I love them.
I even love to hate them.
My preference is for old names, real names, spelt correctly names.
I don't like having to guess how to say a name, I don't like incorrect spelling. I don't like YouNeek names that you make up.
BUT, most importantly, I don't care what name you give your child. I just like hearing why or how you chose that name. Was it a name you have always wanted or something new you found while pregnant? Did you care what the name actually meant or was the sound of the name most important to you? Maybe there is a family connection? Does your child have a middle name? How many?
See there are lots of things to talk about with names. They all have a story.
Did you know that throughout history Royal names are always extremely popular? We got school photo's back today and let me tell you there are a lot of Charlie, Will and Harry's at the moment - but there is no Diana or Camilla...maybe because they were not born Royal.
A fun question to ask is, If you had a baby tonight and had to name it what name would you pick right this moment? (Because favourites usually change).
For me, if I had a girl it would be Harriet and if it was a boy it would be Clancy.
But ask me again in a year and these names will have changed.