Are you expecting a baby in the coming months and stumped as to what to call your newborn?
Want to pick a name which ensures your son or daughter will be amongst the trendiest in the playground?
Parenting forum Netmums has drawn up a list of the 48 baby names they predict will be huge in the coming months.
Some of them are old-fashioned names, popular with our grandparents which are making a comeback, others are new ones we didn’t even know were names.
And, unsurprisingly, a couple have been influenced by celebrities.
Arlo – of English origin and thought to mean “between two highlands”.
Otis – German, meaning “wealthy”.
Milo – another German name which has been gaining in popularity in recent years and means “merciful”.
Theodore – Greek, meaning “God-given”
Grayson – traditionally a surname, it is now being used as a first name and literally menans “son of the reeve” – a reeve was an official with local jurisdiction under the king.
Axl – from Scandinavia, it means “father of peace”.
Marcel – widely used in France.
Henley – of English origin, meaning “high wood”.
Isaiah – this biblical name means “God is my saviour”.
Jacob – another biblical name becoming more popular.
Rex – making a comeback after decades of being out of fashion, it is Latin meaning “king”.
Noah – a Hebrew name meaning “rest” and “comfort”, popularised by the the man who built the ark.
Logan – Scottish boy’s name coming from the place Port Logan.
Walter – this hasn’t been used for decades but is now back in fashion.
Toby – once short for Tobias, now a name in its own right.
Eddie – a shortened version of Edward, now it is also a name in its own right.
Wyatt – another surname now used as a first name.
Julian – at one time this looked like falling out of use, but is now being adopted by parents again.
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Aria – this translates as “air” in Italian.
Willow – taken from the name of the tree.
Sylvie – an old-fashioned girl’s name which is making a comeback – it means “spirit of the wood”.
Emilia – another traditional name which is stilll a firm favourite with parents – it’s rising in popularity as an alternative to Emily or Amelia.
Hettie – a super cute and modern alternative form of Henrietta.
Nora – another old-fashioned name making a comeback.
Layla – of Egyptian/Arabic origins.
Maya – from Indian mythology, it is the name of the goddess Devi, the consort of Shiva.
Thea – of Greek origin, it means “goddess” or “godly”.
Lola – a diminutive of the Spanish girl’s name ‘Dolores’.
Harri – a cute feminine variation of the boy’s names Harry or Henry.
Luna – the Latin word for “moon” is proving popular with parents in 2018
Zoey – a twist on ‘Zoe’, this Greek name means “life”.
Chloe – meaning “blooming” or “young green shoot”.
Maisie – a Scottish form of Margaret.
Sophia – meaning “wisdom” and “skill”.
Freya – Scandinavian meaning “lady”.
Stormi – set to be huge after Kylie Jenner chose this for her daughter with Travis Scott.
Meghan – Welsh, now hugely popular after a certain Royal bride.
Harper – originally a surname and someone who plays the harp, it is gaining in popularity after Victoria and David Beckham chose it for their only daughter
Penelope – a girl’s name coming back into fashion after decades of not being used.
Bella – often used as short for ‘Arabella’, this is now a name in its own right
Ones we’re not sure if they’re boys or girls’ names:
Quinn – a Gaelic name, suitable for a boy or a girl.
River – another gender-neutral name which has risen in popularity since Jamie and Jools Oliver named their youngest son River Rocket.
King – widely used in Amercia, but gaining in popularity in the UK now
Nova – Latin, meaning “new or young”.
Mason – traditionally used for boys, recently it has also been given to girls as well.
Fox – not just an animal, now a name becoming increasingly popular.
Blaine – originally a Scottish surname, now gaining popularity as a gender-neutral name.
Dalston – a trendy area of east London, but now also a hip baby’s name.
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