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Baby names of 2014

The uber popular baby name site Nameberry has released the most popular names for 2014 so far, with several pleasant surprises! Throwback names Imogen and Asher are leading the race, while Isla, Cora, Atticus and Finn aren't far behind. Check it out:

Here’s the Nameberry Top 100 for 2014… so far:

 

GIRLS #babynamesforgirls

  1. IMOGEN
  2. CHARLOTTE
  3. ISLA
  4. CORA
  5. PENELOPE
  6. VIOLET
  7. AMELIA
  8. ELEANOR
  9. HARPER
  10. CLAIRE
  11. ALICE
  12. ADELAIDE
  13. HAZEL
  14. KATNISS
  15. OLIVIA
  16. EVANGELINE
  17. IVY
  18. KHALEESI*
  19. MAEVE
  20. EVELYN
  21. MAISIE
  22. ADELINE**
  23. GENEVIEVE
  24. SERAPHINA
  25. BEATRICE
  26. LUCY
  27. AURORA
  28. ROSE
  29. SCARLETT**
  30. ELIZABETH
  31. AVA
  32. ELODIE
  33. LILA**
  34. NORA
  35. GRACE
  36. EMMA
  37. WILLA
  38. CLEMENTINE
  39. MATILDA
  40. ELOISE
  41. CAROLINE
  42. CLARA
  43. FINN*
  44. AURELIA
  45. ARABELLA
  46. ELIZA
  47. POPPY
  48. ELLA
  49. SOPHIA
  50. IRIS
  51. RUBY**
  52. MILA
  53. JOSEPHINE
  54. HARLOW
  55. ARIA
  56. AUDREY
  57. ISABELLA
  58. WREN
  59. QUINN*
  60. CORDELIA**
  61. CHLOE
  62. MAE
  63. EMILY
  64. LUNA
  65. ROWAN*
  66. MIA
  67. STELLA
  68. EMMELINE
  69. ELLIE**
  70. JULIET
  71. MERIDA
  72. ANNA
  73. LILY
  74. OLIVE
  75. MARGARET
  76. PIPER
  77. AVERY*
  78. JANE
  79. SADIE
  80. LYDIA
  81. ESME
  82. EVERLY
  83. GEMMA
  84. WILLOW
  85. MAYA
  86. FRANCES
  87. LOUISA
  88. ELSA*
  89. ADA
  90. LOLA
  91. PHOEBE
  92. KINSLEY
  93. ZARA
  94. MADELINE
  95. HANNAH
  96. JAMES*
  97. DELILAH
  98. MABEL
  99. EMMETT*
  100. HADLEY

 

 

BOYS #babynames forboys

  1. ASHER
  2. DECLAN
  3. ATTICUS
  4. FINN
  5. OLIVER
  6. HENRY
  7. SILAS
  8. JASPER
  9. MILO
  10. JUDE
  11. EZRA
  12. EMMETT
  13. HARPER*
  14. LEO
  15. OWEN
  16. LEVI
  17. JAMES
  18. ROWAN*
  19. FELIX
  20. MILES
  21. SEBASTIAN
  22. LIAM
  23. SAWYER*
  24. JACK
  25. THEODORE
  26. BECKETT**
  27. WYATT**
  28. HUDSON
  29. EVELYN*
  30. KAI*
  31. ETHAN
  32. WILLIAM
  33. BENJAMIN
  34. SOREN**
  35. ELI
  36. CALEB
  37. FLYNN
  38. NOAH
  39. QUINN*
  40. JULIAN
  41. BODHI**
  42. ARCHER**
  43. OSCAR
  44. EVERETT
  45. ALEXANDER
  46. DJANGO
  47. AUGUST
  48. ANDREW
  49. JOSIAH
  50. DASHIELL
  51. ZACHARY
  52. CHRISTIAN
  53. KIERAN
  54. LUCA
  55. LUKE
  56. ELLIOT*
  57. CHARLIE*
  58. ELIJAH
  59. HUGO
  60. THOMAS
  61. RYDER
  62. ISAAC
  63. THEO
  64. JACOB
  65. RHYS
  66. LUCAS
  67. CALLUM
  68. ARTHUR
  69. GABRIEL
  70. SAMUEL
  71. ZANE
  72. NICO
  73. MICAH
  74. AVERY*
  75. DYLAN
  76. RYKER
  77. ROMAN
  78. NATHANIEL
  79. JACKSON
  80. GRAYSON
  81. GEORGE
  82. KNOX**
  83. RORY*
  84. RONAN*
  85. XAVIER
  86. DANIEL
  87. JOHN
  88. FINLEY*
  89. EMERSON*
  90. AIDEN
  91. HARRISON
  92. SIMON
  93. NOLAN
  94. CHARLES
  95. AXEL*
  96. TRISTAN
  97. ARLO
  98. BEAU
  99. JONAH
  100. MAX

If you thought the name Elsa was from the ice ages, think again! Elsa has cracked the top 100 baby names for the first time in history, currently sitting at #88.  Kristoff, Hans, and  Sven are also gaining popularity; though, Olaf, sadly, has only gone up by 4% since the Disney smash hit Frozen landed in theaters.

Of course celebrities will continue to inspire our choices of names. Kourtney Kardashian's Mason, Victoria and David Beckham's Harper and Gwen Stefani's Kingston have influenced many moms and dads. This year it's Simon Cowell’s Eric, and Game of Thrones's Arya. In fact, this month at Admiral Road, we have ARYA blankets coming out of our ears!

So, which names sit atop the world rankings halfway through 2014? Have a peek!

Girls

1.      Emily

2.      Isabella

3.      Olivia

4.      Amelia

5.      Sophie

6.      Isla

7.      Ella

8.      Chloe

9.      Jessica

10.  Lily

Boys

1.      Oliver

2.      Charlie

3.      Harry

4.      Noah

5.      Jack

6.      Joshua

7.      Thomas

8.      James

9.      Jacob

10.  William

High-tech Baby Naming

Baby foot by http://www.flickr.com/photos/limaoscarjuliet/149580816/

Need help naming your baby? There's an app for that.

For just 99 cents, your child can have the opportunity you never had: Picking his or her own name.  Kick to Pick randomly generates thousands of names, or let's you make a list of your favourites, then monitors your baby's movements to detect enthusism for the favourite.

According to the app's creator, Nathan Parks, "The idea for Kick to Pick came from a discussion about baby's choices and the fact they had no influence over the name they go onto keep for the rest of their lives."

So how does it work? Expectant moms need only lie down on their backs with their iPads/phones on their bellies and let junior do all the work (they do recommend switching to airplane mode first). The app moves through the list of names waiting for your baby to offer up an opinion. (If you don't like the suggestion, call it gas and try again.)

What do you think: Would you let your baby choose it's own name? Did you use any non-traditional methods to choose your child's name?

 

 

How to choose?

There are many reasons babies get the names they do. My first name, Mary, is from my Grandmother, and my middle name, Elizabeth, seems to be inspired by a variety of sources - my favourite being the street I was born on (though my father denies it). At Admiral Road, we see all sorts of unique names and name trends. This gives rise to one of my favourite things to do: Guess the trend.

While I can never be sure why anyone has chosen a name for their child, it seems reasonable that a sudden rise in a previously almost non-existent name has probably been inspired by some outside source – like a TV show. Case in point – Addison. Surely this girls’ name gained its massive popularity from the character on Grey’s Anatomy/Private Practice. And Cohen, a traditional Jewish last name, shows up almost weekly. I’m convinced this is after the character on the now off-the-air TV show, The O.C.

And then there are the perfectly nice names that you think would catch on, but don’t. Take Meredith from Grey’s Anatomy, or Marissa from The O.C. Who is to say why some things enter the collective sub-conscious while others remain on the sidelines?

Other celeb inspired trends: Lexie and George (Grey’s Anatomy), Ainsley (The West Wing), Sawyer (Lost), Blake (actress from Gossip Girl), Dexter (Dexter), and Danica (Indy driver/pin-up girl Danica Patrick). But my absolute favourites are twins Max and Ruby, and Will and Grace.

How did you choose your kid’s name?

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