I read with interest in the Guardian that the Office for National Statistics has released its annual baby names survey today. It feels a little sad to see all the names listed there - as until recently the Boy and I had a vested interest in children's names - but I enjoy casting my eye over the names all the same, and seeing where the names we both like rank in this year's ratings.
Most of our favourites are very near the top so we may need to do a bit of a re-think when (if? please, when...) the time comes. Or maybe not - I'm pretty sure the Boy and I would prefer to choose a name we both love rather than be dictated to by statistics, and if that name is a little more common than others, well so be it!