Lots of parents-to-be struggle to think of a baby name, but this is mostly due to other people piping in with their opinions
Getting someone's name right is not rocket science; it just requires a slight amount of observation. Anyone else who has an unusual spelling will know the frustration caused by the folk who simply can't see what's right in front of their face. If I had a pound for every time someone has called me 'Maggie' I'd have holiday home in Tuscany.
It goes without saying that all children are special; but sometimes parents surpass themselves when trying to find a unique
When you have a name like Rachel Moss it's bloomin' difficult to find a Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat handle that hasn't already
It is your choice: to be someone, going somewhere - with all the fun, stress and strain that comes with your given name and acquired reputation; or being no one, going nowhere, not much fun but standing tall - at peace, with an understanding of where happiness truly lies.
Whilst we know names are influenced by celebrities (remember the popularity of Kylie...) and new babies from those celebrities, the most notable new arrival has been Princess Charlotte, with many girls born this year being named after our new princess.
Names do make us think, form perceptions and yes, I am ashamed to admit but know it is universal, judge. Randy may be a perfectly common-place name among Americans, but unless it's just the people I know and I don't think it is, I have yet to meet anyone who wouldn't have to hide a smirk if they were introduced to a Randy from Swansea or Sheffield.
With my first name being thrust into the limelight, - the like of which us Charlottes have not experienced since E.B White decided to name a pig-friendly spider after us - now feels like a good time to let the new addition to our crew know what it's like to be called Charlotte