Boys, Girls

Baby Names for 2018

Baby Names for 2018

Old mom to a chocolate lab and new mom to a baby girl, former teacher and current higher education professional.

Lauren Ramirez has been writing professionally and otherwise since she was 19 years old. Old mom to a chocolate lab and new mom to a baby girl, this former teacher and current higher education professional has been involved in education and childcare in nearly every capacity. Her interests are food, being the most similar to the good sitcom moms, and writing children’s books. Happily married and unhappily not on a beach right now.

Among the dozens of choices you’ll make for your baby, arguably one of the toughest to decide on is their name: for months, we mulled over baby names for a boy that I was just certain I was carrying, only to discover our little Leo or Mateo was actually a girl. Don’t get me wrong, we were elated, but it was back to the drawing board with that we thought was drawn out long enough already.

We contemplated, researched, and bounced baby names off of one another—both my husband and I apparently have been slighted by a few folks of the same moniker, making those easy names to eliminate from the list. If you’re currently as stumped as we were, take a look at what we think will be top baby names for 2018 below: old school names are cycling back through, some names have moved up (or down) the rankings considerably since 2017, and it’s still just as hard as ever to name an actual human being!

The top baby names for 2017 were an eclectic mix of individualism and tradition, hipster-esque style and bold and brazen gender defiance. 2018’s names are no different—notably, we’ve spotted a handful of names that are near and dear to the Baby Chick herself. Which baby names might you consider (or suggest for others!) for an incoming little this year?

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