Sophia and Jackson were the top baby names across the UK, with Oliver and Amelia topping the names given to babies born in Cornwall.
The most popular UK baby names of 2017 were revealed by BabyCentre earlier this week and the names parents have loved this year have, mostly, erred on the more traditional side.
But there are a few more unusual ones with Aria, Aubrey, Mateo, Levi and Lincoln in the top ten.
Baby names are as vulnerable to changing fashions and influences as anything else, and with several key events happening in 2018, BabyCentre have made some interesting predictions, writes the Mirror.
World Cup fever?
With the England men’s football team off to the World Cup in Russia in 2018, a relationship could emerge between how we do in the competition, and the boys’ chart.
royals also tend to stick to a certain, regal pool of names and current favourites at the bookies such as Alice, Arthur, Victoria, Elizabeth and Albert reflect this.
Alice and Elizabeth are both within the top 100 girls’ names in the 2017 charts, but Victoria has fallen out of popularity in recent years.
Should Kate and Wills choose it though, it will no doubt enjoy a surge in popularity.
And with Prince Harry set to tie the knot with long-term girlfriend Meghan Markle in spring 2018, both Harry and Meghan could also be on the rise.
Watch this space.
Only one girls’ name (Alice) appeared in the top 30 for 2017, 1997 and 1917 while six boys’ names (Jack, Harry, James, Thomas, William and George) are as popular now as in previous generations.
With a legion of dedicated fans and Jodie Whittaker as the first ever female Doctor, BabyCentre predicts this name could enjoy a renaissance.
Jodie had only a handful of registrations in 2017, but taking the helm in the BBC show could change this name’s fortunes in 2018.
Fifty Shades of name inspiration
Fans of the films have the third instalment of the series to look forward to in 2018, which will see the return of Anastasia and Christian, played by Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan respectively.
With Jamie falling 24 places to number 99 in the boys’ top 100 and Dakota having just nine registrations this year, it could mean a boost to their popularity, along with the names Anastasia and Christian.
But we wonder how much a parent would be willing to admit this was their inspiration…