Can you guess what this year’s most popular baby names are?

A few curveballs in there...

Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde

This year, there seems to be a theme in Hollywood when it comes to picking baby names. Where many A-listers would have previously opted for very unusual monikers, the celebrities seem to be picking more traditional baby names nowadays – from George and Amal Clooney and their twins’ historical names, to Rosie Hungtingon-Whiteley and Jason Statham choosing the adorable Jack for their newborn.

But what about us non-celebrities? Are we swapping places with the stars and choosing more unusual names? What are the most popular baby names in the UK so far this year?

We know that these baby names are most likely to make you smile, and that these one are at risk of extinction, but has this year thrown up any name trends we need to be aware of?

Baby-naming website, Nameberry, is here to answer all your questions when it comes to picking the right moniker for your baby. They’ve listed the most popular choices for baby girls and boys in 2017, and although we are hardly surprised by some of them, others are complete curveballs.

Girls names that are proving popular this year include Olivia, Amelia and Charlotte, whereas the boys are being named Asher, Atticus and Jack.

All in all, it seems more traditional or old fashioned names are coming out on top – although Aurora and Wyatt are in there to shake things up a bit.

The most popular girls names in 2017

  1. Olivia
  2. Amelia
  3. Charlotte
  4. Isla
  5. Isabella
  6. Ava
  7. Aurora
  8. Evelyn
  9. Penelope
  10. Eleanor

The most popular boys names in 2017

  1. Asher
  2. Atticus
  3. Jack
  4. Ezra
  5. Theodore
  6. Milo
  7. Jasper
  8. Oliver
  9. Silas
  10. Wyatt

We have a feeling that Princess Charlotte is still influencing parents’ decision, and as for Atticus – we’re sensing there are a few To Kill A Mockingbird fans out there.

Would you ever consider any of these names for your little ones?

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