For the most part, your baby will probably be called "the baby" or some pet name that describes their cute features or the way they smile, but you'll need a name. You don't need to rush into it. Don't feel you need to have a name ready for the little one's arrival. You can wait and see which name fits your kid after your baby's born. Some parents go for timeless names. Others want something a little unusual. For some, naming a child is a chance to show off their interests, so they'll name the kid after their favourite actor, singer or sports personality. For others, they go right off the reservation with something odd Raddix as Cameron Diaz's named her child.
It seems that Oliver has been the most popular name for a while now. It was the most popular in 2019. We'll all be dealing with a lot of Olivers in twenty or so years when the latest generation enters work. As with previous years, Harry remains a firm favourite. Perhaps the parents opting for that name are thinking of Prince Harry who's been in the headlines a lot since marrying Meghan Markle. There was also a non-mover at five. George remains the fifth most popular boy's name in the UK.
There were a few newcomers to the naming party last year including Freddie. That name crept into the top ten for the first time in many years. Jack is always been a popular name. It was the third most popular in 2018. In 2019, it fell to number six.
There was a lot of movement in the popularity of some names. Theodore when from 79th most popular name in 2018 to 53rd on the list. Oakley was another name that grew in popularity last year. It climbed 18 places and broke into the top 100. Louis and Louie were also massive movers last year. In 2019, the shot up 19 and 17 places respectively in the popularity stakes to take up 66th and 39th place on the list.
Tommy, Arthur, Finn and John rose in popularity over the last few years thanks to the popularity of Peaky Blinders. The same trend occurred when girls were named last year. Ada, Esme and Grace were all popular names in 2019, although not many people named their newborns after Aunt Polly.
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