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2010's top 10 names

(34 Posts)
onimolap Fri 31-Dec-10 09:39:56

As published in today's Telegraph (source: Bounty)

1: Oliver. 2: Jack. 3: Harry. 4: Charlie 5: Alfie
6: Thomas 7: Joshua. 8: William 9: Daniel. 10: James

1: Olivia. 2: Sophie. 3: Lily. 4: Emily. 5: Ruby
6: Jessica. 7: Chloe. 8: Ava. 9: Grace. 10: Amelia

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 31-Dec-10 09:41:07

Can't believe Evie isn't in there shock.

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Fri 31-Dec-10 09:43:01

I hardly know any Sophies - so I'm surprised to see it at number 2. And I don't know any Chloes either.

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 31-Dec-10 09:44:52

Love the name thereis. Now I've got that song lodged in my head smile.

Bonsoir Fri 31-Dec-10 09:48:15

The girls' names are all really pretty, except for Ruby. There isn't going to be a generation of ugly names - Sharon, Karen etc. And most of the boys' names are nice too, though I don't like Harry, Charlie and Alfie as given names.

EauRudolph Fri 31-Dec-10 09:51:42

I know a Lily, Jessica, Ava and (several) Amelias.

I'm surprised Ethan isn't in the top ten boys' names, I know at least 4. Must be a regional thing.

rubyslippers Fri 31-Dec-10 09:58:02

Ava is the new Evie I think

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 31-Dec-10 10:05:00

Think you could be right Ruby, know a lot of new Avas but still know a lot of Evies too though.

3nearly4 Fri 31-Dec-10 11:04:02

Does anyone have a link to the full list or have they just released the top 10?

3nearly4 Fri 31-Dec-10 11:14:59

I found a DM link with the top 20, but can't find a top 100. Oliver-Olivia-popular-baby-names-2010.html

Look at Noah shock

onimolap Fri 31-Dec-10 11:20:14

If you go to Bounty's website and follow link to "top names" in the baby names section, it's there.

I've just had a look for you, and spotted one error in The Telegraph report: Evie should be in 9th place, and Ava in 11th.

3nearly4 Fri 31-Dec-10 11:24:26

But all the names are wrong on the Bounty site. Looks like they haven't updated it.

Noah is at 15 on their released data but on their site it's at 34!

3nearly4 Fri 31-Dec-10 11:26:26

I found the list on some random site

bigbluebump Fri 31-Dec-10 11:34:59

"There isn't going to be a generation of ugly names - Sharon, Karen etc."

But Sharon and Karen aren't any uglier than Olivia or Sophie - we've just heard them so often and associate them with a certain era and/or type of person. Our children may well find current trendy names very uncool when they're adults grin.

tummytickler Fri 31-Dec-10 11:56:22

Sharon is lovely if you can disassociate it from the image in your head. It is a beautiful sound.

I am surprised to see Daniel in the top 10, I only know 1 baby Daniel, and thought it was quite underused! Shows how much I know!

No other surprises though- just boring run of the mill names.

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 31-Dec-10 12:23:51

Will have to disagree on that one Tummy, thought names like Karen and Sharon didn't sound nice in the 70s and still don't.

swanandduck Fri 31-Dec-10 12:26:21

But that's just taste. I'm sure there's lots of people who think Olivia or Ava are ugly (I think they're lovely by the way)and kids who grow up surrounnded by Olivias and Sophies and Avas and Amelias are bound to be turned off those names by some unpleasant classmates.

TheLastMelon Fri 31-Dec-10 14:01:04

Im surprised to see Jessica at no.6, i dont know any children called that only adults. Its a beautiful name though.

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Fri 31-Dec-10 15:36:59

"There isn't going to be a generation of ugly names - Sharon, Karen etc."

My 5 year old DD thinks Lesley/Leslie is the prettiest name ever. It probably sounds incredibly exotic after all the Millies, Olivias and Evies that she knows.

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Fri 31-Dec-10 15:38:24

and thanks JiltedJohnsJulie

Bonsoir Fri 31-Dec-10 15:39:51

I beg to differ - I think names ending in "n" are an abomination!

DontLetTinselDragOnTheFloor Fri 31-Dec-10 15:41:47

I beg to differ... you're spouting nonsense.

veritythebrave Fri 31-Dec-10 15:50:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

littlemisslozza Fri 31-Dec-10 15:57:55

Thelastmelon I know 5 baby Jessica's born in the last few months so I'm not surprised!
Not surprised by any of the names to be honest, most them are nice enough and I know several children of each name.

itsawonderfuldarleneconnorlife Fri 31-Dec-10 17:19:02

How did Alfie come from complete obscurity to the top 10? That one baffles me!

I must admit I dont like seeing nn's in the top 10.

1. Oliver-it contains the word 'liver'- yuk!
2: Jack.- too 24 for me
3: Harry. Potter? (can people not think up their own names?
4: Charlie - a girl's name imo
5: Alfie- see above
6: Thomas bo-ring
7: Joshua. ok I kind of like this
8: William dullsville
9: Daniel. chav
10: James lovely but too common

1: Olivia. too many syllables
2: Sophie. ok
3: Lily. og god, if I hear another of those!
4: Emily. good, solid
5: Ruby nice but a bit sleb
6: Jessica. chav
7: Chloe. good
8: Ava. was ava gardner really that popular?
9: Grace. oh i hate this, so dull
10: Amelia nice

Personally I prefer the Scottish top 10:



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