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Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Most Popular Name Letters

I have just been building an order for a customer of ours, who asked for the most popular name train letters to fill a couple of display stands. This has made me think how much children's names have changed so much since I was at school.
Wooden Letter Train
I think the most shocking statistic for me in the most popular name letters top ten, is the letter P at number 25! Yes, that's right, the letter P is less popular in children's names today than X or Z.
When I was at school, I had friends named Peter, Paul, Penny, Penelope & Poppy, but don't recall anyone who's name contained the letter Z.

Here is the official most popular letters list, based on our wooden letter train sales in 2010.


Wooden Letter Alphabet Train - Set of 28
MOST POPULAR

Position Letter Percentage of Sales
1 A 13%
2 E 11%
3 L 8%
4 I 7%
5 R 7%
6 O 6%
7 S 5%
8 N 5%
9 H 4%
10 C 4%
11 M 4%
12 J 4%
13 Y 3%
14 U 3%
15 T 3%
16 D 2%
17 B 2%
18 K 2%
19 W 1%
20 V 1%
21 F 1%
22 G 1%
23 X 1%
24 Z 1%
25 P 1%
26 Q 0%

LEAST POPULAR


How popular is your child's name?
If you want to be different, consider a name containing the letter Q.

Take a look at our wooden letter trains, which look great in any child's bedroom or nursery, as well as being compatible with most major wooden train sets.

Friday, 12 November 2010

The Season to be Jolly

Once again it feels like autumn is well and truly here, and the gales of last night have now stripped the trees of their gold and orange leaves leaving them bare once more until the spring, and we will soon be counting down the days to Christmas.

It might still only be November but I expect like me most of you have already started buying presents for your children or grand children and each year it becomes harder to find something that little different only we have some great stocking filler ideas in our shops and on line.

Looe as usual have organised their Christmas events for December and I expect they will be well supported as they have been in previous years.

Saturday December 4th will be the switching on of the Christmas lights and the arrival of Father Christmas at 6.30pm on West Looe Quay. There will be music, refreshments and a procession around the streets of East Looe with carol singers and roast chestnuts in the Rose Garden. As most shops will be staying open till late that night bring the family and come and enjoy an evening in Looe where I am sure you will have a great time.

On the evening of Tuesday December 14th Looe will once again be holding its Lantern Procession and a Carol Service. Three processions will assemble at 6.30 at different locations in Looe and all converge at the fish market around 7pm where there will then be a carol service with soup and rolls in the Tourist Information Centre and the Guildhall.

Looe is now one of the most popular venues in the UK for New Years Eve celebrations and it goes without saying if you are not in fancy dress then you will be the odd one out! Its an amazing evening and the atmosphere is electric with everyone heading to the seafront to see in the new year with a midnight firework display. Finally a thank you to everyone who is involved in organising these events and I hope to see Looe bustling.

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