Congratulations are in order for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their baby boy! Many of us are waiting with excitement for the first pictures of the royal baby and we are also waiting for the name of the newest addition to the royal family to be revealed. Choosing a name for your new bundle of joy can be stressful, whether you are a royal or not.
Here is a look at the most popular baby names from 2018, and what you can expect in 2019 and beyond. Also be sure to let us know what your name predictions are for the #RoyalBaby!
Research shows that these are the key trends to watch in 2019.
Going global: Look out for names borrowed from cultures like the Maori, the Greek and the Native Americans. These include:
Gender-neutral with a twist: Instead of assigning typically-male names to girl children (or vice-versa), today’s gender-neutral monikers include names and words with no gender associations. These include:
Gems and colours: If it pleases the eye, perhaps it pleases the ear! Some modern parents are looking to pastel colours and rare gems for inspiration. Names in this emerging category include:
Celebrity-inspired: Many of this year’s fastest-rising names have pop culture connections, with some being ripped straight from the headlines and hashtags. Recent chart-climbers include:
Source: Good Housekeeping
Finally, here are the top 10 names from 2018: