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Baby Names Are Going Medieval

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The trend for old-fashioned baby names continues, but this time, parents are looking further back in time to find their inspiration

If you’re looking for some baby name inspiration, try digging out your history books. According to a survey by Netmums, Medieval-style baby names are making a comeback.

This could see the previous fashion for Victorian and Edwardian-era names such as Percy, Mabel or Stanley be overtaken by names that were popular around 800 years ago.

Popular Medieval boys names include Wyatt, Audley and Peyton, while girls names include Millicent, Elvina and Kendra.

The survey found that two in five parents decided to pick a name that was popular over 350 years ago.

It’s possible that the Medieval baby name trend could also be linked to the rise in popularity of the TV show Game of Thrones which, although a fantasy, is set around this period.

Would you go ‘Olde English’ for your baby name? Let us know in the comment box below.

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