Tuesday, 15 February 2011

What's in a name?!

Of all the decisions that I have made, naming my children has been without a doubt the most stressful and important.


Well that decision will be with them for the rest of their lives. Setting the tone of who they are and instantly creating an image of what they are like.

I can always remember coming out from registering my beautiful baby girl (number 1 daughter) only to hear a woman shouting loudly to her dog. Yes you guessed it the dogs name was the same as hers Kassie! Only my daughters full name is Kassandra Nicole. I think that year Kassie was a very popular name.

As for my youngest, my hubby and I fought for many an hour during my pregnancy over names, in fact if she had been a boy we had no name! Luckily we finally agreed on Ashleigh Mae, not my first choice. I very much wanted Rose Olivia however thanks to Rose and Fred West that quickly went out the window!!!

As I vet through many application forms and CVs I really wish people thought hard about the choices they make for their children. having said that one of my daughters best friends is named Somerset. What a beautiful name. As yet I have not met any Apples or Pears only Acers and Paris.

Lets be honest we not many of us like our names, I don't even have a middle name to use instead!
And I know my mom let my sister choose my name! Crazy or what!

As my dear granny used to say "never judge a book by it's cover or a person by the mistakes others made for them!"

Much Love
X x


  1. Hello Trayci! I've just read your comment and have added your name to the over-40 blogroll. I'm looking forward in getting to know you better in blog-land.

    I couldn't agree more about the name! I was never happy with the name given me, so I am all for nick-names, they fit the personality better anyway. That said, hello, and call me Bella ! -Bella Q
    the Citizen Rosebud

  2. I agree!!

    Sadie x


  3. Great post, Trayci! The worst name I ever heard was a little girl called Paella. xxx

  4. Pleasure to meet you Bella.

    Good grief Vix that is an unfortunate name!

    Don't think I'd fancy being compared to a fish dish!

    Much love
    X x x


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