Statistics gathered by Britain’s most popular baby-naming website have found that Ethan and Eva are the top two names for new-borns in 2012 in a list dominated by old-fashioned and traditional names.
BabyNames.co.uk found that boys’ names such as Oliver, Charlie and Jack continued to dominate parental choices throughout the year, as did the ever-popular Amelia, Alice and Ella for girls.
All eyes, however, will be on the name William and Kate choose for the royal baby, which will be certain to spark a rush at registry offices in the second half of the year.
BabyNames.co.uk Chief Editor Siobhan Thomas said: “Since 2011, vintage names such as Eve, Ava, Benjamin, Max, Harry and Poppy have been on the rise and this is set to continue in 2013. However, we think that this will be the ‘last wave’ for this trend, and old fashioned names may fall out of favour.”
Top twenty on the BabyNames.co.uk website for 2012
Which one is your favorite? With Mrs. Anglotopia expecting another Anglotopia Jr. this certainly has us thinking about Baby names!