Cheryl and Liam Payne have finally revealed the baby name, but where did the moniker come from and which other celebrities have also chosen the name for their offspring?
Mums have taken to parenting site Mumsnet to share some of the most ridiculous baby names they've come across.
According to the parenting support site, 60% of parents have taken floral inspiration for their daughters’ names, while 40% opted for names themed around trees. The top three baby names for boys this spring are Owen, Maxwell and Neo, while Denver, Brooke and Skye also make the top 10. “Interestingly, the results from our poll show that for girls, the seasonal theme of spring has a far greater influence on the baby naming process, than for boys,” Faye Mingo, Marketing Director at Emma’s Diary told The Sun.
A mum-to-be has turned to Mumsnet to gauge opinion about this unusual baby name. But what did the Internet think about the unique moniker?
A fair number of famous faces have already given birth this year. Although many have kept their children’s names well under wraps, the likes of Natalie Portman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Bradley Cooper have told the world all about their new additions.
Introducing baby Romeo and Juliet! Is this the cutest coincidence ever? In the cutest coincidence ever two babies called Romeo and Juliet were born in adjoining hospital rooms just hours apart. Morgan and Edwin Hernandez’s baby boy, Romeo, was born at Blufton Hospital in South Carolina on Saturday 18 March.
Whether you spend hours perusing baby name books or you turn to your favourite soap character for inspo, naming an actual human being is a big responsibility. One such mum is parenting blogger Sophie Cachia. The now mum-of-two happily live streamed the birth of her second baby, a daughter, Betty Cachia, on Saturday.
Choosing a baby name is one heck of a minefield. Do you play it safe and go for something popular – so what if there are six little Lily’s on the nursery register? Or do you go down the celebrity route and pick something a little off the wall – we’re looking at you Gwynnie, Kim K et al?
Writing for Today, Nameberry co-founder Pamela Redmond Satran predicts that some expectant parents may opt to name their newborn after heavenly bodies. In 2017, mythological monikers such as Thor, Persephone, Clio, Orion, Morrigan, Jupiter, Atlas, Pandora and Zues are set to rise up popular baby name lists, alongside feminist heroine names like Ada, Eleanor, Zelda and Frida. The baby-naming expert also believes we can expect to see more out-of-the-box baby names with trends for unique spellings, non-traditional gender identities and strong names that embody power.
Hours spent poring over baby names lists, arguments with your other half about off-the-wall suggestions and ‘You want to call them what?’ reactions to potential monikers. Naming an actual human being is a big responsibility. Huge.
Old-fashioned baby names have been having a moment of late. Family history website Findmypast has compared the most on-trend names for babies being born in 1911, 1939 and 2015 and revealed that William has been continuously popular for the past century. As the only name that made it onto the top ten lists of all three periods, for both male and female monikers, it’s proof that trends in baby names really do go out of style.
As Jamie Oliver reveals a typically unusual name for his fifth child, we couldn’t resist taking a peek at some other celebrity offspring who have been shackled, we mean blessed, in the unusual baby name stakes. We Now Live In A World Where People Name Their Kids After Pokemon Go Characters Welcome To The World Baby Anakin: Most Popular Baby Names Of 2016 Revealed
At the start of 2011, the Pope declared war on parents naming babies after celebrities, fruit or popular sports cars. In an address to parents, the ever-progressive pontiff pleaded with worshipers that when thinking of baby names, they should “give your children names that are in the Christian calendar”. So Apple, Brooklyn and Ferrari are out, Francisco and Giulia are in. But Benedict’s not the only authority figure to stamp down on one of the sillier by-products of celebrity culture.
Whether you spend hours poring over baby name websites or you turn to your favourite box set character for inspo, naming an actual human being is a big responsibility. According to the survey one mother admitted to choosing Isis for her daughter years ago, inspired by the ancient Egyptian goddess, and was horrified to find the name taken by a terrorist group.
Pokemon Go is taking over the world. Just when you think the world might have reached peak Pokemon, parents go and start naming their babies after characters from the monster-chasing app. The report also notes that Pokemon characters like Starmie, Ivysaur and Shayman could also be having an influence on baby monikers.
There are many ways parents go about choosing a baby name. Others scour baby name books and Internet sites for inspo. Sophie Cachia, a parenting blogger AKA The Young Mummy, is currently pregnant with her second child and took to Instagram earlier this week to ask her 127K followers for baby name inspo.
If you’re expecting a baby and you find out the sex, you’ll likely be tossing around monikers from baby name lists traditionally associated with that gender. After all, aside from a handful of names that can span both genders, most are generally associated with one sex or the other. You’re hardly gonna call your baby boy Fifi are you?