Baby names can be a tricky thing to navigate. Finding a name that you like, your partner likes, your mum doesn't grimace at... is easy to spell, isn't too common and will suit your bundle of joy who you may not have met yet... PHEW. Yep, did we mention it's hard?
Something that may help your decision-making, is having a peek at the brand-spankin' new name trends for 2019 as predicted by Nameberry.
Yep, apparently in 2019, we will be calling our children after rare gems, neutral colours and er, animals!
Top baby name 2019 trends:
Thanks to the increase in technology the world is getting smaller. According to Namberry, new parents will begin to favour names from other continents as opposed to British favourites. Ancient Greek and Israeli names will lead the way in 2019.
1) Global names
Stand-out names 2019: Acacius, Aroha, Cyrene, Niabi, and Jedda,
Bright color-themed names are being parred back, as parents are preferring softer hue inspiration for their new arrival. Names like Scarlett and Ruby are being snubbed for names such as Ash and Mauve.
2) Muted hues
Stand-out names 2019: Ash, Fawn, Grey, Lavender, Lilac, Mauve, Moss, and Olive.
Although jewel-esque names have usually been assigned to girls (think Ruby, Peal and Amber) the 2019 trend sees more boy/non-binary names in the mix, as well as more *unusual* gem names. We think they rock...
3) Rare gems
Stand-out names 2019: Amethyst. Emerald, Garnet, Jet, Peridot, Onyx, and Topaz.
According to Nameberry, charming boy nicknames like Jimmy and Billy are starting to appear on birth certificates. Even though these names were once only seen on old radio and tv shows, these are beginning to reappear in modern day culture.
4) Old-School nickname names for boys
Stand-out names 2019: Ace, Billy, Buddy, Buster, Jimmy, Sonny and Spike.
The letter 'F' has rocketed in popularity with names beginning with F becoming all the rage.
5) Names beginning with F
Stand-out names 2019: Finn, Felix, Frost, Faye, Fern, Flora, and Frankie.
Thanks to the arrival of Prince Louis, names with an 'oo' sound in the middle or the end have climbed in popularity.
6) Names with the 'oo' sound
Stand-out names 2019: Eulalie, Hugo, Juniper, Luna, Louise, and Reuben.
Gender neutral names aren't going anywhere and 2019 sees a fresh batch of monikers that would suit your child no matter their gender.
7) Non-binary names
Stand-out names 2019: Briar, Campbell, Finley, Journey, Justice, Laken, Revel, Robin, Royal, Story.
Naming your baby after animals is the new trend this year, after a few celebrities (cough Cheryl cough) have been inspired by furry-beings. According to Nameberry, parents who want to add a touch of fierceness or individuality to more conventional first name choices are turning to animal names in the middle.
8) Animal middle names
Stand-out names 2019: Bear, Falcon, Fox, Hawk, Koala, Lion, Lynx, Otter, Tiger, Wolf
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