Saturday, January 9, 2016

Boys Birth Announcements

During my pregnancy I was taking a bit of a break from blogging (a.k.a. sleeping and playing a lot of Candy Crush). But this doesn't mean that I'd lost interest in names. In fact, part of the great thing about giving birth is that I'm suddenly completely immersed in the current naming landscape - as a new mum I'm seeing what names my fellow new mums are using. And can I say I've seen some fabulous ones lately.

But before I digress too much, what did we name our son? His name is Atlas Bram!! That's him pictured above at two months old. Atlas was born October 30th 2015, weighing just 1.6kg (3lb 8oz). He was born five and a half weeks premature after a growth scan showed he was too small and our obstetrician told us to come in to the hospital for a cesarean birth that same day. I have to admit to having a few hesitations about naming him Atlas when we found out he would be so tiny, but my husband had none. Our boy may be small but he is strong and healthy and I'm glad we stuck with our choice (keep tuned for a post on how we chose his name in the coming weeks).

As I was saying, I've seen some great names lately, with one major source being on the Baby Center Australia forums. The below is a selection of boy names used by parents who had a December due date like I did. For those interested in popularity; Alexander and variant Zander/Xander was the most popular first name, and James the most popular middle name out of all of the boys names I saw.

The girls post can be found here 

Alexander Arnold (Xander)
Flynn Michael Lloyd
Landon Jonathan
Apollo Ronaldo
Greyson Higgins
Leo Archer
Archer Thomas Jack
Harrison Jack (Harry)
Lucas Rex
Harry Leslie
Maverick Ernest
Blake Anthony
Hudson Winston
Mitchell John
Bradley Jonas
Hugo Robert
Nate James
Carter Jacob (CJ)
Isaiah Lyndon
Oliver Michael
Charlie Gabriel
Jack Michael Dillon
Oscar James
Chet Bruce
Jackson John
Rhys James
Coby Peter
Jacob Aydin
Riley Alan
Cooper Ryan
Jarryd George
Ryan Alexander
D'Arcy James
Jaxon James
William Paul
Damien Michael Rhys
Jayden Charles
Wolfe Michael
Darcy John
Job Edward
Xander Danny James
Davy Jack
Kahlani James
Digby Anthony
Kaiden Dylan
Zander Roy Theodore
Edward Max (Eddie)
Keldan Daniel
Zane Nicholas
Elias Dennis
Kobi Blair
Zayn Fahd
Elijah Albert
Kyran Silva
Zeke Robert
Ethan Thomas
Lachlan Graham
Zion Ross

Twin Sets
Lucas Robert and Cooper Riley  
Rigby and Frankie
Stirling Royce and Eli Henry          


  1. Congratulations! Welcome back, and it's wonderful to hear about Atlas.

  2. Congratulations Brooke! I was absolutely convinced you were going to name your son Atlas - after looking through your blog - but couldn't pick the second name.

    Atlas Bram is wonderful!

    1. Thanks Anna - and good detective work! No one else was able to pick that we were planning to use Atlas :)