10:24 Friday 27 December 2013

Charlie and Amelia top list of 2013 baby names

Written byROB SMYTH

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A NEW report has revealed that Amelia and Charlie were the number one names given to babies in Burton and South Derbyshire in 2013

The list, compiled by Bounty Parenting Club, showed that the birth of royal baby Prince George proved popular with parents as well as girls names such as Freya, Scarlett and Isabella.

Nationwide, the study of more than 370,000 names unveiled Joey, Teddy, Ivy and Violet as ‘ones to watch’ in 2014 after rising in popularity the most during the past 12 months.

The annual baby names report also revealed Maisy, Kayla, Isabel, Olly and Callum as the names that are fast falling from favour amongst parents in the UK.

Lisa Penney, from Bounty, said: “Year after year we see new parents influenced by popular culture – with names made famous by people in the public eye suddenly experiencing sharp rises in popularity.

“The rising fame of Joey Essex no doubt influenced this years’ highest climbing name which leaped a massive 68 places, breaking into the boys’ Top 100 at number 86.

“The names that celebrities choose for their own babies also has an effect on trends.

“Ivy was the fastest rising girls’ name in the past year and most likely triggered by Beyonce and Jay-Z’s baby daughter, Blue Ivy.

“As well as the usual influences from popular culture, in general we can see a growing trend for the return of more ‘old-fashioned’ names with a vintage flavour as parents adopt names with ‘grandparent chic’ like Elsie, Violet and Teddy.”

Baby names top 10 — Olivia and Charlie are number one

TOP GIRLS NAMES -

1. Amelia (1)

2. Olivia (2)

3. Poppy (5)

4. Jessica (6)

5. Scarlett (18)

6. Sophie (8)

7. Isabella (13)

8. Mia (9)

9. Ruby (10)

10. Freya (19)

TOP BOYS NAMES

1. Charlie (4)

2. Oliver (2)

3. Jack (1)

4. Alfie (6)

5. Harry (3)

6. Jacob (5)

7. George (11)

8. Oscar (7)

9. Noah (10)

10. Ethan (15)

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