The last couple years I have made a list of the baby names that were on the ornaments I made from the year before. I think it is fun to take a look to see what names are trending. As I’ve said before this is not very scientific since a few of the ornaments were actually for older children and were back dated and some names are most likely nick names. But I just put all the names on the list. I got to do a lot of sibling names this year from repeat customers which was a lot of fun. I also felt like I was seeing more unusual names this year, but I’ll have to go back and read previous lists to compare. Here are the lists from 2012 and 2013.
Jack was the most used name in 2012 with 8. In 2013, there was a 4 way tie with Henry, Jack, Jackson, and Oliver with 4 each. This year’s winner is Henry with 7 (plus 2 spelled Henri). Jack was second with 5. So it looks like Henry is taking over now. It wasn’t that many years ago that I when I heard the name Henry it just sounded like a stuffy old man to me but now I’m used to it being a cute child name. There are lots of names that when I was first seeing them on little ones surprised me since they were still grandma and grandpa names to me. But now they have become fresh again and I enjoy seeing them used on little ones. Funny how that works.
Click on the link below to see this year’s list.
Baby Names of 2014
What are your favorites? See any surprises?
Psst…You can still order personalized ornaments from my shop…it doesn’t have to be right before Christmas. I’ve still been making them after the New Year. See all the options here.