Baby Names 2014: Top 12 Trends

Baby names 2014 will see parents reviving family names and long-dormant choices, finding inspiration in literary characters and world leaders, looking to names to make their children seem stronger or spicier. Our picks for the Top 12 Baby Name Trends of 2014 are:

Celebrity Trend Least Likely to Catch On: Joke Names

Don’t get us wrong: We like the name North. We even predicted it as one of our hottest trends of 2013 a whole year ago, ancient history in Kardashian-and-Kanye time. But North West? Uh, no. We’re also looking at the parents who gave their daughter five first names and those that named their son after their room décor. No wonder all these children took on nicknames —pronto!

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