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  1. #1
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    The Top 10 Unisex Names and Trends for 2012

    Hello Nameberries, I thought you would be interested in these findings. According to Today's Parent magazine (a Canadian publication), here are the top 10 new unisex baby names (from boys to girls).

    1 Aiden
    2 Aubrey
    3 Drew
    4 Elliot
    5 Finley
    6 Kaden
    7 Kyle
    8 Mason
    9 Maxwell
    10 Spencer

    According to the same source, here are the 10 top trends for 2012.

    1 Nature names (eg. Hazel, Ivy, Olive, Willow, Sage, Gale, Wolf(e), Hawke)
    2 Literary names (eg. Emma, Darcy, Phoebe, Holden, Sawyer, Gray)
    2 Surnames as First Names (eg. Cooper, Quinn, Mackenzie, Cassidy, Taylor)
    4 Superhero names (eg. Clark, Logan)
    5 Combining Names (eg. Brooklyn, Emmalee)
    6 Names from Pop Culture (eg. Adele, Rue, Bella, Cato)
    7 Unisex Baby Names (eg. Ryan, Harper, Parker, Avery, Casey, Jordan, Rory)
    8 Vintage Baby Names (eg. Hattie, Beatrice, Oscar, Felix)
    9 Cowboy Baby Names (eg. Hunter, Chase, Weston, Colton, Bronson, Rex and Wyatt)
    10 Colour-inspired Baby Names (eg. Violet, Hazel, Ruby, Indigo)
    All the best,
    Mischa.

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    Those unisex names aren't unisex at all really are they?! They are all boy's names and I'd be saddened to see any girls with those names.

    I agree about the trends, sound about right to me.

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    Thanks for your reply, sheflieswithherownwings! Unisex names (or boys names on girls) seem to be a much more prevalent trend in North America than it is in England. It's almost become a competition on who can choose the most shocking one! Personally, I'm really tired of it.
    All the best,
    Mischa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheflieswithherownwings View Post
    Those unisex names aren't unisex at all really are they?! They are all boy's names and I'd be saddened to see any girls with those names.
    That's exactly what I thought! Lol. Jordan at a push but none of the others.
    ~Boys~

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


    ~Girls~

    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.


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    Hmm... I don't see any of the names on that list as genuinely unisex. They're just boys names being used on girls.

    As for the other trends... I quite like the prevalence of nature names, and I'll admit a weakness for cowboy names.
    Silas ~ Gideon ~ Lincoln ~ Ezekiel ~ Malachi ~ Samuel ~ Ezra ~ Charlie ~ Gabriel ~ Elliott
    Maisie ~ Sophie ~ Naomi ~ Willa ~ Evangeline ~ Freya ~ Vivienne ~ Nora ~ Josephine ~ Daphne

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