 LOGAN
27 MASON
26 LUCAS
25 MAX
24 ALEXANDER
23 MOHAMMED
22 DANIEL
21 RILEY
20 SAMUEL
19 JOSEPH
18 HENRY
17 LEO
16 ARCHIE
15 MUHAMMAD
14 ETHAN
13 NOAH
12 JOSHUA
11 ALFIE
10 GEORGE
9 JAMES
8 WILLIAM
7 OSCAR
6 THOMAS
5 CHARLIE
4 JACOB
3 HARRY
2 JACK
1 OLIVER

Top 50 girls names 2013-14

The top 50 girls names from 2013-14

A catch up to the previous post about top 50 boys names in 2013-14. Boy or girl, it’s a tough job. If you choose not to go with mum or dad’s name then it’s a hard job because you can’t help feeling that their name helps shape their lives. You don’t want them to be one of 6 ‘Scarletts’ in their nursery – Nor do you want one of those dumb ass made-up names like ‘Jezzellia’ (apologies if there are actually any out there). We could not agree and we both had pretty strong ideas about names. One thing’s for sure though, you will NOT please everyone with your choice. We certainly didn’t – but ‘Felix’ and ‘Lucas’ kind of stuck with us and now we can’t imagine them be called anything else. It’s who they are….

The top 50 girls names from 2013-14 were…

50 JASMINE
49 MEGAN
48 SUMMER
47 ELSIE
46 ABIGAIL
45 EVELYN
44 HANNAH
43 ELLIE
42 LEXI
41 MAISIE
40 ERIN
39 ELIZABETH
38 ROSIE
37 LILLY
36 MATILDA
35 MOLLY
34 IMOGEN
33 HOLLY
32 LOLA
31 LAYLA
30 SOFIA
29 FLORENCE
28 LUCY
27 ALICE
26 EVA
25 MILLIE
24 PHOEBE
23 DAISY
22 SIENNA
21 CHARLOTTE
20 FREYA
19 ISABELLE
18 CHLOE
17 SCARLETT
16 ELLA
15 SOPHIA
14 EVIE
13 GRACE
12 LILY
11 RUBY
10 MIA
9 SOPHIE
8 ISABELLA
7 POPPY
6 JESSICA
5 ISLA
4 AVA
3 EMILY
2 OLIVIA
1 AMELIA

It’s selfish to have children, claims actress Maxine Peake

Silk star Maxine Peake claims it is so selfish to have children

Actress questions people’s motivation for having a family in newspaper interview

She told Times there is an element of ‘vanity’ to continuing bloodline and also disclosed her heartache at failure to conceive children of her own. Miss Peake had explored IVF and had suffered agony of two miscarriages. She also admitted that it was perhaps the suffering she endured and her resignation to the fact she would not have children that made her reflect on peoples motivation to have a baby.

See daily mail article

Is unsuccessful breastfeeding causing depression?

Is unsuccessful breastfeeding causing depression?

Mothers who try and are unable to breastfeed are more likely to suffer postnatal depression, a recent report states.

Out of 14,000 women in England, it was found that many who planned, but were unable to breastfeed, were two-and-a-half times more likely to suffer from postnatal depression, compared with women who decided to breastfeed through choice. Roughly 1 out of 10 women experience postnatal depression, believed to affect the mother’s ability to bond with baby. It is also believed to be detrimental to the longer-term development of the baby.

Post natal depression can sometimes take up to six months to manifest itself and its clinical diagnosis is based on lots of different criteria. If you think you may be suffering from this illness or want to discuss and negative feelings you feel after the birth of your child, there is support available. It is very important for you and your baby’s wellbeing that you discuss this with your GP or health worker. Even talk to your partner or friends and family about how you feel initially, but please speak out. If you are made to feel like you are over-reacting or you are not being understood, then ask to be referred to someone who will listen properly.

Don’t suffer in silence. Why wont my baby sleep.