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Picking your child’s name !! 

I found Being a nursery manager and working with children for many years it is so hard to pick a name for your little one !!. Certain names become less appealing to you because of one thing or another . So when we started to think of names for our baby I wanted a name that I had never looked after a child before with that name .

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The other thing you have to think about is that they will have that name for the rest of there lives ( no pressure !). Some names I liked were cute for a little baby but just didn’t seem to be right for when she was a teenager or even a parent herself . It’s such a big decision to make !

When we started telling people we were expecting ,our little baby was meant to be the size of an avocado ( that’s what one of these expecting parents apps said , how true it is I’m not sure !). Jordan just said to me what about Ava the avocado and from that day on it stuck . I loved the name and still do . I know it may sound odd but she really suits her name and looks like an Ava whatever one of them looks like 😊.

I can now also understand why I have no middle name finding a first name can be hard enough !!.

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    I agree, picking a name is one of the hardest. I picked names and whatever was in the top 100 I crossed off. You also have to consider the middle names to make sure the initials don’t spell anything weird too.


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      That’s a good thought about what the initials spell will think about this if have more . I didn’t want anything to common either that’s why we went for Ava Willow


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    Ava the Avocado certainly has a ring to it! I agree if you work with kids all the time you need and want a fresh name for your sanity and state of mind.


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      Haha it’s a nice story to tell her when she was older Ava the Avocado !!


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    I have a list of names that I love for my future kids but lately some names have been associated with some weird memories and I am slowly running out of names.
    Ava is an adorable name


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      Thank you more than welcome to add it to your list X


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    Picking a name is so hard we wanted a name that we like but didn’t want one that was popular.


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    We’re currently going through the list of names for our bubba and we really like Ava May 🙂 i bet it was harder for you where you worked :p xx


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      Oh gosh it really was hard and there are so many different names especially for a girl !


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    It is hard to pick a name when you have worked with children as they do stick in your mind. I’ve always known what I wanted to name a girl if we had one but never had a clue for a boy name so I left that up to D x


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      He did a good job love the name Lucas


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    I like that you thought about names that were suitable for grown ups as well as kids. I don’t think enough people remember that. Someone once told me, choose a name that’s suitable for births, marriages and deaths – ie, young, middle and working and the elderly.

    I only had 2 boys names on my list (but 2 pages of girls names), so it was lucky that the OH agreed with at least 1 of them.


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    I loved picking girls names and still have a long list of names that I would of loved to have used. I did struggle with our fourth boy though


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    Picking names is hard, the best advice from us is don’t ask people for advice! 😉 as everyone has mixed opinions about names. Choose what makes you happy xx


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    Gosh isn’t it quite stressful picking a band. I imagine more so for you being a teacher. I always think it’s best to not tell any family members too once you’ve made your mind up as they all want to put their opinions in lol x


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    Urgh I meant name not band!! No idea how that turned into that word. Lol x

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