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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.

Skoggy Mon 12-Aug-13 12:41:13

Wow! DD1's name is 1649th in the UK! Won't be coming across many of them in her school life. Its not an overly odd name either. It is similar to 169 on the list.
DD2's name is in the top 50 and different spellings of it are even higher.

Thurlow Mon 12-Aug-13 12:41:50

192 Lyra's - and at least four of them live within 20 miles of me. That feels like an achievement.

9 Renesmee's.

I slightly worrying 9 Renay's. Is that a misspelling or have I just not heard it before?

Cass168 Mon 12-Aug-13 12:49:02

I love these lists - 3 boys called "Awesome" last year and another 3 called "Marvellous"!
Also spotted Huckleberry, "T", Goodluck, Breeze and Berk, who all sound like Harry Potter characters.

GirlWithTheDirtyShirt Mon 12-Aug-13 12:50:19

I do know a lot of Amelie's actually. Am still at a loss where all these Amelia's are hiding out though...

whyno Mon 12-Aug-13 12:51:23

Thurlow, can I ask what your DD's name is and what you call her? 48 is also the common diminutive for the name I am planning for my DD (due next week) and I also prefer another nickname. Hope you don't mind me asking!

ChimeForChange Mon 12-Aug-13 12:55:16

My daughter is number 4171!

She was one of 5 born last year

Whitershadeofpale Mon 12-Aug-13 12:57:54

The thre Theophiles are going to have a rough time at schoolaren't they?

squoosh Mon 12-Aug-13 12:59:50

Only 50 girls given my name, compared to the year I was born 1976, when it was anything but rare.

Thurlow Mon 12-Aug-13 13:01:29

PM'd you grin

squoosh Mon 12-Aug-13 13:03:19

10 babies called Steve and 6 called Dave!

Who calls their lovely baby Dave? hmm grin

umbrellahead Mon 12-Aug-13 13:04:08

According to this BBC link, there were 730,000 births last year, so the 7,000 Amelias only make up 1% of all babies that year I think. When you think of it that way it's no surprise that the country doesn't seem to be overrun with little Amelias!

Thurlow Mon 12-Aug-13 13:05:43

I haven't looked at the boys list yet - are there more boys called a popular name than girls? While I know or know of quite a lot of Amelia's/Jessica's, I know a LOT of George's and Freddie's!

squoosh Mon 12-Aug-13 13:05:53

4 Clives
12 Cyrils
16 Keiths
20 Roys
11 Rogers
69 Walters

WithASpider Mon 12-Aug-13 13:07:07

Me too squoosh , and 13 Ilas because their parents couldn't spell Isla.

DD1 escaped the list yet again! Three variations on her name, but only once in 10 years has she made the list. They're all fewer than 50 per name too.

DD2 and DS's names have dropped as well grin

Thurlow Mon 12-Aug-13 13:07:27

Whyno, just realised I should have said 46, not 48. So our conversation isn't going to make much sense! Sorry. It's really not going well here this morning grin

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 12-Aug-13 13:08:09

Has everyone read this? Includes some of the comments here kittenofdoom gets a name check
DM link warning

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 12-Aug-13 13:08:41

Actual link might we go

umbrellahead Mon 12-Aug-13 13:11:32

Apparently there were three people last year named Summer- confused

Why would you put a hyphen without actually hyphenating the name?

squoosh Mon 12-Aug-13 13:11:53

kittenofdoom do you feel a bit soiled now?

Thurlow Mon 12-Aug-13 13:12:54

All I can think of, on the DM link, is that photo of Riley Keough and Kristin Stewart and how they all need a damn good wash...

Meglet Mon 12-Aug-13 13:17:40

I check this every year to make sure the dc's names aren't getting popular. DS has sneaked up a little, but is still outside the top 50. DD's is way down the list <<phew>>.

My RL name is as common as muck.

KittenofDoom Mon 12-Aug-13 13:21:40

I am going to take a bath in Jeyes Fluid immediately shock

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 12-Aug-13 13:24:37

grin sorry to be the one to tell you

ChimeForChange Mon 12-Aug-13 13:26:27

Trust the DM top comments to focus on London's top boy name.....

AmandaPandtheTantrumofDoom Mon 12-Aug-13 13:26:31

It made me giggle that Aston and Martin as consecutive names on the boys list!

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