Posts Tagged With: Niall

Spot of the Week: Black Mirror

I finally caught up on Black Mirror this week, which was a three-episode drama for the iPhone generation (Black Mirror refers to screen of one’s techo-gadgets) and was surprised to see that the second episode featured a main character called Bingham nn Bing.

To connect the dots, that particular episode was written by Charlie Brooker and wife Konnie Huq (albeit, Charlie Brooker wrote all three episodes, but this was the only one they co-wrote). Do their names sound familiar? They were the Brit celeb-parents who welcomed a baby boy named Covey earlier on this year in March 2012.

There were plenty more fascinating names from the series, for example, the first episode featured a high-profile member of the royal family bearing a name I’ve yet to see tipped for use by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – Princess Susannah. 

The M4 motorway was re-opened this week after being closed due to pre-Olympics repair work – but it’s the A4 which I want to talk about. It runs mostly alongside the M4 and has the unique position of linking two cities in England which have both seen increased interest as baby names – London and Bristol. It’s like

Oh, and here’s a cheeky little extra name for this week. Remember how I’m working at the Olympic Stadium this summer? Well, when I went for my Role Specific Training last month one of the training videos involved a comedian by the name of Chris Addison. I wouldn’t have made much of it, until someone mentioned they’d considered the name Addison for a boy because of the comedian.

And for the picture this week, I present to ye this little nugget:


Eat is one of my many vices – it’s a lunch-esque eatery which seems to occupy most streets in London these days. Since I’ve already been to London on no less than 5 or 6 trips this year (and that number will have easily doubled by mid-September), I’ve more than had my fix of toasted paninis to last the rest of the year. Anyone going to the Olympics? Fun news! There’s an outlet at Stratford City – the massive shopping centre that sits between the Stratford rail and tube station and the Olympic Park (just opposite Starbucks!).

Anyone who follows the nameberry blog (don’t we all?) will have seen Friday’s post declaring Niall as a hot name of 2012. This Niall is almost certainly older than 30, and to be honest, the name isn’t that uncommon in Ireland. It was still nice to see the name, however.

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Santa Special

Santa Train, via flickr

I’ve spent all weekend handing out presents to excitable small children, and what has to be the biggest pack of Brownies I’ve ever come across in my life. This all adds up to the need for an extra special post to give me a chance to share with you as many names as my poor mind can remember.

That said, this post does comes with the warning that, whilst I know their rough ages due for present-selecting purposes, I can only hazard a guess at the spellings of their names. This is by no means a complete list, rather, a collection of the ones I remembered, and for the sake of simplicity, yes there were many multiples of many of these names, but I’ve forgone this since I can’t give exact numbers on how frequent each names was used, but, the ones I saw time and time again?

  • Alfie
  • Ben
  • Hayden
  • Henry
  • Lucy
  • Isabella
  • Joshua
  • Ruby

Before unleashing the lists on you, it is worth noting that the children could’ve easily been introducing themselves by their nickname, not their fullname.


Alfie James Olly
Eloise Nina Polly
Evie Meggie Ruby
Isabella Maggie Susanna


Ace Cameron George Lucy
Aiden Casper Hannah Maisie
Alfie Charlie Harry Nancy
Amy Che Henry Niamh
Archie Chelsea Holly Phoebe
Baxter Debbie Isabella Sally
Bea Ebony Isla Sally
Bella Eddy Jack Sean
Ben Edward Jenny Stanley
Billy Effie Liam Teddy
Bobby Evan Lila Thisbe
Callum Evie Lola William


Abby Esther Jason Oliver
Abigail Ethan Joel Olivia
Alfie Eve Jordan Olly
Alice Ewan Joshua Oscar
Amelia Faith Kian Owen
Ben Felix Lenny Penny
Bess Fergus Leon Poppy
Betty Gabby Lily Poppy
Bruno Gabriella Lola Ralphie
Cameron George Lolly Riley (m)
Cleo Hamish Lucy Rosie
Coco Hannah Luke Samuel
Daniel Imogen Maggie Summer
Darcy Isabella Martha Summer
Eleanor Isla Molly Tammy
Elise Jack Niamh Tommy
Emily James Nora William


Alex Freddie Joshua Reuben
Archie Georgia Kai Sam
Ben Geraldine Kiefer Scarlett
Cameron Greta Leo Sophie
Charlie Hannah Lexie Stacy
Charlotte Harriet Libby Summer
Chloe Hayden Lily Teddy
Connor Isabella Lucy Theo
Delphine Jessica Margaret Thomas
Eliza Jessie Molly Verity
Elliott Jimmy Noah Victoria
Elliott Jimmy Owen Wendy
Emily Joe Perry Willa
Erin Jools Petra William
George Joseph Rebecca Zeke


Bea Jack Molly
Becky Jake Sarah
Ben Jessica Stanley
Erin Matthew Thomas
Felicia Noah William


Charlotte Joel Charlotte
Emily Joshua Quinn
Emmy Matthew Rowan
Frank Melody Winnie
Hattie Niall Zach
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