Welcome to this prestigious club we call Motherhood!
I’ve watched you as your belly ballooned. As you started developing a waddle. I saw your car pull up your driveway on the way back from the hospital. I met your baby girl for the first time, in a perfect swaddle, snoozing in her brand new pram.
I know the last thing a new mother wants is unsolicited advice. So I bite my tongue, but I have so many things I want to share with you. Here are some things that helped me through the first months, that I wish someone had told me.
- Shower every day. Before having a child, it was just a daily chore, something I did without even thinking. But after having a child, especially immediately afterwards, it was the little bit of me-time I needed. On tough days after marathon sessions of feeding, it made me feel like myself again.
Tens of thousands participated in Hippo Blue’s National Name Day Celebration (11 April – 8 May 2016). The number of participants is more than robust enough to give us a very good idea of what names are trending now.
The top question on everyone’s mind is… What are the most popular names? Some want to see their favourite names on the list. Others do not. Here are the Top 20 Most Popular Girls & Boys Names from the Hippo Blue National Name Day event (April – May 2016).
Following names did not rank in the Top 20, but are in the Top 100. More importantly, they are just hip names. Kids with these names won’t be wallflowers, for sure. And chances are their cool and edgy parents will raise them to have strong opinions and personalities.
This is a list of names that were outside of the Top 100, but definitely need an honourable mention for their appeal. Part of their appeal is that they are uncommon, yet easily roll off the tongue and are easy to remember.