Category: News

Cool Names: Elowen, Oslo and Otis

by Linda Rosenkrantz

Lots of cool names arrived in the hot month of August! Even more than usual, our Berries made some extraordinarily creative name choices last month.

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New Top British Baby Names

By Eleanor Nickerson

The top British baby names for 2018 are hot off the press from the Office of National Statistics.

Once again, Oliver was top in England and Wales, for the sixth year, and Olivia remained the top name for girls for the third year in a row.

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Spanish Baby Names

By Clare Green

This week’s news includes gender-crossing starbaby names, a YouTube trend we love, and the latest popularity charts from Spain.

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By Clare Green

This week’s news includes a huge range of namespiration, with babies named after statues, athletes, country singers, military operations and dinosaurs.

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The New Top 10 Contest Winner

Congratulations to our Berry Amy, known in the comments as Orchid_Lover, who won our “Guess the New Top 10” contest!

Amy’s predictions for the Top 10 baby names of 2018 were as follows:

1.     Emma Noah
2.     Olivia Liam
3.     Ava William
4.     Sophia Oliver
5.     Isabella Benjamin
6.     Charlotte Elijah
7.     Mia James
8.     Amelia Lucas
9.     Evelyn Mason
10.  Harper Logan


The actual list is:

1.     Emma Liam
2.     Olivia Noah
3.     Ava William
4.     Isabella James
5.     Sophia Oliver
6.     Charlotte Benjamin
7.     Mia Elijah
8.     Amelia Lucas
9.     Harper Mason
10.  Evelyn Logan


Amy correctly predicted that Harper and Lucas would join the Top 10, replacing Abigail and Jacob.

Her girls’ list was pretty much spot-on, with only Sophia and Isabella and Evelyn and Harper flipped.

On the boys’ side she had William, Lucas, Mason, and Logan correctly placed, and was very close in predicting Oliver’s relatively large rise.

An honorable mention goes to Chiara12, who also had all the right names in her top 10.

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