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Militantmartha Mon 08-Jul-19 18:47:26

Which names do people think will start to become popular over the next few years?

Which names have you started to hear more of recently that you think will increase in popularity?

kittytiggy Mon 08-Jul-19 18:57:45

Aurora!!!

Militantmartha Mon 08-Jul-19 19:07:30

Yes Aurora is suddenly very popular I have started to hear it being used a lot!

laylabella Mon 08-Jul-19 19:59:07

Girls:
Luna
Willow
Aubrey
Violet
Clara
Stella

Boys:
Vinnie
Wyatt
Scott
Ellis
Beau

I know of at least 2/3 of all these names under 1!

mayajackson Mon 08-Jul-19 20:20:28

Cora, Zara, Penelope

Ezra, Reuben, Jesse

MyNewBearTotoro Mon 08-Jul-19 20:25:52

Girls: Persephone, Gladys, Selma, Mavis, Edith, Agnes, Myrtle, Isadora

Boys: Percy, Ernest/ Ernie, Wilbur, Clarence, Clifford, Augustine/ Augustus/ Gus, Raymond, Wallace,

cavalier Mon 08-Jul-19 20:29:16

Cuthbert Rupert

fruitofthenight Mon 08-Jul-19 20:37:39

Lyla/Lilah has increased in my area, I know of 4 under 2

islandlove Mon 08-Jul-19 20:45:34

Luna
Layla/Lyra

Matleavemadam Mon 08-Jul-19 20:50:21

Judging by mumsnet, Cassia!

Matleavemadam Mon 08-Jul-19 20:51:09

...Will be the next Isla is my prediction

Militantmartha Mon 08-Jul-19 20:52:24

I’m coming across an increasing number of baby Ada and Violet. I am also starting to hear Astrid and Wren more often.
For boys Rudy, Theodore and Reuben seem more and more popular

LovelyBranches Mon 08-Jul-19 20:54:12

I am hearing of lots of Theo’s and Luna’s at the moment.

Gummibaersy Mon 08-Jul-19 20:56:50

Cassia
Aurora
Margot

Vincent
Quentin
Magnus

Gummibaersy Mon 08-Jul-19 20:57:26

Theo is already very very popular!

BenFeldmanFan Mon 08-Jul-19 21:01:42

Margot
Edie
Ottilie
Penny

Ronnie
Jonah
Isaac

carmenbea Mon 08-Jul-19 21:23:29

There are still a lot of Oliver's!

HainaultViaNewburyPark Mon 08-Jul-19 21:34:05

Boys: Colin, David, John, Roland, Victor
Girls: Irene, Laura, Nancy, Sadie, Vera

Prettylittlelady Mon 08-Jul-19 21:39:58

I seem to be hearing about lots of baby Ivy’s recently so perhaps that’s one that will rise.

BarryBarryTaylor Mon 08-Jul-19 21:56:00

Lots of the following;

Archie
Theo
Arthur
Ralph/Raffy/Rafe
Jude
Zachary/Zach
Max
Oliver
Leo

Girls;
Mabel
Martha
Wren
Ruby
Norah
Marnie

taylorlynn Mon 08-Jul-19 22:06:45

Marnie!

Verily1 Mon 08-Jul-19 22:16:05

Archie and Harrison/Harris will go up this year!

Also Louis.

Saorise
Aria/Ariana
Skye

EtonM3ss Tue 09-Jul-19 00:10:34

Alba for girls

TheVanguardSix Tue 09-Jul-19 00:17:43

Theodore, more popular? It’s been popular for years... since I had my own Theo 17 years ago. wink
Isla became popular about 8-9 years ago.

Jaxon and Harrison
Grae
Eliza

TheVanguardSix Tue 09-Jul-19 00:18:16

Yes, Lois too.

Kokeshi123 Tue 09-Jul-19 00:48:35

Always surprised the name Lois is not heard more.

lelamia Tue 09-Jul-19 09:32:31

Luna

AriadneesWeb Tue 09-Jul-19 09:41:04

Lots of WW1 names recently. One of our neighbours has a Wilfred.

sheshootssheimplores Tue 09-Jul-19 09:42:16

I know lots of Reubens, so that definitely popular already.

Lilyannarose Tue 09-Jul-19 10:33:00

Ophelia and Elodie.

papimia Tue 09-Jul-19 10:35:23

Yes to Elodie

Judging my MN Aubrey is v popular too

Watersnail Tue 09-Jul-19 11:05:51

I think plainer names will sound refreshing before too long. We've had frilly, we've had "old man/lady" names. Some the not yet cool retro names will soon be used as tributes to those who will become grandparents or great grandparents.

John
Michael
Andrew
Richard
Brian

Susan
Karen
Helen
Anne
Joanna

I think environmental names will expand too, so that more words are used as names.

Zen
Polaris
Eagle
Dune
Fractal
Perseus
Damson
Moss
Basil

Gaia
Electra
Cherry
Alcyone
Teal
Emerald
Cressida
Bellatrix
... and Aurora as mentioned above

PetraRabbit Tue 09-Jul-19 11:07:43

Almost every newborn baby boy I've come across recently has been Teddy. That's where the popularity of Theodore is coming from- people looking for a longer version. Like mega-popular names Lily/Lilly/Lily-Grace or Sophia/Sofia or Isabelle/Isabella/Bella/Isobel etc or all the varieties of Mohammed , the true popularity of Teddy won't be reflected in the name charts bit I think it's jumped in a couple of years from below 1000th place to the 20s....the ultimate sign of the new Noah- coming from absolutely nowhere are exploding! Aurora is similar for girls but on a much smaller scale. I also see a lot of: Ezra, Clara, Luna, Zach, Rueben.

H3ll0myNam3is Tue 09-Jul-19 13:10:53

I think Freya has become really popular recentely

tdam Tue 09-Jul-19 13:19:11

Emmeline, June, Matilda, Thea, Margot, Freya, Clara, and Olive are the big ones for me. Hearing/seeing them a lot. Which kills me especially in regards to Matilda, Freya, Margot and Olive as I'd consider all four if I have another daughter.

For boys, Otis, Jude, Milo, Theodore, Hugo and Oscar. Which sucks because I'd definitely consider Jude, Milo and Hugo in particular if we were to have a boy next time.

cheshirecat777 Tue 09-Jul-19 13:21:21

NW based - round here

Arthur - v v popular

Ted/Teddy

Clara -

Laila/Layla and other variations on the theme

Poppy

Freya

Esther

Oh and Still LOADS of Olivers

Lavenderblues Tue 09-Jul-19 14:46:08

Hard to imagine how Theo/Teddy can become more popular... we know so many!

HappyDinosaur Tue 09-Jul-19 15:34:53

Around here it seems to be Milo, Poppy, Esme, Rupert, Rueben, William, Aurelia, Layla, Albie. Still lots of Alfie, Teddy, Henry, Theo, Isabelle/a, Eva/ie, Ave, Ada etc coming up too though. Oh and Alexander seems to be every other little boy I meet at the moment!

PrincessLouis Tue 09-Jul-19 17:23:48

Yes to Archie

Yes to Wren

Eliza seems to be v popular on these boards

ourkidmolly Tue 09-Jul-19 17:36:41

I know of 3 Greys. Peculiar. Seems a drab colour to favour as a babe.

ourkidmolly Tue 09-Jul-19 17:36:54

Meant name not babe.

Cbeebiesrehab Tue 09-Jul-19 19:59:52

Boys names ending in IE will continue to dominate I think...every boy bar mine had an IE ending at a recent group we attend.
I have also met multiple Pippas recently, maybe one on the rise.

whizzpopbangalang Tue 09-Jul-19 20:16:29

I know soooo many Ivy's! Sure that will be top 10 soon if not already

bridgetreilly Tue 09-Jul-19 20:17:29

Elsies are everywhere. Reuben is becoming a lot more popular. Lots of biblical names for boys, actually.

HellYeah90s Tue 09-Jul-19 21:09:49

Eloise
Florence
Clementine
Quinn

Elliott
Reggie
Milo
Arlo
Gus

HappyDinosaur Wed 10-Jul-19 19:10:38

Thinking about it I've also seen several newborn Ambers and 3 Rosies recently.

OopsOhNoZHM Wed 10-Jul-19 20:15:02

The surprising one I’ve heard is Naomi - there’s two in Child2’s class.
There’s plenty that I’ve read on this thread that were on my list for a girl but didn’t use as I think they’re high on many lists - Astrid, Luna, Ophelia, Willow, Violet. I think Jasmine is a riser, more so with Aladdin being released.
For boys I haven’t a clue, I only ever hear the same few names - Archie, Franky, Harrison, I think they’ll stick around a few more years yet before we see a difference

BlueMerchant Wed 10-Jul-19 20:19:26

Posey
Dorothy
Iris
Violet
Willow

Barney
Stanley
Raphael
Leonardo
Augustus

Fatkins Wed 10-Jul-19 20:39:36

Felix
Kit

Elsie
Marnie

KatnissK Wed 10-Jul-19 20:44:37

Elsie and Arthur - these names seem to be everywhere at the moment!

Skyejuly Wed 10-Jul-19 20:44:46

Manon
Zara
Pippa
Lucy
Charlotte

Arlo
Max
Ezra

Sophronia Thu 11-Jul-19 00:06:38

Old Testament boys names are popular so I can see people looking for alternatives to Noah, Reuben and Isaac - maybe Micah, Isaiah, Solomon, Asher, Asa, Caleb, Gabriel, Jonah and Seth will rise, among others.

sweetkitty Thu 11-Jul-19 00:13:24

Latest two babies I’ve heard off were Alfie and Ella

2littleninjas Thu 11-Jul-19 00:17:04

I have a Jude and when he was born there were none and that seems to be getting very popular

villamariavintrapp Thu 11-Jul-19 00:23:29

Biblical boys names have been very popular for a while, maybe more of the girls names too..? Sarah, Ruth, Rachel, Hannah, Leah?

Lavenderblues Thu 11-Jul-19 07:53:46

For girls
Elsie, Violet, Aurora, Betsie

For boys
Arthur, Quentin, Hugo, Wilfred

hazandduck Thu 11-Jul-19 10:13:53

Lots of Adas, Penelopes and Willows in the last year or two. And I know about a million Teddys born in the last year or so.

Rosiesandposies1 Thu 11-Jul-19 16:35:26

Hazel
Layla
Luna
Willow
Wren
Elsie

Theo
Oskar
Grayson
Gabe
Seth
Micah
Elijah
Eli
Saul

I just hope we don’t get Gertrude, Wilbert, Bernard, Pamela, Kevin, Gary, type names (applies if you have these names!).

daisypond Thu 11-Jul-19 16:56:04

Edwardian names are going out of fashion, so next in fashion will be names of the 20s and 30s. They are already emerging - things like Daphne or Barbara. But they’ve not yet hit the mass market. Old Testament names for boys have been current for 20-30 years, so they will go out of fashion and be dated very soon.

DonEmmanuelsDingleberries Thu 11-Jul-19 17:49:25

I think Germanic and Scandi names will become more popular for girls: Hilda, Ingrid, Freya/Freja, Astrid, Agnes, Frida, Greta, Heidi

hazandduck Thu 11-Jul-19 18:44:22

@daisypond I love Daphne!

BigGlasses Sat 13-Jul-19 00:33:21

Girls I think slightly less cute/frilly names will come in. So less Millie/Daisy/Ruby and more Silvia, June, Daphne, Lois, Irene, Mary.

Boys i’m not so sure what the next big names will be. Ezra and Reuben seem to be rising fast. Possibly Robert and Kenneth may be the next trendy ‘old man’ names

rachelgrace Sat 13-Jul-19 18:15:59

I have heard Nancy and Mabel a lot lately!

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