Pregnancy

Baby Names Parents Regret


I didn’t know it’s actually possible to regret baby names until recently. I named my girl Shubomi, surprisingly after this movie omo Shubi came out, people started calling my daughter “Omo Shubi” I was forced to go watch the movie and I hated the part that ‘Omo Shubi” played in the movie. Anytime someone calls her that name I’ll correct them but I later got tired of correcting them.

I’m not the only one that wish I had given my baby a different name, nearly 1 in 10 parents wish they had given their child a different name according to a new survey.

There are parents who feel the names given to their children don’t hold special meanings which they would so much have loved it to convey

 

You can actually change your child’ s name at the registry of birth but would you want to go through all that trouble? Besides, how do you tell everyone you’ve canged your baby’s name, it’s possible.


Here are some of the names parents wished they hadn’t given their children;

Ngozika (Zika for short. Remember that virus?)

Sulaimon (Sule for short)

Patlick

Solomon(Solo)

Ability

Thank God

Obiageri (My child has come to chop)

Amen

Best

Eshukpofo (Eshu(devil) or Kpofo(lose) for short)

Boniface

And many more.  So if you’re considering giving your child a name, consider the following;

1. Do some research

Look for different names and their meaning. Parents find the meanings of the name they give their children very important as it symbolises their emotion, the qualities they admire, and their feelings all put into a name given to their child.

2. Look it up

After choosing a name, look at the initials so you won’t end up embarrassing your child with a name that may ridicule them when they grow up. Sule (Sulaimon) means stupid and Solo (Solomon) means “nosy” on the street. And you can’t stop people from shortening and kidding with the names of others.

3. Consider the spelling

If you pick a unique name which is difficult for people to pronounce or names with unusual spellings, it might become a problem for your child later in life. Read up on How To Choose A Baby Name You Won’t Regret

What are your thoughts on names and spellings? Did you regret your child’s name?

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Avocado Is Good For Pregnant Women


Since I’ve known the beauty benefits of eating avocado, I don’t only eat it, after scooping out the inside and eating it with salt, I’ll rub some on my face and I tell you, it’s doing a lot for my skin. Recently, I stumbled on a study which found that avocado have a lot of benefits for pregnant women, it makes sense. The benefits of avocado is numerous and it keeps increasing, avocados are full of good fat, remember pregnant women are advised to take foods rich in folic acid when pregnant?

Good news is, avocado is a great source of folate, and especially important during the first 3 months of your pregnancy. A new study, published in the journal Nutrients, looked at the role of avocados in the diets of pregnant and lactating women. According to the study

“Avocados are unique among fruits and vegetables in that, by weight, they contain much higher amounts of the key nutrients folate and potassium, which are normally under-consumed in maternal diets. “Avocados also contain higher amounts of several non-essential compounds, such as fiber, mono-unsaturated fats, and lipid-soluble antioxidants, which have all been linked to improvements in maternal health, birth outcomes and/or breast milk quality“. Currently, US dietary advice applies only to those aged two years and above.

As to how much avocados you can eat in a day, this is what a reproductive specialist and nutritionist Doctor Andrew Orr says, “You actually can’t eat too many of them! They are full of good fats (omega oils), protein, enzymes, amino acids, vitamins and more. They’re great as a meal on their own, in green smoothies, desserts, dips… I love using them for breakfast!” He adds, “On a traditional Chinese medicine level, avocado is nourishing to both the womb and the baby. Avocado should definitely be eaten during pregnancy – and it’s a great food for fertility too”


So what’s stopping you from eating avocados every single day? It’s affordable, as you can get one for as low as #50 and you can make delicious meals out of it, I love love love guacamole.

Here are 4 delicious recipes you can try;

1. Avocado On Toast

This is simple to make and filling if you use wheat bread, mash or slice the avocado on toast. Use wheat bread as it’s healthier and  there are other ways to eat your avocado.

2. Avocado Salad 

Salad is not only healthy but you’re taking most of your nutrients all in one meal, add avocado to your salad mix to make it even more healthier. Trust me when I say avocado taste great in salad.

3. Guacamole

Guacamole is not only simple to make but delicious! To prepare, mash up an avocado, then add some lime and salt to taste (or skip the salt altogether). You can eat guacamole with boiled eggs, noodles and what have you. 

4. Baked Egg In An Avocado

Baked eggs in avocados tastes heavenly! Cut your avocado into two, remove the seed inside, place it on a bowl making sure it’s balanced so it doesn’t tip over. Then crack two eggs in a bowl, make sure the yolk doesn’t split, then spoon the two yolks into the centre of each avocado hole, add egg white until each hole is full. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 220C (425F) until the eggs are cooked. You can choose to season with salt, pepper or anything you like.It’s a delicious delight.

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