Popular names for 2015 are already beginning to pop up in the US and as we all know, we’re never very far behind in these naming trends.
Could one of these be the name you choose for a new arrival next year? Predictions say they may well be!
Names ending in ‘bella’ for girls are on the rise with the likes of popular choices Isabella and Arabella being joined by Rosabella and Mirabella for next year. For the boys there is set to be a rise in the use of ‘ett’ at the end of names such as Bennett, Beckett or Averett.
Colour names are also set to be huge with the popular likes of Violet and Scarlett taking a backseat to more unusual choices such as Indigo, Azure, Lavender and Cerulean.
Food names are set to make a wave in the baby name spectrum next year with the most popular expected to be...yes, you guessed it: Kale! Keeping it green, Romaine and Lettice also make an appearance.
Traditional names are also making a re-emergence with Downton Abbey to thank for the likes of Ethel, Sybil, Cora, Lavender, Edith remaining popular. These will be joined on the list by newcomers Hazel and Gus – inspired by this year’s The Fault in Our Stars. Hazel was also made popular after actress Emily Blunt and John Krasinski named their daughter the pretty moniker.
Names featuring ‘X’ in the middle will also make an impact on baby names lists next year with Pixie, Roxanna, Dexter, Jaxon and Lennox becoming popular.
Do you think any of these names could feature on your baby name list next year?