Sunday, November 27, 2011

What's In A Name?? ~ Baby Name Trends for 2012

What's in a name??  They say a name can make or break a person and some people actually suffer from Baby-naming remorse.  Almost a tenth of parents regret naming their children as they did and 32% believed their child's name ended up more common then they had imagined.

Some trends to keep an eye out for in the coming year is people naming their children with such themes as modern heroes, the west/cowboy, biblical and names that revolve around adjectives,  As such celebrities have already been encompassing the trend, such as Alicia Silverstone calling her son "Bear Blu" or Mariah Carey naming her daughter, "Monroe".

Not every name is a good fit with society and some names are actually ILLEGAL to name your child, "Lucifer" in New Zealand is a HUGE no-no.  Also not allowed in New Zealand, and yes, people actually tried to name their children these bewildering monikers.

New Zealand...
1.  Tallulah Does The Hula From Hawaii
2.  4Real
3.  Fish and Chips (twins)
4.  Yeah, Detroit
5.  Keenan Got Lucy
6.  Sex Fruit
7.  Number 16 Bus Shelter
8.  Violence

I am NOT kidding~!!

In Italy these names are illegal to consider...
1.  Venerdi
2.   Andrea
3.  Dalmata

In Sweden...
1. Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 (somehow this is pronounced as 'Albin')
2.  Metallica
3.  IKEA
4.  Veranda
5.  However Q.Google is an acceptable name...HUH??

Norway...
1.  Gesher
2.  Any names that are associated with swearing, sex and illnesses

Malaysia...
1.  Chow Tow (it means Smelly Head)
2.  Ah Chwar (Snake)
3.  Khiow Khoo (Hunchback)
4.  Sor Chai (Insane)
5.  Woti (Sexual Intercourse)

China...
1.  @
2.  ALL names considered by the parents must be approved by the state via their identity cards.

Germany...
1.  Miatt (too gender neutral)
2.  Stompie
3.  Woodstock
4.  Grammophon

And yet names such as Speedy, Lafayette and Jazz are allowed.

Denmark...
1.  Anus
2.  Pluto
3.  Monkey

Actually in Denmark there is an approved list of 7000 names that parents are allowed to choose from, deviating from the list requires special permission from the government!

Portugal...
1.  Ovnis (means UFO)
2.  Tom

Again, you have to have permission from the government AND read an 80 page government document before applying.

Japan...
1.  Akuma (means Devil)

Japan also has a HUGE list of unapproved names.  Names MUST use one of the 2, 232 'name kanji' characters which is decided by the government.

Current HOT trends coming into the 2012 year are as follows...

Alphabet names are totally trendy right now...if it begins with an 'A', 'K' or 'L', your good to go~!!

Nouveau Names on the RISE...

Ainsley
Aria
Ashton
Avery
Ayden
Cadence
Cali
Campbell
Cash
Chace
Cheyenne
Elle
Essence
Genesis
Harley
Harmony
Haven
Heaven
Jaden
Jaxson
Jayla
Kennedy
Kimora
Kingston
Lexi
Macy
Maximus
Neveah
Presley
Skye
Skyla
Tayla
Trista
Zion
Zoey

Whatever you name your child...just remember...THEY are the ones who have to live with it, so choose wisely~!!

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