What’s In A Baby Name?

What’s In A Baby Name?

November 2013

There are thousands of baby names out there- the decision to choose a name can be quite difficult! Take inspiration from the nation and have a look at the current most popular naming trends. From classics, to colours, royals, to movie inspired, the trends are proving quite interesting! These are our 5 favourites below:


Royal names


With the Diamond Jubilee last year and the Royal Baby being big news this year, royal names are on the rise!


Have you got a little boy on the way? How about Henry or William? Some other royal favourites for boys include George, Edward, Alfred and Charles. What is nice about these royal names is they can be shortened to something slightly more modern like Charlie or Alfie.


If you are looking for a girl’s name, some popular royal names include Mary, Catherine, Alexandra and Charlotte. If you don’t fancy anything quite as classic as these, how about Princess Anne’s middle name- Alice? Or something slightly more exotic like Zara?


What we can be certain of is the recent arrival of Prince George will mean his name is sure to be the number 1 choice for 2013!


Extreme Retro names

Net Mums reported this to be the top trend for 2013! With the retro names revival, what do you think to Mabel for a little girl? Or Stanley for a little boy? Follow in Lily Allen’s retro footsteps with Ethel and Marnie.




Since Beyonce named her daughter ‘Blue Ivy’ the colour trend has been on the rise. Play it safe with Scarlett, Ruby or Hazel. If you want something a little different, how about Azure or Zinc?


Movie Inspired names


With some big fan films out his year- how about taking inspiration from the Hobbit with Thorin? For fans of the Hunger Games, we could see some baby Catniss’s and baby Peeta’s.


50’s names the next big trend?


Net Mums are predicting that 50s names will make a comeback in 10 years’ time. If you want to get ahead of the trends chose a name for your little one such as: Beryl, Susan, Paul or David.


Net Mums reported that 12% of parents regret their baby name choice. When you are deciding on a name be sure to be very careful- after all, your baby will have it for a lifetime!