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Naming your baby
It's amazing how many hours can be spent thinking about potential names for your baby. Children are often named after parents, relatives, sports stars or even Soap actors. I'm sure a few Jasons and Kylies would testify to that. In recent years the more unusual names have been poplular. Especially Irish names or even names that seem unusual or less common. Whatever, the decision is for you, the parents, to decide.
To assist we have listed the most popular babies names over recent years. We also provide useful links to websites which have literally hundreds of names to help you choose the right name.
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2003
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2005
Chloe Emily Emily Jessica
Emily Ellie Ellie Emily
Jessica Chloe Jessica Sophie
Ellie jessica Sophie Olivia
Sophie Sophie Cloe Cloe
Megan Megan Lucy Ellie
Charlotte Lucy Oliva Grace
Lucy Oliva Charlotte Lucy
Hannah Charlotte Katie Charlotte
Oliva Hannah Megan Katie
Lauren Katie Grace Ella
Katie Ella Hannah Megan
Amy Grace Amy Hannah
Molly Mia Ella Amelia
Holly Amy Mia Ruby
Ella Holly Lilly Lilly
Bethany Lauren Abigail Amy
Rebecca Emma Emma Mia
Grace Molly Amelia Abigail
Mia Abigail Molly Millie
Georgia Caitlin Lauren Molly
Abigail Amelia Millie Emma
Caitlin Bethany Holly Holly
Leah Lilly Leah Leah
Amelia Rebecca Caitlin Isabella
Eleanor Georgia Rebecca Lauren
Emma Leah Georgia Caitlin
Jasmine Millie Bethany Daisy
Lily Eleanor Eleanor Evie
Elizabeth Jasmine Isabelle Isabelle
Shannon Daisy Ruby Freya
Jade Elizabeth Daisy Erin
Alice Alice Freay Rebecca
Courtney Courtney Isabella Georgia
Millie Shannon Elizabeth Phoebe
Anna Erin Jasmine Amber
Amber Isabella Erin Madison
Erin Abbie Alice Keira
Sarah Anna Evie Poppy
Phoebe Amber Amber Bethany
Abbie Freya Paige Jasmine
Daisy Isabelle Abbie Elizabeth
Zoe Poppy madison Eleanor
Rachel Paige Phoebe Alice
Laura Phoebe Poppy Paige
Nicole Sarah Aimee Isabel
isabelle Isabel Courtney Scarlett
Maisie Rachel Niamh Libby
Paige Aimee Anna Aimee
Isabella Ruby Isabel Niamh
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2003
2004
2005
Jack Jack Jack Jack
Joshua Joshua Joshua Joshua
Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas
James James James James
Daniel Daniel Daniel Oliver
Benjamin Oliver Samuel Daniel
William benjamin Oliver Samuel
Samuel Samuel William William
Joseph William Benjamin Harry
Oliver Joseph Jospeh Jospeh
Harry Harry Harry Benjamin
Matthew Matthew Matthew Charlie
Luke Lewis lewis Look
Lewis Luke Ethan Matthew
George Ethan Luke Callum
Callum George Charlie Jake
Adam Adam George Ethan
Ethan Alfie Callum George
Alexander Callum Alexander Lewis
Ryan Alexander Mohammed Alexander
Ben Ryan Ryan Jacob
Mohammed Mohammed Dylan Alfie
Liam Cameron Jacob Mohammed
Jake Connor Adam Dylan
Nathan Charlie Ben Ryan
Connor Ben Jake Adam
Cameron Jacob Alfie Harvey
Dylan Dylan Connor Liam
Charlie Liam cameron Max
Jacob Nathan Liam Connor
Owen Jake Nathan Tyler
Jamie Jamie Harvey Ben
Max Owen Jamie Jamie
Michael Max Owen Cameron
Kieran Tyler Tyler Nathan
Aaron Harvey Max Owen
Brandon Kieran Louis Leo
Bradley Michael Kyle Archie
Kyle Kyle Michael Kyle
Tyler Brandon Kieran Bradley
Louis Alex Aaron Harrison
Alex Louis Bradley Louis
Jordan Aaron Edward Michael
Reece Bradley Brandon Henry
Edward Edward Alex Edward
Harvey Reece Archie Aaron
Charles Harrison Harrison Brandon
David Charles Henry Toby
Alfie David Charles Kieran
Robert Archie Toby Charles
Recommended baby name websites
Here are some links to additional sites with databases of baby names, their meanings, and their origin.
Name and Link Description
Baby Names.comDatabase of 10,000 names & meanings
Baby Names World.comMeanings and origin of over 11,000 names
Government Statistics100 most popular names since 2001
Baby Names.co.ukOver 100,000 names listed
Name My Baby.co.ukNames from throughout the world
123 Baby Names.com Worldwide baby name assistance

Things to think about while naming your child
Here are some links to additional sites with databases of baby names, their meanings, and their origin.
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Don't be too trendy as it may sound silly in 25 years time.
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Don't pick a name you wouldn't like yourself.
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Don't pick a name that is too commonly used.
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Choose a neutral/old fashioned middle name if you choose an unusual first name.
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Be sure what the name means ie religious, ethnographical meanings.
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