British Baby Names: January - July 2013 Telegraph Birth Announcements
I know many Berries are interested in British baby names. Unfortunately the latest offical data for England and Wales dates back to 2011. Therefore I have compilied a list of the birth announcements published in The Telegraph since January this year, and their frequency, as an informal barometer of baby names.
A word of warning, the Telegraph tends to attact announcements from a more upper class crowd (a handful of the babies listed even had titles!), therefore the names listed below will likely NOT be that representative of British naming styles overall. For example the name Montgomery was one of the more popular names out of the set, but as a Brit I'm yet to meet a single Montgomery, and doubt you would bump into many Monty's in your average playground.
The numbers in the brackets indicate the total number of announcements per name. I listed first names only.
I'm interested that George and Charlotte are so high up. Could some people be hedging bets on the name of the future Royal baby, and getting in there before Wills & Kate I wonder?
5 or More Announcements
William (17), George (13), Frederick (9), Jack (9), Samuel (9), Charles (8), Edward (8), Harry (8), Henry (8), James (7), Alexander (6), Arthur (6), Hugo (6), Oscar (6), Hector (5), Maximilian/Maximilien (5), Montgomery (5)
Alfred, Archie, Barnaby, Freddie, Nicholas, Oliver, Theodore, Thomas, Zachary,
Angus, Benedict, Bertie, Cosmo, Finlay/Finley, Francis, Miles, Orlando, Rory, Sebastian, Stanley, Tobias, Wilbur, Wilfrid
Albert, Alfie, Benjamin, Callum, Caspar/Casper,Charlie, Christopher, Edmund, Ethan, Felix, Fergus, Finn, Jacob, Jake, Jasper, Leo, Luca, Luke, Matthew, Montague, Monty, Otto, Robert, Robin, Rufus, Theo, Toby
Albie, Alex, Arlo, Atticus, Aubrey, Augustus, Ben, Bernard, Brodie, Bruno, Cameron, Carl, Cash, Clement, Constantine, Crispin, Daniel, Danson, Digby, Dominic, Dylan, Eric, Finnigan, Frank, Gabriel, Geordie, Gus, Halkett, Hamish, Harris, Hubert, Hudson, Humphrey, Isaac, Ivo, Jackson, Jaydon, Joe, John, Johnnie, Jonathan, Jordan, Josef, Joseph, Joshua, Kit, Llewelyn, Logan, Louie, Ludo, Ludovic, Max, Maximus, Michael, Myles, Noah, Oswald, Patrick, Peter, Philip, Quentin, Rafe, Raff, Ralph, Ranulph, Rex, Rowland, Rupert, Seth, Sholto, Tarquin, Ted, Teymour, Tobyn, Wilf, Winston, Xavier
5 or More Announcements
Charlotte (12), Isabel/Isabelle/Isobel (9), Poppy (9), Beatrice (7), Florence (6), Isabella (6), Matilda (6), Alice (5), Flora (5),
Eliza, Elizabeth, Martha, Mary, Molly, Rose
Annabelle, Arabella, Ayla/Isla, Claudia, Daisy, Eleanor, Elodie, Emilia, Imogen, Jemima, Josephine, Maisie, Millie, Olivia, Ottilie, Sophie
Alexandra, Amelie, Annabel, Bay, Bonnie/Bonny,Catherine, Cecily, Celia, Chloe, Clara, Clementine, Ella, Emily, Emmeline, Esme, Gabriella, Georgina, Grace, Harriet, Henrietta, Iris, Jessica, Lara, Lily, Nina, Philippa, Phoebe, Rosie, Scarlett, Sophia, Theodora, Thomasina, Victoria, Xanthe
Agnes, Ailey, Alannah, Alette, Alexa, Alexina, Amelia, Angelina, Anna, Annie, Araminta, Ariana, Arwen, Audrey, Ava, Beth, Bibiana, Camilla, Carla, Claire, Coco, Cosima, Dorothy, Edith, Effie, Eloise, Elsa, Elspeth, Erin, Euphemia, Eva, Evelyn, Freya, Georgiana, Hallie, Hannah, Heidi, Helen, Honor, Isla-May, Juliette, Kitty, Laura, Lavinia, Layli, Lois, Louise, Lucie, Luella, Lyla, Margaret, Margot, Marieta, Marina, Marni, Maude, Maya, Mia, Miranda, Natasha, Olive, Patsy, Peony, Romilly, Safia, Samara, Stella, Stevie, Susannah, Tabitha, Tallulah, Teresa, Velvet, Viola, Violet, Wilhelmina, Willa, Xanthippe