Choosing a baby name is a really difficult task and one that you don't want to rush into. Do you want a boys name, girls name, traditional or more unique name? This blog explains some of the trends over the past few years and might help you with some inspiration.
Most Popular Baby Names in Scotland in 2019
The National Records of Scotland have compiled their data on Baby names for 2019. It is no surprise that for the 12th year in a row Jack is the most popular baby name. For the 3rd year in a row, Oliver came in 2nd place followed by James in 3rd. Olivia remains the most popular baby girl name in Scotland for the 4th consecutive year with Emily in second place (Emily was also in 2nd place in 2018). Isla came in, in 3rd position.
Most Popular Baby Names in England and Wales
The office for National Statistics have not yet released their findings for 2019 but in 2018 Oliver was the most popular boys name for the 6th consecutive year. Arthur entered the "Top 10 Baby Names" replacing Jacob. For the 3rd year in a row, Olivia was the most popular baby girl name. Sophia and Grace entered the Top 10, replacing Poppy and Lily.
Most Popular Baby Names in America
Across the water, there are lots of familiar names being chosen by parents. The Social Security Administration released a list of the most popular baby names in 2018. Liam was the most popular boys name followed by Noah and William. Emma was the most popular girls name followed by Olivia and Ava.
Baby Names inspired by Entertainment
Lots of baby names have been inspired from Films, TV shows and books. In 2019 babies were born called:
*Charlie (Charlie and The Chocolate Factory)
* Freddie (Bohemian Rhapsody)
* Luna (Harry Potter)
* Simba (The Lion King)
* Tommy & Ada (Peaky Blinders)
Baby Names inspired by Nature
As parents become more conscious of climate change, there has been a rise in nature inspired names. Forrest, Rowan, Iris and Ivy were some of the babies born in 2019.
Unique Baby Names
There continues to be a fairly steady rise in "unique" baby names. In Scotland in 2019, 9% of boys were born with a unique name and 12% of girls. Sometimes parents have changed the spelling of a traditional name to make it unique e.g Mollii, Liusaidh (Lucy) Ailyaah (Isla).
Other parents have opted for more distinct names. Last year Aero, Shy, Khaleesia (she has a CalEli Gifts personalised christmas tree decoration!) Oak, Pepper, Moon, Bunny, Cinderella and Amaryllis to mention a few were born.
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