Baby names inspired by the likes of Bridgerton (hello, Cressida and Benedict) and the general Regency era are set to take the world by storm in 2022
As are nature and tropical location-inspired names, such as Forest and Capri
And then there's super cute and playful names (some nodding to animals) like Bear, Moxie, Coco, Honey and Bee to consider
Oh! And let's not forget that non-binary and unisex names are rising in popularity too
Like most things, baby names have trends (for example, if you're a 90s kid we bet you had at least one person in your class at school named Rebecca, Jess or Thomas... right?) – and we're super excited that a whole host of new names have just been predicted for 2022. And let's face it, it's come at the right time as... is it just me or does it feel like a tonne of people are pregnant right now?
Rather handily, baby naming site Nameberry, has even pointed out that the potential names that parents-to-be are searching out right now can even be divided into a few key categories: from retro-themed names (get ready for an influx of Nellies, Bobbys, Betty and Ettas!) to nature, to non-binary and beyond. Here's the full rundown:
Playful and unique baby names
A lot of these are animal-inspired and super adorable
Nature and location-based baby names
These are just perfect for evoking happy holiday memories, those who love to travel and for future beach babies
Bridgerton-inspired baby names
If you like baby names like Reagen, why not go all out and name your baby Regency (it sounds similar, no?)... or one of the below?
Non-binary baby names
Biblical and spiritual names
Just like Kim and Kanye's son Psalm, biblical names and those nodding towards other forms of spirituality are set to take off in a big way
Names Ending in S
These lovely baby names all have one thing in common: they end in an 's'
Retro baby names
Old-fashioned names, vintage names, traditional names... however you choose to describe them, some of the most adorable classics are back
Musical and lyrical baby names
For all the music-lovers out there, one of these could be the perfect choice
So, there you have it – a gorgeous cross selection of the baby names (and baby name themes) that are future parents seem to be pretty darn excited about at the moment. If you're more leaning towards a double-barrel name, or heck, perhaps you're expecting twins (congratulations!) then we've also got you covered with that too...
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