BABY name trends come and go, but certain monikers are banned all together. By Laura Mitchell /Published 6th December 2018 BANNED: Some popular British baby names are banned in other countries (Pic: GETTY) Naming your baby is a big responsibly, after all they have to live with their chosen moniker for life.This is why most parents spend weeks or months deciding what they're going to call their little one.While some want to stick with traditional names, others like to opt for something more unusual.But there are certain rules when it comes to naming your baby and it differs depending where in the world you live. CRAZY: Several parents have tried to name their babies Smelly Head (Pic: GETTY) The UK has very few measures in place when it comes to the restrictions on what parents can and can't name their children. The main rule is that the name can't been deemed "offensive".According to MumJuction names including Martian, Monkey and Akuma (meaning devil) have been banned in … [Read more...] about Banned baby names: These popular British monikers are illegal in some countries
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BABY name trends come and go, but parents are loving these festive monikers. By Laura Mitchell /Published 30th November 2018 CHRISTMAS BABY: Festive names are hugely popular this year (Pic: GETTY) Deciding what to call your baby is a huge decision and many parents spend weeks or even months deciding on the perfect name.While some like to keep things traditional, others search for something more unique.Seasonal names have been extremely popular in 2018, with spring, summer, autumn and winter baby names trending throughout the year.For those babies due this festive season, 62% of parents across the country said they will choose a traditional name for their winter-born bundle, while 38% will go for more modern and unusual choices.So which festive names are trending this year? FESTIVE: 43% of parents would consider the time of year when deciding on a name (Pic: GETTY) Royal favourites Arthur and Harry hit top spot for boys’ names with Ivy and … [Read more...] about Top festive baby names for girls and boys revealed – would you pick any of these?
THIS is the perfect tick list for first-time mums and dads. By Laura Mitchell /Published 22nd November 2018 NEW ARRIVAL: There are some things expectant parents will need to buy before baby arrives (Pic: GETTY) Most babies in the UK are born in September and October, according to new analysis by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).In fact the most common birthday is September 26 - nearly nine months after Christmas Day.If you're about to become a parent for the first time, you may feel overwhelmed by the seemingly never-ending list of things you need to do before the baby arrives.Whether you're signing up to your local NCT group or working your way through a mountain of parenting advice books, there are plenty of ways to prepare for the arrival of your little one.But what do you need to buy before your baby gets here?Daily Star Online spoke to an expert from online baby shop and nursery equipment specialist Kiddies Kingdom to find out which baby products you should buy before the … [Read more...] about Newborn checklist for parents-to-be: Everything you need to buy BEFORE your baby arrives
Malaysia’s embattled former leader has hit out at police investigating claims he looted billions of dollars in state funds after dozens of luxury items were seized from his home. Najib Razak has been the subject of a probe into corruption allegations after he suffered a shock defeat in the country’s general election earlier in May. Led by 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad, the new government is examining how $4.5bn (£3.3bn) disappeared from the 1MDB state fund created by Mr Najib. The former prime minister is alleged to have helped himself to around $700m from the fund, a claim he has routinely denied. Read more Malaysia opposition icon walks free from jail under full royal pardon His home and several other locations across Kuala Lumpur were raided on Wednesday, with investigators seizing hundreds of designer handbags, many of which were said to be filled with cash and jewellery. Mr Najib's lawyer, Harpal Singh Grewal, told reporters waiting outside the … [Read more...] about Former Malaysian PM angry as anti-corruption police raid his home and seize luxury items
Did having children alter your perspective on policies that you might not have considered previously?ACH: I was already the convener for the Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights, so not really. GR: Max was a week short of his first birthday when I was elected to The Highland Council. I had just finished a course in child psychology with the Open University and I certainly found myself concentrating more on things that affected children and young people. I was made vice-chair of the Education Committee and I am the patron of Home-Start Caithness and a board member of North Highland College. Now in parliament, being on the Equalities and Human Rights Committee means we can make a difference in areas such as school bullying. I have also just set up a Cross-Party Group on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and we hope to work closely with the Scottish Government to try and reduce childhood trauma. MG: Our second daughter, Rosa, was born … [Read more...] about Keeping mum: MSPs talk about their role as parents