Here at Scarlet Ribbon Merino we are big fans of the classic style. Timeless, refined and trustworthy. It seems the nation are following suit when it comes to baby names; increasingly favouring the classic options.
Choosing a baby name can be a difficult decision. Not only do you and your partner have to find something you both agree on, but it’s something your baby will have for life. It seems classic baby names never really fall out of fashion and traditional classics prove they can stand the test of time over and over, often featuring in the top 100 lists. Some old fashioned favourites are continuing to rise in popularity year after year while more modern names are falling.
Classic novel names such as Emma, Charlotte and Emily are female choices that always prove popular with parents. Royal inspired names such as Kate and Victoria are also favourites that continue to appear in the top 100 annually, however it appears the new Princess didn’t cause a baby Charlotte surge as it actually dropped two places last year!
When it comes to boys names, Oliver, Harry, George and James all featured in the 2015 top 10 list. Names with biblical origins like Jonathan, Samuel and Joseph prove popular and are strong traditional choices - Anne Hathaway's new baby boy Jonathan being a recent example- while William and Benjamin are both classic names that have stood the test if time. Period TV shows such as Call the Midwife and Downton Abbey have also inspired some traditional naming choices in recent years.
There are a new generation of names ripe for revival that used to be more commonplace in the era of our grandparents. It’s not unusual to come across old fashioned names like Wilfred, Stanley, Ivy or Elsie in the playground, while Arthur and Florence are both two of the highest rising names. Perhaps vintage grandparent chic is the next trend in naming!
To see the full list of Top 100 boys and girls names for 2015 , click here.
If you choose to breastfeed your baby, finding clothes that are both stylish and practical is not always an easy task, and as a new mum you’ll be limited on how long you can spend shopping and choosing outfits.
But what is the perfect breastfeeding wardrobe, that doesn’t mean a choice of over-sized t-shirts and wrap tops...? At Scarlet Ribbon Merino we are committed to designing clothing for your baby that is ‘Simple. Sustainable and Stylish….’ So why not take the same approach to your own wardrobe! We’ve broken it down with some tips and links to a few of our favourite maternity & nursing brands to keep you looking great, without sacrificing practicality.
So you’re all booked, all packed, and the day has finally arrived! Hopefully thanks to our previous blog you feel well prepared, so now there’s just the travelling to figure out...
Planning your first trip abroad with a little one this summer? With a new baby holidays can feel overwhelming, stepping away from the comfort and equipment of home. But with our parent-tested tips to make it all a little easier you’ll be well on your way to enjoying a holiday that works for all the family.
This is the first in a two part guide. For this part we’ll focus on getting planned, booked and ready to go, whether it’s a staycation in the UK, popping to the continent for some Mediterranean sun, or going further afield.