Hmm... I'll go for a top ten of classic names that would never seem overused even if statistaically speaking they were. They're not really in any particular order.
I would love to meet any kid with these names. Currently, I only know 2 people with any of these names--and I don't know them well.
My Renegade top 10 for girls & boys would be
These are names that I really love, but may not use without much thought.
yes, and the actor who played 'Willow' was just on Doctor Who - geek squeee!
Originally Posted by renrose
I love 'Elora'
The 2020 Top Ten:
1. Arabella [will follow Isabelle]
2. Aria [continue to shoot up; Rs will be popular as people want tougher liquid consonants]
3. Emmaline ['line' will be the new 'lyn'; Emm- will continue to be popular]
4. Nina [Ns will be the new Ls-- Nina, Nora, Nilly, etc]
5. Kyler [following Kylie, Harper, Piper-- this will cross over]
6. Caroline [classic with the mega-popular -line]
7. Aubrey [androgynous but girly-- will continue to rise]
8. Hadley [see above; -lee sound will still be popular]
9. Penelope [celeb crossover will become mega-hit]
10. Evolym [the new Nevaeh]
Boys [always a bit more conservative]
1. Lucas [-s names will replace the overblown -n trend for boys]
2. Asher [following both the surname trend and the bibilcal trend, this will dominate]
3. Noah [will stay put for a decade]
4. Maxon [the new Mason, tougher]
5. Antonio [Hispanic influence will continue to incrase, and more parents will choose Spanish names from pride v anglicisations]
6. Markus [-s ending, K will continue to be edgy]
7. Isaiah [biblical names for boys will continue to be mega-popular]
8. Archie [the British nickname trend will be imported-- this will follow Archer]
9. Nicholas [classic with the popular -s]
10. Grant [parents will be drawn to clipped, strong, masculine names; pushed up by popular biopic of Ulysses S Grant]
A fun idea, and one I could spend way too much time on, if I tried to come up with perfect lists! So, in no particular order, names I'd love to hear more of:
In some alternative universe this is the top ten names
So old fashioned names are clearly in. Long flowly names are on trend, especially for girls, though the boys have a few of their own. Nicknames, including Gwen, Ned, Percy, and Cora are popular, but are rarely given on there own. More tradional names such as Robert, William and Alexander for boys and Elizabeth and Anna for girls continue to remain popular, all in the top 15. Other names such Prudence (23), Beatrix (30), Leonardo(31) and Atlas (18) are expected to enter the 10 within the next few years.