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Top Baby Names in Canada 2014

baby, FAM By May 20, 2015 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

Top Baby Names in Canada 2014Every year, we feature the top girls and boys’ baby names across Canada, and this year certainly didn’t disappoint! We use lists put forth by Vital Statistics departments from across Canada’s provinces and territories. Did your baby’s name make the top 100? Or maybe you read our Unique Baby Names article because you didn’t want your little one on this list! Tell us in the comments! Unique or popular?

Presenting… The Top Baby Names in Canada 2014

Top Names for Girls in 2014:

1. Emma 26. Willa 51. Lydia 76. Grace
2. Olivia 27. Camille 52. Evelyn 77. Olive
3. Emily 28. Brooke 53. Hazel 78. Adelaide
4. Lily 29. Emmett 54. Everly 79. Louisa
5. Isabella 30. Ivy 55. Stella 80. Ada
6. Madison 31. Matilda 56. Ruby 81. Maisie
7. Lea 32. Amelia 57. Arabella 82. Rose
8. Abigail 33. Ellie 58. Esme 83. Evangeline
9. Ava 34. Maya 59. Willow 84. Caroline
10. Sophia 35. Gemma 60. Sadie 85. Kinsley
11. Harper 36. Scarlett 61. Luna 86. Lexi
12. Hannah 37. Aurora 62. Charlotte 87. Piper
13. Savannah 38. Avery 63. Seraphina 88. Mackenzie
14. Cora 39. Imogen 64. Violet 89. Clara
15. Elsa 40. Jade 65. Zoe 90. Eloise
16. Madeline 41. Hailey 66. Eleanor 91. Phoebe
17. Jane 42. Aubrey 67. Rosalie 92. Poppy
18. Ainsley 43. Lila 68. Claire 93. Aurelia
19. Genevieve 44. Chloe 69. Mia 94. Harlow
20. Lola 45. Maeve 70. Delilah 95. Eliza
21. Beatrice 46. Nora 71. Emmeline 96. Aria
22. Elizabeth 47. Josephine 72. Quinn 97. Mila
23. Mae 48. Audrey 73. Lucy 98. Iris
24. Peyton 49. Alice 74. Juliet 99. Ella
25. Cordelia 50. Penelope 75. Anabella 100. Zara

Top Names for Boys in 2014:

1. Liam 26. Nathan 51. Callum 76. Nathaniel
2. Ethan 27. Logan 52. Evan 77. Beckett
3. Mason 28. Felix 53. Landon 78. Zane
4. Benjamin 29. Atticus 54. Andrew 79. Oliver
5. Jacob 30. Kieran 55. Charles 80. Eli
6. Hunter 31. Nico 56. Lincoln 81. Micah
7. William 32. Grayson 57. Spencer 82. Emmett
8. Carter 33. Tristan 58. Gabriel 83. Levi
9. Aiden 34. Henry 59. Owen 84. Archer
10. Noah 35. Elijah 60. Ryder 85. Luca
11. Matthew 36. George 61. Bodhi 86. Elliot
12. Alexander 37. Jasper 62. Oscar 87. Charlie
13. Christian 38. Cameron 63. Luke 88. Leo
14. Theo 39. Quinn 64. James 89. Ezra
15. Blake 40. Simon 65. Miles 90. Zachary
16. August 41. Declan 66. Dylan 91. Rowan
17. Knox 42. Sebastian 67. Finn 92. Sawyer
18. Lucas 43. Milo 68. Rhys 93. Everett
19. Emerson 44. Hudson 69. Daniel 94. Avery
20. Caleb 45. Isaac 70. Finley 95. Wyatt
21. Jude 46. Hugo 71. Kai 96. Xavier
22. Harrison 47. Thomas 72. Arthur 97. Jackson
23. Connor 48. Nolan 73. Julian 98. Roman
24. Flynn 49. Jonah 74. Samuel 99. Axel
25. Asher 50. Max 75. Jack 100. Cooper

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10 Things You Never Knew About Motherhood

FAM, pregnancy, self By May 20, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

10 Things You Never Knew About MotherhoodMotherhood is quite like running an unending marathon – it requires an immense amount of preparation, strength, flexibility, patience and determination. Before you become a mother, many will sound you off about the do’s and don’ts needed to master this life marathon. Only when you experience the run yourself will you truly enjoy the euphoria associated with each little victory and realize how every bit of your effort was worth it! Being a mother is unique for every woman in the world. Just how no two people in the world are alike, so is the experience of bringing them up equally different. Some, experiences, however, form a part of every mother’s life and leave a mark far beyond the baby-naming, breastfeeding, nappy-changing and sleepless nights! Here are ten things you never knew about motherhood (unless you are a mother, of course):

1.     Your Focus Will Shift From Yourself – Ever had your husband complain about how long you take to dress up before a party? When you become a mother, the complaining won’t stop; only now, it would be directed towards how long you take to dress your little one! Doing things for your kid will give you greater pleasure than doing anything for yourself.

 2. You Will Cherish Being At Home – If holidays mean traveling the length and breadth of the world with your partner, wait till you have a baby! You would want to spend all your free time at home playing and fooling around with your little one. You’ll cancel lunch dates with your girls, your monthly spa appointments, and many other commitments so you can cuddle with your cute little angel all day long. You won’t have any regrets!

3. You Will Become An Excellent Multitasker – Of the many life skills that being a mother teaches you, multitasking features high on top! You’ll learn to do everything, from cleaning your baby’s dirty diaper to cheering him up, while gearing up for his next meal, all together. You’ll play the roles of a chef, doctor, entertainer and caretaker all at once!

 4.     Your Child Will Be Your Therapy – The world raves about peaceful retreats to help calm the mind. Only a mother, however, knows that her child can light up her life with the greatest amount of happiness and harmony, beating every other therapy hollow. Looking at your kid sleep is indeed the most beautiful sight that can bust your stress in a matter of seconds.

5. You Will Grandly Celebrate Every Achievement Of Your Child – No matter how self-critical a person you might be, when it comes to your kid, you will be an unabashedly proud momma! You will fawn over everything from his smile to his cute talks and will want to capture and share everything he does with the world!

6. You’ll Be Amazed At Your Strength – The world may see women as the weaker sex, but the truth is that they are much stronger than what they get credit for! Experiencing over 12 hours of painful labor to going many nights without sleeping and keeping composure in the most stressful days of initial motherhood, is highly brave! Motherhood requires not only physical strength but also emotional and mental strength.

7. You Will Discover A New You – Though you were once known to be the most impatient and non-accommodating person in your group but when you become a mother, you’ll discover a whole new side to you. You’ll amaze everyone around with your patient and calm demeanor! No matter how big a problem might arise, you’ll handle it with an immense amount of composure.

8. Your Friend Circle May Change – From a gang of crazy girls to a gang of overanxious mothers, your friend circle may also change over the course of your motherhood. Given the drastic turnaround of things and situations after the arrival of your baby, needless to say, your equation with your pals is also likely to get impacted. When all you’ve left to talk about is your kids’ weird rash and his potty training stories, you need someone who can relate to your situation and share tips that have worked for them!

 9.     You Will Become A Nutrition Expert – Vitamins, minerals, calories, fiber content – all of these details of various foods will be at your fingertips when you become a mother. You will become extremely cautious about healthy-eating to be able to give your child the wholesome nutrition he needs to grow up into a healthy individual!

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You Will Love Beyond Comprehension – One never truly learns the meaning of the word love until they become a parent. It’s only your child that you can love unconditionally, even more than you love yourself. It’s the most satisfying feeling to see your child flourish and grow more than you did! Your child will give your life a whole new purpose!

Most importantly, motherhood will make you realize that there isn’t anything else that could give you as much happiness as seeing your child smile! Not a perfect job, a lottery or a couture gown – nothing at all!

– Aradhana is a veteran writer on topics concerning parenting, child nutrition, wellness, health and lifestyle. As a regular contributor to popular sites like Huffington Post, Natural news, Elephant journal, Thehealthsite, Naturally Savvy, Curejoy and MomJunction.com, Aradhana writes to inspire and motivate people to adopt healthy habits and live a stress-free lifestyle.

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Baby Names for Boys in 2014

baby, FAM By January 2, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

Baby Names for BoysWhen deciding on baby names for boys, often it is best to have a variety of suggestions and know the current trends. In 2014, mythological names, Spanish, unconventional spellings, Biblical references and 1940’s show business names are all on trend. When I was pregnant I had a ton of fun flipping through catalogues and newspapers to get ideas as well.

Baby Name Resources Online

Sometimes we get stuck with very common names. If you want something posh, stylish and fitting for your baby boy to be, you should take advantage of online baby name finders. Here you can find thousands of resources about the nicest baby boy names. You can set your search per syllable, origins, the meanings or the popular name settings. This will help you narrow down the category in which you which you want to work with for naming your baby. Some favourites include Nameberry and Baby Name Wizard.

Top Names for Boys

The top 5 traditional names for boys are Jacob, Ethan, Alexander, Michael and Daniel. There are hundreds of classic names that are being given to newborn baby boys. You might want to survey names of kids on your neighborhood if you want to get a really unique name for your child. It’s also helpful to check trends for your country, state or province. Google vital statistics and baby names and the most recent stats will pop up.

Baby Names and Meanings

Names often have meanings and regional or linguistic origins. Some names came from religious sources. You can use this category in order to find something meaningful to give to your child. Giving a name is not just legality. There is a very emotional and deep connection to a parent to name their child. It gives them the identity you earnestly wish they would have. You need to be aware of the meanings so you can also go for name dictionaries to find hundred thousand options for names. To check on the meaning of a name we like Behind the Name.

Celebrity Baby Names

You can name your child using celebrities from pop culture, history, literature, music, arts or fashion. Snag just about any tabloid in the grocery store line and the pages are filled with celebrity baby gossip. There are many iconic names but remember that these names have some historical background and this can really affect your child’s way of defining himself. Babycentre has a great Celebrity Baby Names list that is kept up to date.

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Top Baby Names in Canada for 2013

baby, FAM By January 2, 2014 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

Most provinces in Canada publish vital statistics info for baby names used in the past year. We have compiled a list of top baby names in Canada for 2013. Now what we would love to do now is a list of the bottom 100! What is your tendency and how did you choose the name of your child? Popular baby names or unique? We wrote an article on where you begin when choosing a baby name that you might want to check out as well. Enjoy the list and be sure to share your favourite baby name(s) in the comment section!

Top Baby Names in Canada for 2013

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Top Baby Names for Girls in England

baby, FAM By October 10, 2012 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Top baby names Girls 2011Oh to name a girl!  So many possibilities and so many beautiful options.  Maybe you should just have 100 so you can use them all…..  In August each year, the Top Baby Names for Girls in England in 2011 is published.  Watch out for our other lists of baby names!  The Boys are here.  And the uniques.  And Celebrity….

1 AMELIA

2 OLIVIA

3 LILY

4 JESSICA

5 EMILY

6 SOPHIE

7 GRACE

8 RUBY

9 AVA

10 ISABELLA

11 EVIE

12 CHLOE

13 MIA

14 POPPY

15 ISLA

16 ELLA

17 ISABELLE

18 SOPHIA

19 FREYA

20 DAISY

21 CHARLOTTE

22 LUCY

23 MAISIE

24 SCARLETT

25 PHOEBE

26 HOLLY

27 LILLY

28 ELLIE

29 IMOGEN

30 LAYLA

31 LOLA

32 EVA

33 MEGAN

34 SUMMER

35 MILLIE

36 ALICE

37 SIENNA

38 ABIGAIL

39 HANNAH

40 ERIN

41 FLORENCE

42 JASMINE

43 LACEY

44 ELIZABETH

45 MOLLY

46 LEXI

47 MATILDA

48 EMMA

49 SOFIA

50 AMY

51 AMBER

52 BROOKE

53 AMELIE

54 GRACIE

55 ROSIE

56 LEAH

57 KATIE

58 MAYA

59 ELEANOR

60 GEORGIA

61 EMILIA

62 ELIZA

63 BETHANY

64 FAITH

65 EVELYN

66 ISABEL

67 ANNA

68 HARRIET

69 BELLA

70 PAIGE

70 ZARA

72 HOLLIE

73 ESME

74 ROSE

75 JULIA

76 ANNABELLE

76 WILLOW

78 LEXIE

79 ISOBEL

80 MADISON

81 NIAMH

82 MADDISON

83 ELSIE

83 SKYE

85 REBECCA

86 LAUREN

87 MARTHA

88 KEIRA

89 CAITLIN

90 SARAH

91 HEIDI

92 ZOE

93 MARIA

94 MARYAM

95 AISHA

96 NICOLE

97 FRANCESCA

98 TIA

99 LYDIA

100 KAYLA

Source: The office for National Statistics

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Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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Top Baby Names for Boys in England

baby, FAM By October 10, 2012 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

Top Baby Names Boys 2011In August each year, the Top Baby Names for Boys in England for 2011 is published.  Is it any surprise that Harry tops the list?  We are loving the strong and creative names that have made the list this year.  ANd as always, there’s a good dose of Royals.

1 HARRY

2 OLIVER

3 JACK

4 CHARLIE

5 ALFIE

6 THOMAS

7 JAMES

8 JACOB

9 JOSHUA

10 WILLIAM

11 ETHAN

12 GEORGE

13 RILEY

14 DANIEL

15 SAMUEL

16 OSCAR

17 NOAH

18 MOHAMMED

19 JOSEPH

20 MAX

21 MUHAMMAD

22 ALEXANDER

23 ARCHIE

24 DYLAN

25 BENJAMIN

26 LUCAS

27 HENRY

28 LEO

29 JAKE

30 TYLER

31 LOGAN

32 ISAAC

33 JAYDEN

34 FINLEY

35 RYAN

36 HARRISON

37 MASON

38 ADAM

39 LEWIS

40 EDWARD

41 FREDDIE

42 LUKE

43 MATTHEW

44 LIAM

45 ZACHARY

46 CALLUM

47 SEBASTIAN

48 JAMIE

49 CONNOR

50 TOBY

51 HARVEY

52 THEO

53 MICHAEL

54 NATHAN

55 HARLEY

56 KAI

57 DAVID

58 AARON

59 ALEX

60 CHARLES

61 AIDEN

62 MOHAMMAD

63 LEON

64 TOMMY

65 FINLAY

66 ARTHUR

67 LUCA

68 LOUIS

69 REUBEN

70 JENSON

71 LOUIE

72 OWEN

73 BOBBY

73 OLLIE

75 GABRIEL

76 STANLEY

77 DEXTER

78 CAMERON

79 BLAKE

80 RHYS

81 JUDE

82 FRANKIE

83 HAYDEN

84 KIAN

85 ELLIOT

86 JOEL

87 BAILEY

88 ROBERT

88 TAYLOR

90 ELIJAH

91 FREDERICK

91 KYLE

93 REECE

94 CALEB

95 ASHTON

96 BEN

96 EVAN

96 KAYDEN

99 JOHN

100 AIDAN
Source: The office for National Statistics

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Jewish Baby Names

baby, FAM By July 26, 2012 Tags: , , No Comments

There is an ancient Jewish saying that ‘with each child, the world begins anew’.  Jewish mysticism regards an individual’s name as connected to their essential self.  Boys are given their Jewish or Hebrew name as part of the Bris Ceremony.   The name given may be Hebrew, Yiddish or a combination of both.   Choosing a Hebrew name for a baby is a serious responsibility as it charts a course for the body and soul of the individual and may well determine his or her future.  No pressure, though.

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Where Do You Begin When Choosing a Baby Name?

baby, FAM By July 25, 2012 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Baby Names. Unique or Traditional? Family Name or Celebrity? Religious? What if it rhymes with a bad word…? The stress of choosing a name for your baby can be harder to deal with than worrying about whether to ask for an epidural. Will your family be insulted if you don’t include one of their names? What if you choose cousin Alan’s name instead of your father’s? How many times have you considered having a third child just to make sure every side of the family is appeased in the name game? Relax. This is your baby.

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Top Unique Baby Names

baby, FAM By July 18, 2012 Tags: , 6 Comments

Top Unique Baby NamesIf you are looking for a unique name for your baby, or you want a truly symbolic name, you need to know the top choices for the baby names that parents are selecting for their kids. Each name has a meaning, an origin this is the name that the child will be living with for the rest of his or her life. Give them the right name! Here is a list of the top 100 baby names for either girls and boys so that you can make your choices about which name you should go for (or which popular ones to avoid!).

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Top Baby Names for 2010

baby, FAM By August 9, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

Choosing a baby name entails the values of the family, it requires a match to the last name and a suitable middle name, and it marks the start of a new life blessed with a specially picked name. Baby name trends are tracked all around the world, from year to year, and most popular baby name lists date back to generations ago. Those lists are scoured for the perfect baby name by parents on an hourly basis.

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Top 100 Baby Names in Canada

baby, FAM By May 21, 2011 Tags: , 1 Comment

Eeny-meeny miney mo…which baby names are “best of show”?  The names that people choose for their new bundles of joy are based on so many different factors. One of the top reasons that people give their child a particular name is due to the meaning of the name. From connotations like, “full of wisdom” and “strong, firm and impetuous” to meanings like “hollow” and “uncertain”, the name that you give your child carries some kind of significance in one light or another. Some parents feel like if they bestow their baby a name that transmits the implication that their child is “smart” or a “king”, that child will turn out to be what their name signifies and steer away from the names with negative connotations.

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Baby Names: The Complete Names of Shakespeare

baby, FAM, pregnancy By September 28, 2009 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Shakespeare Baby NamesThis week in names, we have good ol’ Billy Shakespeare as inspiration. Below you’ll find some very familiar names (Jessica, Julia, Joan), some unfamiliar names (Trinculo, Thurio, Thallard) and names that, well, only a writer could love (Froth, Moth, Dogberry…and Dull). Shakespeare set his plays in England, Scotland, Wales, Spain, France, Italy, Denmark, Greece and Fantasy Land thus there are names from several languages.

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