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An expert reveals the three baby name trends for 2020

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Baby names are constantly evolving and monikers that were once loved can easily find themselves on the 'names going extinct' round-up years later (cough, Gary). 

2019 saw us name our little ones after rare gems, 'oo' sounds and the letter 'F'. 

Despite 'Jack' and 'Olivia' never being far from the top spot, there is a whole lot of newness for 2020. 

SJ Strum, ChannelMum’s baby names expert told the HuffPost that there are likely to be three big new baby name trends for 2020.

Yep, apparently our supermarket shopping list and the 1920's will influence future baby name decisions...  

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1) Muted shades

“Forget the bright primary colour trends like Blue and Scarlett, next year is all about muted shades with names like Sage and Ivory,” Strum told the HuffPost. “These gentle names work well with most surnames and have a dreamy quality many mums and dads love.”

Stand-out names 2020: Ivory, Gray, Dove, Pearl, Olive, Lavender, Peach
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2) Baking boom

It seems we can't get enough of Great British Bake Off and our opting for baby names that wouldn't seem out of place on a shopping list.  

“Next, there’s a ‘Baking Boom’ with monikers including Rye and Herbie climbing in popularity,” says Strum. “They are quirky
but wholesome with a dash of cuteness stirred in.” 

Stand-out names 2020:  Mace, Brie, Rye, Coco, Ginger, Honey, Clementine

 
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3) Uber vintage

We're stepping back in time and scouring the top names of the last century.

“Finally, as a nation we’re still harking back to the past but overused Alfie and Edith no longer cut it,” says Strum. “Instead it’s all about uber vintage names from 1920 for 2020.”

Stand-out names 2020: Augustus,  Cecily, Effie, Ottilie, Mildred, Earl, Norman


 

Now read:

The baby names predicted to be all the rage in 2020

 
  • Author: Aimee Jakes Aimee Jakes
  • Job Title: Shopping and Community Editor

Aimee is the Shopping and Community Editor at Bauer Media where she works on fitness, fashion and beauty content across a number of titles such as heat, Closer and Grazia.

Her hobbies include truffle mac and cheese, Class Pass and relentlessly checking (and scolding!) the weather app.

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