Monday 2 October 2017

The Baby Name Challenge. Day 2 of #Blogtober17

I am taking part in Blogtober17 and will be writing posts with various themes/prompts throughout October....Today's prompt is Babies:

I was watching some videos on YouTube a couple of weeks ago and saw one from Sprinkle of Glitter. (Louise Pentland) and she did the Baby Name Challenge. I am not one for being in front of the camera but instead I thought I would do it here on my blog.....I am not planning on having anymore babies but if I did.... 

I have came up with different names for each question because saying the same over and over would just be boring....

1. What is your favourite boy and girl's name from the top UK names list (2015)?
For a boy I would choose Jack and a girl Jessie.

2. What is your least favourite boy and girl's name from the top UK names list (2015)?*
Hunter & Kylie. I am sorry, I don't mean to offend if you are called this or your children are. Hunter makes me think of HHH off the wrestling and Kylie Minogue is all I can think of.

2. If you had twins, what would you name them? (G/G, B/B, B/G)
2 girls would be - Sofia & Scarlett.
2 boys would be - Ethan & Jackson.
A boy and girl would be - Lily & Kane.

3. If you could change your name to anything, what would it be?
I really don't know. As a child I hated my name and wanted to have a name everyone else did like Joanne or Emma.

4. You have 4 children, any gender. Their first names all have to start with the same letter. What would their names be?
Levi, Lillian, Logan and Lucas.

5. What's your favourite animal-inspired name?
I was going to say Phoenix but going from my fella's laughs that isn't actually a real animal. lol I will go with Raven.

6. What's your favourite colour-inspired name?
I really like Clementine...

7. What are your top 3 favourite boy names?
If I was to have a child now James, Edward or William would be in the running. I like old fashioned names.

8. What are your top 3 favourite girl names?
Matilda, Annabelle and Abigail.

9. What is your favourite celebrity baby name?
I really like what the Beckham's called their children. Brooklyn, Harper, Romeo & Cruz....

10. What is your ultimate guilty pleasure name?
I always wanted to call a baby boy Xander pronounced Zander and Anya. Off Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

11. What are your most hated baby names?
Again I don't mean to offend anyone but I don't like names with silly spellings...Oliviah, Emmah, Mayson, Jaycob. When I called Becky Rebecca as a baby they asked if it was Rebekah. I rolled my eyes. lol Again I apologise if your children are called any of the names I have mentioned.

12. Choose a baby name based on a food/drink?
Madeleine - The little cake.

13. Choose a baby name based on a month?
I like May or Mae...

14. Choose a baby name from a movie?
I really like Trinity from The Matrix or Neo.

15. Choose a name that is already in your family.
My grandmother was called Isabella I would have loved to have used that name for a girl.

Feel free to copy and answer these for yourself.....


  1. What a fun idea for a naming challenge!

  2. I like this kind of challenge. I think if I could change my name, it would be an exotic name! I have a nephew called Phoenix, he was called that because he was very poorly when he was born, he likes to be called Nixy though! Clementine, is so pretty!

    1. I like the sound of an exotic name...
      Thank you!

  3. Love this! Funnily enough I said to my other half that I love all of the Beckhams names! I would love our next girl to be Harper. He's not convinced! xx

    1. hehehe! The Beckham's sure did well naming their babies. Thank you!

  4. Ohh I like this tag I did a baby name post recently too. Love Clementine, such a cute name!

  5. I have never heard of a boys name called hunter, it is a bit of putting X #Blogtober17

  6. I would love to change my name to Josephine! I have seriously considered it x

    1. Ohh! I think you would suit being a Josephine. hehehe

  7. My sister is called Trinity but the name was chosen as a joke to begin with as the rugby team we support is Wakefield Trinity. I really like this tag it's rather fun and interesting xx

  8. Love this idea! I'm also not having anymore kiddies but love thinking up names, it's my favourite game! So many cute names you have come up with. And my little girl is Isabella :) #Blogtober17

    1. It is a lot of fun thinking up names isn't it. hehehe

  9. I haven't heard of this challenge but I agree on some of the names. A friend called her boy a common name and changed the spelling, he hated it and changed it by deed poll when he was old enough! #blogtober17

    1. hahaha! Good on the boy with the changed spelling. Thank you!

  10. I always ask my mum's in my baby classes how they got to name their baby. "It was the only one we agreed on"
    "We named her after my grandma "
    "It's from a TV programme! "
    Always a good ice breaker 😁

  11. Great post! I agree with you about liking traditional names, the good thing about them is that they are timeless. :)