The most popular baby names in 2018 have been revealed.
BabyCentre parents have gone wild this year when naming their newborn girls – and mums and dads have been casting the net wide when it comes to inspiration for baby boys’ monikers, too.
The most popular baby name for girls in the West Midlands is Amelia for the sixth year in a row.
Muhammad is top for boys in the West Midlands for the second year in a row.
Jessica dropped from third to sixth, while Ella and Isabella are out of this year’s top 10.
Sophie makes a return after dropping out in 2015, while Grace is also a new entry.
Muhammad remains the top boys name in the West Midlands, after overtaking Oliver, which is still second, in 2015.
But what about nationally?
Olivia and Mohammed are the most popular names of 2018 so far, but with that comes a gradual decline in other popular names.
Some even believe some names could become extinct, the Daily Mirror reported.
Bounty have just revealed the top 20 names for boys and girls which are falling out of favour – one of which belongs to a Kardashian sister.
Here’s a look at the most unpopular baby names of 2018. Does your child fall in the list?
A spokesman for Bounty said: “Classically traditional ‘old lady’ names Cecelia and Cecily are on their way to becoming extinct this year if not revived along with Sandra which admittedly not be an obvious one to revive without their being a strong and meaningful family connection to the name.
“Even with popularity of the Kardashians today, the name Kourtney is heading for extinction alongside Mimi and Bonny.”
“Back in the day ‘Home Alone’ child star Macauley Culkin inspired lots of parents to choose the name Macauley for their little boys, but as the little star grew up the name has dropped in favour and is set to become extinct this year,” say Bounty.
They added: “Given the traditional ‘old man’ names popular with parents today, it’s worth noting Arnold is also in need of revival. Carl, Leroy and Guy are also set to disappear if not rejuvenated soon.
“Once considered unusual, even trendy ‘o’ sounding names are set for extinction this year. So how about saving Soren or Jago from fading away.”
Opting for one of these unpopular names could be a good way to help your child stand out from the crowd.
Recently one mum was so frustrated by the fact her four-year-old daughter’s name had risen in popularity she actually considered changing it before she started school.
In a post on MumsNet, she wrote: “Daughter is due to start full-time education in September and there will be two other girls with the same name, so three in the class including her.
“Maybe an over reaction but in the 1970s I was one of five named the same in my class and vowed never to have my children live with the same. Now history is being repeated.
“Am I being unreasonable to change my daughter’s name before September? I love her name but HATE it’s so common now.”
Her daughter’s name was Esmée.
People were outraged by the woman’s comments and quickly told her so.