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Choosing the perfect child’s name was top of my list when I was pregnant. Despite having thought about it for years, when I was actually pregnant none of the names felt right. Not for the want of trying but the poor toddler was nameless for his first two weeks. We had a long list, then a short list. Nothing suited him. His grandfather started referring to his as Fred and eventually we just forced ourselves to sit down and decide.
Little Sis had it slightly easier with a short list of three boys’ names and three girls’ names and we had pretty much decided within a few days of her being born.
There are lots of baby books on the market but baby names by Laura Emerson is a really lovely version with beautiful photographs. According to the blurb “Along with the A-Z lists of both boys’ and girls’ names, you’ll also find fascinating themed lists to get your creative juices flowing. These range from great one-syllable names for baby boys to names with royal connotations for baby girls, taking in the names that are fastest rising in popularity along the way.”
This is a beautiful book and would make a lovely gift for expectant parents. It contains more than 3000 names along with their origin and meanings. Baby names by Laura Emerson is priced at £9.99, but read on if you would like a chance to win a copy.
If you would like to win a copy of baby names just leave me a comment below and let me know if you prefer traditional or modern names. I love vintage names so we went for traditional.
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The prize consists of one copy of baby names by Laura Emerson. The giveaway ends February 5th at 8pm. The winner will be selected at random from all entries received and notified by email or their twitter handle. The prize is as stated: no cash alternatives are available. UK and ROI only.
The giveaway is now closed and the winner is Judith
My toddler is quite a chatterbox. At one stage I wondered if he would ever talk, and of course, now he never stops. I’ve realised how I tune out to him (bad mummy). The other day we were in a shop and the sales person was talking away to me and I wasn’t listening. I apologised when I realised and knew it was because I have to tune out to my son, otherwise I would go mad. The toddler is 34 months and has a great vocabulary. He’s inquisitive and very chatty and I can understand what he’s trying to say 90% of the time.
Over the last week or two he’s started asking what things are or do. Now, I thought I didn’t need to worry about this until he started school. How wrong was I?! The other day he pointed to the smoke alarm and asked what it was. I managed to explain that one. But his questions are getting harder!
We found some track for his Thomas train set in a charity shop and when we were on our way home he went through the pieces asking what each bit did. Now, I’m a bit lost when it comes to train parts. My default answer is increasingly being “Wait until Daddy gets home”. The toddler doesn’t forget either; he will ask Daddy.
This is a brilliant phase he’s going through but it’s making me feel inadequate as a parent! Thank goodness for google.
Exhausted from talking all day long!