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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?

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!

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