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Uncommon boy names

What are the new Uncommon Boy Names in 2021

The naming of any child is an important milestone for any parent or parent to be. Parents of boys are especially keen about getting uncommon boy names for their sons.

Back in the day, the naming of a child used to be a very big ceremony.

baby boy playing with a toy

In ancient Rome for instance, children were named several days after they were born.

In the modern days though, parents name their children at birth and have a variety of places to pick the uncommon baby’s names.

baby boy playing

Uncommon boy names can be inspired by the names of special places, seasons, people, or events.a boy wearing a hat

In addition, some parents are inspired by uncommon boy names in books they have read or movie characters they have encountered while enjoying a movie.

More often though, parents also go for uncommon boy names for their children, only to discover much later that the uncommon names they chose have been a choice for another family ahead of them.

So here is a list of uncommon baby names which we hope will capture your imagination.baby boy with a yellow tee shirt and grey pants

  • Liam,
  • Hudson
  • Jaxon
  • Jack
  • Ray
  • Daylen
  • Skyler
  • Marverick
  • Travon
  • Apollo
  • Faris
  • Tevin
  • Kendrick
  • Belle
  • boy wearing a yellow marvin

Unique Uncommon Boy Names

A name is very symbolic as it represents children in very unique ways.

It should be so special as it was when the child was birthed.

Here is a list of unique uncommon boy names to add to your list of options.baby boy in a flower garden

  • Arden
  • Amias
  • Alder
  • Akira
  • Ari
  • Ballard
  • Baird
  • Bridger
  • Bay
  • Brich
  • Cade
  • Cullen
  • Chase
  • Calloway
  • Drake
  • Drew
  • Dominic
  • Dario
  • David
  • Ellio
  • Eli
  • Ezra
  • Ezekial
  • Earnest
  • Floyd
  • Finn
  • Finbar
  • Fox
  • French
  • Grady
  • Grant
  • Grey
  • Hart
  • Hale
  • Hopper
  • Hayers
  • Idris
  • Isiah
  • Imani
  • Julian
  • Jax
  • Jakes
  • Jude
  • Kader
  • Lee
  • Lenny
  • Leo
  • Leone
  • Levi
  • Maxwell
  • Martin
  • Mateo
  • Maddox
  • Milan
  • Neil
  • Nulu
  • Noel
  • Nash
  • Odin
  • Oliver
  • Porter
  • Paz
  • Pryor
  • Pen
  • Pace
  • Ray
  • Ryder
  • Rock
  • Ronnie
  • Sterling
  • Simmon
  • Sol
  • Scott
  • Salam
  • Shale
  • Tanker
  • Tuko
  • Wade
  • Wesley
  • Wyatt
  • West
  • Will
  • Zane
  • Zani

Uncommon Nicknames For Boys

Names should by all means have value and meaning.

A child’s nickname is acquired by shortening the main name or coined from anything associated with the baby or child.

Here is a variety of uncommon nicknames for boys.

baby boy of a play mat
  • Airbender
  • Fire
  • Flash
  • Heat
  • Batman
  • Chief
  • City boy
  • Cheetah
  • Eagle eye
  • Iceman
  • Ninja
  • Razor
  • Rookie
  • Slim
  • Shark
  • Soldier
  • Swooch
  • Superman
  • Vapor
    • baby sleeping

44 Uncommon Muslim boys name

As you are still pondering on an uncommon name to give your baby boy? here are some of the 44  attractive uncommon Muslim baby boys’ names with their meanings. 

Muslim Boy

Name Meaning
Aaaf          Forgiving 

Aamin        Harmless

Badi                     Marvelous 

Bakeet                 Lover

Can                     Life

Cid                      Lord

Dawud                Lucky

Dilawar                 Daring

Fadhili                  Kindness

Fakir                     So good that makes you proud

Gadi                     Wealth

Ghazi                    Hero

Haron                   Forest

Hamid                  Praiseworthy

Idris                      To learn

Isa                         Prophet 

Jabal                     Mountain 

Jafar                       Spring

Katir                       Ray of light

Karim                    Kind

Labid                     Skillful 

Laziz                      One who is pleasant

Maajid                   Noble

Mahumd.               Praised

Nassir.                    Helper

Najib                      Noble descent 

Osman                  Slave of God

Omari                    Long live

Paki                       Witness

Pasha                    Lord

Qaadir                    Able

Qasim                    Divider

Raahim                  Kind and merciful 

Ratan                     Beautiful

Saaid                      Ascending 

Shaban                  The 8month of the  luna calendar

Tahmid                   Praised Allah

Tawfiq                     Good luck

Umar                       Large

Umaran                   Rich

Waahid                   Unique

Waarid                    Coming

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How to have a safe and healthy holiday gathering PARENTING

How to have a safe and healthy holiday gathering

Living through this year hasn’t been a small feat.  The holiday season is just around the corner and as much as we would like things to be normal this holiday season, things have taken a safety turn this year.

This year a lot more effort has to be put in place to keep us and our guests safe if you will have any around the holidays.

HOW TO HAVE A HEALTHY AND SAFE HOLIDAY

1. GUEST LIST

Limit the number of guests on your invitation list. If you will require to extend beyond your close family, keep it lean. 

Create a guest list with few family members and trusted friends, guests whom you know will strictly abide by your house rules.

The fewer the guests you have, the less the risk you pose to your guests. 

2. PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCE

In your seating arrangement, keep your guest one and half meters apart.

This can be achieved easily by spacing the seating arrangement in your sitting room, dining, or in your hosting area.

3. DON’T ALLOW HANDSHAKES AND HUGS

As we all know that holiday seasons are all about families. It is an opportunity for all to gather together, make merry, hug, and shake hands which is the norm. 

With the pandemic amongst us, it would be good to withdraw these gestures for our own safety.  Instead, go for the elbows and leg bump shakes.

4. INSISTS FOR AN ALL ROUND FACEMASK

It is noted that within a  family gathering, it can be extremely hard for people to keep a physical distance for safety.

In such a case, the host may insist on having a house rule where the guests put on their face masks at all times except when eating.

5. EMPHASISE ON HAND WASHING

This is basically mandatory for every one of your guests to wash their hands with soap and running water as often as possible for about 20 seconds. 

In the absence of soap,  guests may use sanitizer that contains 70 percent alcohol volume.

6. DO AWAY WITH THE HAND TOWEL

In most family gatherings the host prefers hanging a towel near a handwashing basin or the bathroom entrance for all to use. This is dangerous during this period of Covid19.

Instead, make good use of disposable paper towels for good hygiene. The disposable tissues are better than the jet dryers at removing any pathogens missed by ineffective washing.

disposable tissue on a rack

7. BUFFET

Forget about the buffet totally.  It would be safer to designate a few people to serve food for the gathering, as opposed to exposing the guests to serve from one buffet serving area.

This might also help to ensure that the food and utensils are not handled by multiple people and the crowding at the buffet tables.  Excluding the buffet, this holiday will also limit how many surfaces guests have to touch.

8. THE USE OF SINGLE-USE ITEMS

Disposable cutlery items shall provide the guests with the reassurance that they will not be handling things that have been touched by several people.  Once these single-use items are used, they should be disposed of. 

9. GATHERING FREE OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG

The use of either alcohol or any drug does lower inhibitions.  This may result in an increase in the laxity of the house rules around the pandemic.

assorted fresh juices

If possible make your holiday gathering an alcohol-free zone for the safety of all guests. 

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How Christmas will be different this year PARENTING

How Christmas celebration will be different this year – 2020

Christmas is here with us again, the malls and streets are lit up, our Christmas trees are decorated and the excitement can be felt all around us.

This year’s Christmas will be celebrated a little bit different from the rest of the years as it is amidst a pandemic.

So may families may opt out not to travel due to the pandemic but for those that will, there are plenty of activities available for fun.

Christmas décor balls

For those of us who will be hosting, it can be an overwhelming season when you have to think around the logistics such as accommodation, entertainment and catering for the visiting family members and friends.

Here are six tips to help parents manage and enjoy the Christmas holiday season:-

1. Share your safety plan as a host

As you send out the Christmas invitations to your friends and family, ensure that you share the safety plans and ground rules as a family to your guests.

Ensure that everyone’s safety is taken care off ahead of time, take into consideration that  our risk tolerance and health levels are different.

As much as there has been limited movements to and from our homes due to the introduction of lockdowns and homeschools, it would be good to allow children to mingle with the family members that have visited over the holidays.

2. Give your children/guests freedom

This is normally the season of bonding with relatives we haven’t seen physically in a long time.

child playing with water bubbles

The bonding with family is also an opportune time to open up a child’s locked potential as a child’s reasoning and confidence in expressing themselves is developed.

As the children mingle and bond with the visitors, it is also a relaxing moment for the parents as the children are engaged with other fun activities.

3. Don’t try to please everyone

When hosting family and families around Christmas, remember it is the little things that count.

The time well spent and the memories that you will create around each other is what matters.

couple with Christmas socks

4. Stick to your family routine

As much as possible, family rules should be adhered to even during the holidays.

It is normally very hard to keep up with children deprived of sleep and especially if they are allowed to stay up late past their bedtime.

5. Time for giving

Christmas season is associated with the time for giving, more so to the less fortunate in our society

Remember that our children will always model what parents to, hence be as inclusive as possible.

As you prepare the gifts for the less fortunate around us and as you light up and decorate the Christmas tree, include your children. “A less stress child, results into a less stressed parent”.

Many churches, schools have activities around the Christmas holidays where children are invited to make crafts and gifts for the less fortunate.

Be as inclusive as possible when preparing gifts for the less fortunate.

This would be a good time to teach our kids around us to think about the less fortunate , as well as pass this tradition from one generation to the next.

6. Continue the family tradition

This would be a good time to continue family traditions over Christmas.

You may opt to have the elderly children take the video recording and photography.

lady taking photos

Remember to encourage your children to make and share their New Year resolutions.

Be flexible with your culinary skills. Alter some traditional dishes that you have always made over Christmas by plan ahead to even make it more exciting.

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BABY New born baby announcement

New Born Baby Announcement

A baby birth announcement or birth announcement is a notification sent to family and friends by the parents of the baby to be.

baby girl announcement photo
baby girl announcement phot

Secondly, the baby birth announcement is undoubtedly sent within the first year of the baby’s birth.

The purpose of the baby birth announcement is to alert friends and family about the birth of the baby.

baby announcement photo
baby announcement photo

A baby birth announcement of your bundle of joy needs to be one of a kind.

It should include:-

1. The Introduction:

This would normally be a short sentence to welcome the baby to friends and family and some of this introductory remarks can be used:-

This would normally be a short sentence to welcome the baby to friends and family and some of this introductory remarks can be used:-

  1. Hello, Dreams do come true!
  2. Welcome to our world, (baby name)
  3. We are thrilled to welcome(baby name)
  4. Meet the new love of our lives, (baby name)
  5. The wait is over!
  6. Hello, world! …
  7. On (birth date), we were blessed with the arrival of (baby name).
  8. It’s official! …Our baby is here.
  9. Hello, my name is (baby name)
  10. Yay! We have a new member(baby name)

2. Names of the baby’s other family members/siblings

This is where you list the names of the immediate family members and siblings of the baby.

A Sibling holding the baby announcement board

3. Baby’s name

Be sure to include the baby’s full name after the greetings.

name of baby on a wrist
name of a baby on a wrist

4. The baby’s birth time and date

Include the birth date/time as your friends will be getting the announcement weeks or a couple of days after the baby’s birth.

baby birth time
baby birth time

5. The baby’s birth height and weight

This is normally at the parent’s discretion if they are comfortable sharing

6. Several pictures of the baby

When taking the baby’s photo, try as much as possible to take multiple photos. This will enable you choose the best.

baby sleeping photo
baby sleeping photo

Secondly, the best baby photos are taken when the baby is asleep. Maximize on this time but before the baby falls asleep, feed them before they fall asleep.

baby girl sleeping
baby girl sleeping

Finally, be sure to have loads of fun when taking your memorable baby’s photo.

baby boy sleeping
baby boy sleeping

7. Expression of gratitude by the parents on the baby’s arrival

thank you note
thank you note

WHEN TO SEND BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • After birthing your child, things can be very exciting and hectic at the same time.
  • The rule around sending the birth announcement is to try as much as possible to send it within six months as soon as your child is born.
  • Birth announcements should typically be sent out to close family and friends, more so the ones that attended the baby shower.

Baby Boy Announcement Wording

“We are proud to announce our little boy

Rocky William

August 28, 2020, 8 lbs., 5 oz., 21 in. Proud parents, Mellany and Brown Willliam

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“Introducing a baby brother

Tyler Perry

August 14, 2020 | 8 lbs., 3 oz., 20 in.

The Perry Family”

baby boy announcement photo
baby boy announcement photo

Baby Girl Announcement Wording

“Introducing our little bundle of joy

Ruthie Marshall

July 20, 20120 | 7 lbs., 11 oz., 19 in.

Proud parents, Peris and Peter Marshall

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“Our bundle of joy is finally here!

Kandi Williams

August 11, 2020, 8 lbs., 3 oz., 20 in.

Love, Sally and Sam Williams.

baby sleeping peacefully
baby sleeping peacefully

Twin Birth Announcement Wording

“Double the fun and double the love

Sasha Burrus

June 8, 2020 | 7 lbs., 6 oz., 18 in

Samson Burrus

June 8, 2020 | 7 lbs., 8 oz., 17 in.

Proud parents, Dave and Judy Burrus

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“Welcoming not just one, but two little girls

Riley Richard

June 20, 20120, 8 lbs., 3 oz., 20 in.

Wendy Richard

June 20, 2020, 8 lbs., 2 oz., 20 in. Love, Lilian and Steven Richard

Religious Announcement Wording

“Our amazing miracle from God

Wendy Williams

July 29th, 2020, 8 lbs., 2 oz., 20 in.

Proud parents Jude and Mellanie Williams”

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“Behold, children are a gift of the Lord”

Laurine Jacobs

June 20, 2020, 7 lbs., 10 oz., 19 in.

Love, Shirlyne and Bruce Jacobs

Birth Announcements on Social Media

Digitization has made sharing your birth announcement on social media possible.

As most of your friends and family are on social media, it would be a fast channel to communicate the birth of your child to as many friends and family members.

baby girl announcement on social media

Be careful though to share only what is comfortable to you as a parent.

As everyone is curious to see the photo of your baby, share one that is comfortable to you along with a simple message introducing the baby and their name.

Sample introductory birth announcement messages on social media would look like:-

  • Please help Perry and I welcome to the world our child Samantha. She was born on August 1st 2020, weighing 7.5 lbs.
  • The wait is finally over! We welcome Melisa Jakes born on July 10, 2020. Dariel and I are very proud parents.
  • Thank you all for the support through this journey. My husband and I are happy to announce the birth of our daughter, Heaven Harris born on Sunday, July 26th, 2020 at 12.50 p.m.
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Popular girl names

The Popular Girl Names in 2020

Providing a name to your baby is very significant to any new parent.

Parents are spoilt for choice when choosing their baby names and they seek their inspirations from such things such as:-

  1. Gemstones
  2. Athletes names
  3. Favorite Movie Stars
  4. Nature
  5. Food
  6. The Royal Family
  7. Television shows
  8. Astrological signsbaby girl with a flower on her head

Even with the inspirations above, as a parent you will always know the right name when you find one.

Popular Names Inspired by Gemstones

The gemstone inspired are some of the popular baby names and they are embraced by both baby girls and baby boys.baby girl in pink outfit and bow

Below are some of the gemstone inspired names:

  1. Alexandrite
  2. Amazon
  3. Amethyst
  4. Amber
  5. Beryl
  6. Citrine
  7. Crystal
  8. Diamond
  9. Ebony
  10. Emerald
  11. Esmeralda
  12. Gemma
  13. Jasper
  14. Jade
  15. Jem
  16. Iolite
  17. Mercury
  18. Turquoise
  19. Ruby
  20. Ocean
  21. Olivine
  22. Pearl
  23. Topaz
  24. Ivory
  25. Sapphire
  26. Sterlingbaby girl sitting on the grass

Cute Nicknames for girls

A nickname is a great flattery name for that special person in your life.  It is also what is referred to as a pet name. Nicknames and pet names can be used interchangeably for members of your family or a romantic partner.lady in yellow outfit

Nicknames are known to strengthen bonds as they are inspired from special memories that you once shared with your family or a romantic partner. They can also be inspired from ones personality, traits or even ones looks.

Below is a list of cute nicknames/pet names for girls but be sure that both parties are happy about the nickname chosen:-

  1. Lovey
  2. Dearest
  3. Pretty
  4. Big Love
  5. Triple Love
  6. Sweet Rose
  7. Blaze
  8. Cadillac
  9. Butterfly
  10. Empress
  11. Duchess
  12.  Black Diamond
  13. Bombshell
  14. Hottie

Sweet Nicknames for girls

The sweetest nicknames for girls can be inspired from sweet things in nature such as flowers or fruits.

They can also be inspired by edible items such as candies or some foods.

The choice of a sweet name for a girl should suit the femininity of the girl and as a thumb of the rule, the girl should like the nickname chosen.a girl in a flower garden

Below are some of the sweetest girl’s names:-

  1. Lollipop
  2. Skittle
  3. Peach
  4. Tutti Fruitti
  5. Pudding
  6. Toffee
  7. Shortcake
  8. Muffin
  9. Jammer
  10. Cinnamon
  11. Waffles
  12. Cookie
  13. Blue berry pie
  14. Whoopie pie
  15. Swiss roll
  16. Pickle 
  17. Sugar
  18. Honey
  19. Sugar Bomb
  20. Peach
  21. Cherry
  22. Gooseberry
  23. Rose

Funny Nicknames for girls:

We also have a collection of funny nicknames for girls coined from funny things in life like one’s annoying habits.

sleeping baby

Below are some of the Funny girl’s nicknames:-

  1. Cat
  2. Boots
  3. Munchkin
  4. SweatPea
  5. Bumpa
  6. Cheesy
  7. Dimples
  8. Foodie
  9. Doofie
  10. Frog
  11. Bunny
  12. Cheese Head
  13. PoohBear
  14. Zoozoo
  15. Isadora
  16. Cowgirl
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