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.