ONS 2015 baby names - predictions

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SerenDippitee Sat 13-Aug-16 18:29:17

The ONS data will be released later than usual this year, on 2 September.

Any predictions? Big rises or falls?

SerenDippitee Sat 13-Aug-16 18:33:54

2014 girls' top ten:

1. Amelia
2. Olivia
3. Isla
4. Emily
5. Poppy
6. Ava
7. Isabella
8. Jessica
9. Lily
10. Sophie

SerenDippitee Sat 13-Aug-16 18:35:11

2014 boys' top ten:

1. Oliver
2. Jack
3. Harry
4. Jacob
5. Charlie
6. Thomas
7. George
8. Oscar
9. James
10. William

kimlo Sat 13-Aug-16 18:36:19

I think Lydia will have gone right up, but not quiet top 10 yet.

kimlo Sat 13-Aug-16 18:37:10

Boys Edward will be top ten woth a big rise for Teddy.

LolaStarr Sat 13-Aug-16 18:37:40

I think Lily will have shot WAY up on the girls list, possibly to number 1

Uphegoesdownhegoes Sat 13-Aug-16 18:38:31

I think Freya will be up there- I know so many little Freyas!

Also Ted/Edward seems to be huge.

cornishglos Sat 13-Aug-16 18:45:01

Otto and Ottilie will have risen I think.

SleepFreeZone Sat 13-Aug-16 18:48:24

I recently named my son Tobias/Toby and suddenly I'm noticing that name is being mentioned a lot more on here and also out and about.

Same happened with my first son's name. It went from being 120 or so when we picked it to now 30 something.

SleepFreeZone Sat 13-Aug-16 18:49:10

I know SO many Lilys and Ellie derivatives.

GoldPlatedBacon Sat 13-Aug-16 19:15:33

I think Isla will top the girls. Violet, Beatrice & Ivy will be big risers.

Agree about Teddy, I know so many but Oliver is the boys name I come across the most so I think that will keep the top spot.

Sophronia Sat 13-Aug-16 19:38:02

I think Toby, Theo, Reuben, Finn, Freddie, Teddy/Ted, Elijah, Ezra, Evelyn, Penelope, Clara, Orla, Aria, Maya, Emilia and Annabelle will all go up.

MrsGsnow18 Sat 13-Aug-16 22:58:45

Agree that Isla will have moved up. I know of three that were born recently and strangely two of them are very closely related!

coragreta Sat 13-Aug-16 23:13:26

Lily might not do do well because of all the spellings. Lily, Lilly, lilie, lillie. Don't get me started!
I think Mohammed for number 1 boy. Although that has multiple spellings too.

SerenDippitee Sat 13-Aug-16 23:22:46

cora have you seen the British Baby Names blog combined spellings list for 2014?

You are quite right - if you combine all of the spellings of Lily, including hyphenated examples like Lily-Mae, and similarly all of the spellings of Mohammed, both were much higher up. By this methodology, Mohammed was the top boys' name and Lily moved up from ninth to second place.

gallicgirl Sat 13-Aug-16 23:25:31

Teddy is definitely a big winner. I suspect Max is going to climb too.. Not sure about girls names but I'm sure Olivia will remain very popular.

Thelastusername Sat 13-Aug-16 23:28:30

I think Isabelle/ Isabella will be top 3 at least. I know of 4 born last year.

thatstoast Sat 13-Aug-16 23:28:50

I'm keeping my eye on hugo, it seems to be moving into the mainstream.

coragreta Sat 13-Aug-16 23:32:50

I found that article very interesting. I dislike the trend for unusual spellings but will resist the urge to rant about it.

JinkxMonsoon Sat 13-Aug-16 23:36:48

Violet, Beatrice & Ivy will be big risers.

Definitely, plus some other "old lady" names like Edie.

In fact, I knew Edie was getting REALLY popular when I saw an interesting spelling (think Eedee, but not!). Ditto Ada when I saw it getting hyphenated. Neither of those will affect the stats, obviously.

SleepFreeZone Sat 13-Aug-16 23:37:25

Agree about Teddy. Also Oscar.

Smidge001 Sat 13-Aug-16 23:39:41

I thought this thread was going to be about naming a baby conceived in 2015 from a One Night Stand. blush

unicornthong Sun 14-Aug-16 00:21:20

So did I blush

Crunchymum Sun 14-Aug-16 12:59:41

I expect my DD's name to have risen massively. Don't want it to have but it's become really popular.

Barefootcontessa84 Sun 14-Aug-16 13:02:03

Based on the babies I know born in 2015, Martha will have made a move upwards!

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