10,000 Baby Names: Review and Giveaway


*Comp now closed our winners are caroline, angela, Julie, Donna, Jade and Sharon*

I have 6 copies of this fab baby name book by Holly Ivinds (White Ladder: 2010) to give away to lucky readers. What a nice gift this would make for a pregnant pal too – there is certainly a lot of choice here!

(White Ladder publish / sell tons of great books related to kids, do take a look at their website here)

The book is jam packed with popular baby names, the latest celebrity choices and names making a comeback.

Lots on meaning and origin, funny names and names you want to be avoiding! It looks at middle names, inmitials and nicknames and it is a clear easy read. great stuff.

Anna Sassin? Perhaps not!

But a good one for a book reviewer:  Paige Turner!

Oh I do love a good baby name book! I drove my hubby mad with these when I was pregant. The name that I loved and he would never agree to was Taliesin. I still think about it


In order to be in with a chance of winning just let me know what baby name did you never get to give? UK entrants only please. Competiton closes midnight Weds 15 December 2010. 

P.s This same comp os running at www.babybudgeting.co.uk where there are another 6 of these fab books to be won if you want to double your chances!.

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  1. Carolina J.
    December 9, 2010 / 5:00 pm

    It was Leonidas. It was actually my husband’s wish (the King of Sparta means a lot!), but I did not let him….

  2. Di Coke
    December 9, 2010 / 11:45 pm

    If our son had been a girl I wanted to use the name Brody! I’m glad he was a boy though, because I don’t like the name any more….!

  3. Nicola Seary
    December 10, 2010 / 1:23 pm

    The only name I regret not being able to use was Destiny.Other contenders which lost out due to babies gender were Kayla,Thomas and Lexie.I still like all these names.

  4. Carole C
    December 10, 2010 / 1:49 pm

    I really like the name Gabriel for a boy, but my husband hated it… fortunately we had a baby girl!

  5. shane weir
    December 10, 2010 / 1:51 pm

    sawyer or almeyda

  6. harline parkin
    December 10, 2010 / 1:56 pm

    if my daughter wasa boy the name would have been james after my brothers middle name instead i had a daughter and she was named melissa from little hpuse on the prarie

  7. Karen
    December 10, 2010 / 3:36 pm


  8. Claire Macmanus
    December 10, 2010 / 4:06 pm

    If i had a boy i really liked Devin or Mylo (but according to alot of friends Mylo was a “Tweenie Name”), just as well i had a little girl! Naming her was easy.

  9. Angela Webster
    December 10, 2010 / 5:33 pm

    I wanted to call my daughter Daisy Jane but my ex-husband was dead against it, I’m pregnant at the moment and love having a long list of names to look at.

  10. emma
    December 10, 2010 / 6:10 pm

    I like fleur

  11. Solange
    December 10, 2010 / 6:33 pm


  12. Paula Green
    December 10, 2010 / 6:44 pm

    Martin Peter after the great footballer hubby just would nor for it!

  13. katherine grieve
    December 10, 2010 / 6:54 pm

    Oliver Harrison

  14. Jo
    December 10, 2010 / 7:10 pm

    The christian name of Bradley, but as the surname was Bradley, it would have been like a stammer!

  15. David Sweet
    December 10, 2010 / 8:11 pm

    Isolde, to go with the boys name we had chosen

  16. belinda hendry
    December 10, 2010 / 8:26 pm

    if i would have had a daughter she would be called tanni – lee or Honey – mae

  17. Emma Steigmann
    December 11, 2010 / 1:06 am

    I loved the name Sheridan for a girl but I didn’t really think of that name until I was preganant with my 2nd and he was a boy plus my hubby hates it! I also wanted Jody for a boy or Cody for a girl but again hubby said no!

  18. Rhoda
    December 11, 2010 / 10:56 am

    We are hoping that some day we will get to name our first child. However the same I’ve always wanted since being a wee girl has been ruled out due to hubby’s surname. I wanted Duncan Iain, but since our surname starts with a “K” I’m not allowed due to the initials!!

  19. Victoria Boland
    December 11, 2010 / 1:41 pm

    Pia for a girl.

  20. Cheryll H
    December 11, 2010 / 5:45 pm

    There have been loads, but one of the ones I really loved was Honey… it would still go with my other girls names tho if we had another =)

  21. Sharon Witney
    December 12, 2010 / 1:15 pm

    I always wanted Jade for my first daughter even before I thought seriously about having kids. Unfortunately I have a niece with that name so when the time came it didn’t seem appropriate. I ended up with Jasmin.

  22. Jade
    December 12, 2010 / 3:30 pm

    My lovely partner has also given Taliesin the big thumbs down, along with Oisin for a boy. He’s mainly fine with my picks for girls. A long-term favourite, Mia, is going to be out for a girl as my sister has used Leah along with Ruby etc for girls seeing as my name is Jade. Maybe I’ll try and sneak them in as middle names!

    December 13, 2010 / 2:36 pm

    i love the name harrison but someone at work beat me to it 🙁

  24. Heather Shaw
    December 13, 2010 / 8:22 pm

    I wanted to call our son Rick… Rick Shaw! Lol

    December 14, 2010 / 2:29 pm


  26. Gemma
    December 14, 2010 / 2:40 pm

    If we have a boy I’m not allowed to have my favourite name ‘Thomas’ because it is the name of my OHs best friend 🙁

  27. Donna
    December 14, 2010 / 4:43 pm

    Nina for a girl and Etienne for a boy – both rejected….

  28. Zara J
    December 14, 2010 / 11:01 pm

    Emily for a girl.

  29. Sally Willcock
    December 14, 2010 / 11:55 pm

    Had 2 boys and lots of girls names sorted – Esme, Matilda and Martha to name but a few – ah well! The boys are gorgeous, little bu***** but I wouldn’t swap them.

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