Boys, Girls

The UK’s favourite baby names of 2018 have been revealed

BabyCentre has once again revealed the UK’s favourite baby names for girls and boys.

The website announced the top 20 names.

It would appear mums and dads have been taking inspiration from Justice League, the Royal Wedding, and #MeToo campaign.

Reflecting on the results, Lorna Marsh, BabyCentre associate editor, said: “We wonder if the surge in weird and wonderful spellings is down to BabyCentre parents rebelling against a relatively unchanging top ten.

“By choosing an unusual spelling of a popular choice, parents can shake up the status quo while still playing it relatively safe with their children’s names.”

Girls’ names

Every parent knows getting babies to sleep through the night can be difficult.

After holding the title for over two years, Olivia remains the number one girls’ baby name.

The only new name to enter the top 10 was Aria.

Number one to 10:

1. Olivia 2. Sophia 3. Amelia 4. Lily 5. Emily 6. Ava 7. Isla 8. Aria 9. Mia 10. Isabella

Number 11 to 20:

11. Isabelle 12. Ella 13. Charlotte 14. Grace 15. Evie 16. Maya 17. Harper 18. Sophie 19. Layla 20. Freya

Featured in registrations this year were key names from the #MeToo movement, including Alyssa (Milano), Ashely (Judd) and Rose (McGowan).

Victoria, Zara and Charlotte were all high climbers. But Princess was the biggest royal riser, breaking into the top 100 this year.

Boys’ names

After moving down to number two in 2016, Muhammad is back in the top spot for the second year running.

Number one to 10:

1. Muhammad 2. Oliver 3. Noah 4. George 5. Harry 6. Leo 7. Charlie 8. Jack 9. Freddie 10. Alfie

Number 11 to 20:

11. Oscar 12. Arthur 13. Henry 14. Jacob 15. Archie 16. Joshua 17. Theo 18. Ethan 19. Lucas 20. Logan

BabyCentre reported the name Harvey fell by over 30% in the boys’ top 100, linking the decrease to Harvey Weinstein and his subsequent arrest in May.

And from Justice League, Ezra (The Flash) and Benjamin (Batman) were high climbers in the ranks.

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Source

https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/whats-on/family-kids-news/popular-baby-names-14854868

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