Choosing a baby name can be daunting because whatever you decide on will be with your child for life.
And while we all know Olivia, Charlotte, Noah and Jack take the lead every year, it seems other parents are shifting away from the popular monikers.
From Peyton, Harlow, Elsie and Marley to Carter, Finn, Parker and Kaiden, these are the fast-trending baby names for girls and boys.
BabyCenter has revealed the top 100 for both genders – and one of the biggest trends was inspired by parents using surnames as first names.
Here, FEMAIL has rounded up the fastest rising baby names in Australia – and some new contenders may surprise you!
Fast rising baby names in Australia are revealed, and some new contenders may surprise you
Girl names on the rise included Peyton, Ruby and Ariana (pictured from left: American actress Peyton List, Australian model Ruby Rose and singer Ariana Grande)
Fast trending boy’s names included Sonny, Jude and James (pictured from left: Sonny Blake, Jude Law and James Franco)
For the girls, Ruby, Aria, Zara, Aaliyah and Ariana were some of the baby names on the rise, followed by unusual monikers such as Marley, Peyton, Harlow and Luna.
Other popular names on the rise included Skylah, Phoebe, Aurora, Eloise and Freya.
Names dropping down in popularity included Emily, Isabelle, Sophie, Matilda, Maddison, Imogen, Eleanor and Indiana.
New monikers that made the list for the first time included Alyssa, Maisie, Kiara, Rose, Amelie and Florence.
TV and movie characters have also inspired baby names, including Phoebe, Edward and Aria (pictured from left: Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen and Lucy Hale as Aria Montgomery)
Luna and Marley also made the list (pictured left actress Marley Shelton and right Luna Blaise)
One of the biggest trends was inspired by parents using surnames as first names (stock image)
For the boys, names such as James, Sonny, Zachary and Connor were some of the baby names on the rise, followed by Logan, Blake, Theo and Hugo.
One of the biggest trends was inspired by surnames, with Hudson, Carter, Parker and Edward on the rise for popularity.
Names dropping down in popularity included Alexander, Samuel, Patrick, Jordan, Caleb, Michael, Nicholas, Jake and Dominic.
New monikers that made the list for the first time included Kaiden, Xander, Darcy, Isaiah, Zane, Cohen, Fletcher, Asher and Jude.
Television and movie characters are likely to inspire some baby names, including Phoebe (Friends), Aria (Pretty Little Liars) and Edward (Twilight).