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Naming Squiggle

I received a press release about baby names the other day. Apparently, these were the top twenty UK baby names for 2012, according to babynames.co.uk:

Ethan, Eva, Leo, Dylan, Jacob, Oliver, Noah, Ella, Alfie, Amelia,
Mia, Isla, Max, Charlie, Alice, Joshua, Jack, Oscar, Isabella, Imogen

Colour me relieved to see Emily didn't make an appearance in there this year, after being 5th in 2011. FIFTH! I don't regret calling her Emily at all, but I know she'll complain about being one of so many down the line. Then again, she'd have complained had I named her Philomena too (no it was never an option) so I guess I could point that out to her when she does. 


We have settled on a name for Squiggle. Want to know what it is?


Did you catch it? :) It's not a common name in the UK, but it's listed in this popular baby names in Malta list (which is, admittedly, quite long). Still, I don't think it should be a huge issue. 

While looking up that last link, I came across this... Names from Malta. It made me giggle. I can appreciate that some of those "names" may sound beautiful to a foreigner, but fellow Maltese... can you imagine naming your child Addolorata, Marsa or Xewqa?!


[Edit Jan 2013: I don't mean to be difficult, but the name has since changed. It will be announced once he's born ;)]

12 comments:

  1. I got it I got it hehe good choice :)

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  2. Oooh I think I caught it... Lovely name ;-)

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  3. I thought I had it but then didn't see it on the list. This is an awesome post though. Great idea of how to announce it! :)

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    1. did you work it out eventually though? thanks ;) x

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    2. I wasn’t sure, either! At first I thought I heard her say Ġuzè… looking at the page, perhaps it’s Julian?

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    3. Let's just say this... it was never going to be a purely Maltese name!!!

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  4. I think I got it too :) Heh as for the Maltese names - Kalkara?!? Having said that, A had a patient of his here in England called Mellieha Bay :)

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  5. Oh the cuteness! I love baby brother's name, as I already told you and I'm impressed by Emily's perfect pronunciation of it!

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    1. Thank you! Yes she had no trouble with it at all, quite impressed! x

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