Baby Names

Baby Names Of The Future: Office For National Statistics Predicts The Most Popular Names Of 2026

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Parents

If you want to pick a truly unusual baby name, you’ll need to rule out not only the monikers that are trending right now, but also the most popular ...

These Are The Most Popular Baby Names For Boys Born In Each Region Of England

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Parents

The most popular boys’ name in 2016 was Oliver, the Office for National Statistics has revealed. However the list of the top 10 boys’ names differ...

Baby Names – Past, Present And Future?

Nick Stripe | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Parents
Nick Stripe

Here at the ONS, we measure how our society is changing, whether that's changes in the labour market or in the names we give our children. It all helps to inform our understanding of the world around us. We have been tracking all the names given to babies in England and Wales since 1996. And we also know what the top 100 baby names were in each decade since the 1900's. This rich back series of data allows me to have a peek at change through the lens of baby names.

Flower Baby Names Are Trending For Girls In England And Wales

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Parents

Flower and plant inspired baby names for girls are trending in England and Wales, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal. T...

These Are The Most Popular Baby Names For Girls Born In Each Region Of England

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Parents

The official list of the most popular baby names in 2016 has been released, with Olivia and Oliver taking the top spots. But when you look at the diff...

The Official List Of The Most Popular Baby Names Last Year Has Been Released

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Parents

The most popular baby names in 2016 have been revealed by the Office for National Statistics. Olivia has once again replaced Amelia as the most popula...

These Were The Most Popular Baby Names 50 Years Ago

HuffPost | Amy Packham | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Parents

The most popular baby names in the US generally remain the same from one year to the next, but interesting trends tend to emerge over longer periods o...

French Couple Banned From Naming Their Baby Boy Fañch

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Parents

A French couple have been banned from naming their baby boy Fañch. The court in Quimper ruled that the new parents weren’t able to use the characte...

Parents Looking For Unusual Baby Names Are Feeling Inspired By 19th-Century 'Victorian' Choices

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Parents

A pregnant mum has taken to Mumsnet to ask fellow parents about a particularly niche set of baby names. Proving that UK parents have not been put off ...

Looking For An Unusual Baby Name? Your Mum And Dad Probably Won't Like It

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Parents

If you were hoping to choose an unusual name for your newborn, we’re sorry to break it to you, but your mum and dad might hate it. A survey of more...

George Clooney Reveals Why He And Amal Named Twins Alex And Ella

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Parents

George Clooney has revealed what inspired him and Amal to name their 12-week-old twins Alex and Ella. The new dad, 56, quite simply said he didn’t ...

People Are Already Guessing What The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Will Name Their Third Child

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Parents

The Duchess of Cambridge has only just announced she’s pregnant, but people are already guessing what baby name she and the Duke of Cambridge will c...

Mum Debates Changing 10-Month-Old Daughter's Name Who Was Born On Halloween

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Parents

A mum is debating whether she should change the name of her daughter, who was born 10 months ago in October 2016. The mum shared her reservations abou...

Kimberly Wyatt Has Given Birth To Her Second Daughter And Revealed Her Adorable Name

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Parents

Kimberly Wyatt has given birth to her second child with her husband Max Rogers. The former ‘Pussycat Dolls’ singer, 35, shared the news on her Ins...

Woman Jokes She Wants To 'Shoot' Friend Over Baby Name Choice, Sparks Debate

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Parents

A woman has sparked a baby name debate online after jokingly claiming she wants to “shoot” her friend for the name he gave his daughter. The woman...

A Baby Was Born During The Solar Eclipse And She Was Given A Very Special Name

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Parents

A mum who gave birth to her baby during the solar eclipse decided to mark the occasion by giving her a very fitting name. On Monday 21 August, Greenvi...

Gender-Neutral Baby Names: 8 Unisex Monikers To Inspire Your Baby-Naming Discussions

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Parents

Gender-neutral baby names keep cropping up in the news after a baby-naming website named this trend as one of the hottest in 2017. Nameberry previous...

Parents Divided Over Mum Who Asks Whether 'Atlas' Is An Acceptable Name For Her Baby

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Parents

Parents are debating whether or not it is “acceptable” to call a baby Atlas. The discussion kicked off after Mumsnet user idontknow54789 appealed ...

Jennifer Metcalfe Introduces Newborn Son To The World And Reveals His Unusual Name

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Parents

Jennifer Metcalfe and Greg Lake have revealed they named their newborn son Daye Colmic Lake. The 33-year-old new mum, who gave birth to her first chil...

Mum Admits She Still Has Baby Name Regret After Changing Daughter's Name Twice

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has admitted to suffering from baby name regret - even after changing her daughter’s name twice. Sophie Cachia, who blogs at The Young Mummy, ...

Pride 2017: 13 Baby Names Inspired By Eminent LGBT Figures

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Parents

Trying to find inspiration for baby names can feel like an impossible task; you want something original, which will stand the test of time and which h...

Jeremy Corbyn Behind Most Popular Political Baby Names Inspiration

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Parents

More than half of parents would consider calling their baby Corbyn, according to a new survey on baby name trends. The small-scale survey of 1,305 par...

Binky Felstead And Josh 'JP' Patterson Introduce Daughter To The World And Reveal Her Name

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Parents

Binky Felstead and her boyfriend Josh ‘JP’ Patterson have introduced their newborn daughter to the world. The couple, who welcomed their first chi...

Names Of The 'Naughtiest' And Most 'Well-Behaved' Kids Have Been Revealed

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Parents

Children named Laura and Adam are most likely to be naughty, yet those named Chloe and Jack are the most well-behaved. That’s according to a tongue-...

Katie Price Reveals What She Would Call Her 6th Child

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Parents

Katie Price might not be pregnant with her sixth child, but she’s already thought of a name. The 39-year-old was discussing baby names with the ‘L...