Baby Names – How did you choose yours?
When Little Manuel was still in my tummy, before we knew his gender he was going to be either a Heidi or a Noah. For a long time, they were definites. Then when we found out he was a boy we decided it was a no to Noah. The main reason was because we had heard of a lot of Noah’s being born recently. When I was at school my name, Rachel was really popular. There were so many Rachel’s in my year group and I was always Rachel B, not just Rachel. So after reading a lot of baby name books and coming to the conclusion that we would like a name we could shorten we decided on Little Manuel.
Emma’s Diary have developed a tool to help with this; I know this is just what I needed when I was pregnant. With their Baby Name Trends tool you can find out how popular the name you have chosen is currently, how popular it was in the past and whether it will become a popular name in the future. Very useful!
All you have to do to use it is click here and then type your chosen names into the boxes. You can check one name in particular or you can compare up to three names.
As you can tell from this graph my name was very popular in 1985 when I was born!! As for G’s name – never been very popular so he is only one in a few!
I found choosing a name for Little Man really difficult. A name is something you give them for life and I would hate for him to grow up not liking his name, so tools like this one are great. You can also find ideas for baby names to get you started or see the most popular for the year on the Emma’s Diary website. Pop over and have a play, see what you think. I would love to hear how you chose your babies names.
This post was written in partnership with Emma’s Diary. All opinions are 100% my own.