ONS Baby Names 2012?

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KosherBacon Sun 28-Jul-13 17:24:10

Anybody know when they are going to publish the data on baby names for 2012? I remember they'd published it by this time last year.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 12-Aug-13 11:48:21

Morning. If you're wondering what the most popular names of 2012 actually were (the list has been published today), you can find it here.

spiderlight Mon 12-Aug-13 11:54:39

None for DS's name, 12 for the alternative spelling. Three little boys called 'Success' grin

Cornwall73 Mon 12-Aug-13 11:58:06

I can only see the data for the top 10 or the top 100 in the ONS links. How do you access the full lists?

Xiaoxiong Mon 12-Aug-13 12:03:24

Spider same here - none at all for DS's name, 16 for alternative spelling all in Cornwall I'm sure.

Oddly the name we've chosen for DS2 which is really quite a traditional English name, only had 12 last year which really shocks me actually.

Xiaoxiong Mon 12-Aug-13 12:06:09

Ok now I'm really confused. DS was born in December 2011, in England. I've just checked the full boys' list for 2011 and his name isn't there either confused

And in 2011 there were also 12 with DS2's prospective name - the exact same number as in 2012...

Xiaoxiong Mon 12-Aug-13 12:07:13

(and I'm definitely not looking at the same spreadsheet twice, I've checked a million times and redownloaded from the ONS website!)

Lily is really number 2 (if you add it to Lilly) and Holly is really number 15 (if you add it to Hollie).

MiaowTheCat Mon 12-Aug-13 12:12:48

One of mine has gone up from 40 something last year to mid 30s this year... other one's mooching around the 150ish mark. I didn't strive for uniqueness though. Not surprised at DD1's name - seemed to be growing in popularity around here in the last year - but it's not at "3 of 'em in the class" levels yet which is all I wanted.

My DD1's name is very popular (always has been and still is, although dropped a bit), which makes me smile. I love the name (well, obviously).

It's interesting to see the regional variations, Amelia winning everything by a mile (I love the name and can see why it's so popular) and then Harry being quite popular, with the exception of Muhammed (London), Jack (NE) and Jacob (Wales). I like the slightly...unusual...names too.

GreatJoanUmber Mon 12-Aug-13 12:17:26

Jeez- both my DS's names have risen sharply, with one being just outside the top 100 and the other in the top 100 (just!) now. shock
Anyway, I love those lists! Will check on prospective names for DC3 now smile

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 12-Aug-13 12:19:02

Just posting that link to the most-popular-names list again for you, folks. smile

TallulahBetty Mon 12-Aug-13 12:19:41

Xiaoxiong I think the list requires at least 2 babies to have the name.in order to feature on the list. Is DS's name very unusual? It might be that he is the only one, so won't be on the list?

squoosh Mon 12-Aug-13 12:20:14

Oooh I love getting the new statistics!

badtime Mon 12-Aug-13 12:22:04

Xiaoxiong, they don't list names which are given to fewer than 3 children in the relevant year.

Thurlow Mon 12-Aug-13 12:27:14

I can't see the full list, maybe that's not available yet? Anyone know?

Interesting, the currently popular diminutive of DD's name is at number 48. We actually really dislike that shortening, so it's bouying my hope that when she is older, that shortening will be so common she'll prefer to stick with the shortened version we use!

squoosh Mon 12-Aug-13 12:27:53

Sebastian at 41, surprised it's that popular.

squoosh Mon 12-Aug-13 12:28:43

The full table is the ninth tab along the bottom of the spread sheet,

Thurlow Mon 12-Aug-13 12:29:46

D'oh, found the full list - go here and download the spreadsheet, then it's one of the last sheets.

DD's name (born 2012) was twice as popular last year as 2011! Still only 35 though.

LazyMonkeyButler Mon 12-Aug-13 12:29:55

I love getting the new lists too. All 3 of my DCs now have top 20 names though! Only one did in the year they were born.

Not that it matters, I'm not changing their names now grin.

GirlWithTheDirtyShirt Mon 12-Aug-13 12:30:58

Xiaoxiong I don't think they include names which have been used fewer than twice. He could be actually unique!

DD's name is still right down in the 900's which always surprises me as it's frequently mentioned on here.

I know no little Amelia's at all. None at nursery, none in my extended friendship group. Isabelle/a/Isobel/Isabel and Sophia/Sofia on the other hand....bazillions! And lots of Isla's. Boys are all called William or Harry. Unless they're called Jacob. Boys names are terribly dull though.

squoosh Mon 12-Aug-13 12:31:32

19 Bears! grin

That name always reminds me of MN.

squoosh Mon 12-Aug-13 12:32:26

I've never met nor heard of a single Amelia, yet the country is clearly teeming with them.

My nephew's name doesn't make the list, he must be truly unique!

Cornwall73 Mon 12-Aug-13 12:34:12

Ah, found out how to get the full list.

Click on Helen's link and then on the ONS link
In the summary text click on the 'data section for this publication' at the bottom and it will take you to two excel links for boys and girls.
When you select the gender click on table 6 at the top and it will give you the full list.

squoosh Mon 12-Aug-13 12:34:30

It causes me genuine pain that 42 Pheobes were registered.

Thurlow Mon 12-Aug-13 12:38:18

No, squoosh?! shock

I always wonder if registrars feel they ought to point that out...

I know dozens of Amelia's and Amelie's. The commuter belt seems to have embraced that name!

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