Baby names in 2018 will be heavily influenced by pop culture, celebrities and old school yesteryear charm.
Traditional names from by-gone eras have made a huge come-back in the last five years or so and that won’t change with the recent Royal fuss. 2018 will also see a rise in the more obscure, proving popular the world’s intent on naming your child something that’s absolutely ridiculous.READ MORE What’s Inside Your Labour Bag?
TV Shows like Game of Thrones, Vikings, Supernatural and Nashville have made a huge impact on baby names. As have many bands and celebrity baby name choices. So; here’s our list of ‘Uber Cool’ and somewhat stupid baby names for both boys and girls for the coming year.
Baby Girl NamesTrending in 2018
Alice is a German Nobility name, and is also the French form of the name ‘Adelaide’.
Famous characters called Alice: Alice Cullen of the Twilight Saga
Also ‘Alice in Wonderland’, a children’s book where the main character does magic mushrooms and talks to a disappearing cat. Perfect name if you think your child might enjoy elicit drugs.
A ‘Game of Thrones’ name which means ‘Wise and of noble character’. It’s a great name for those little girls who would kick your arse and aren’t afraid of dragons, monsters or the dark. Fierce. May stab you in your sleep.
An English given name, derived from the Germanic given name ‘Alberic’, which means “Fair Ruler of the Little People”.
Aubrey kinda sounds like a stuffy Englishman drinking warm beer with a too-tight singlet top.
Derived from the Latin word meaning “Fall” or “Autumn”. It has been ranked among the top 100 names for girls in the United States and we can understand why. However, you have to consider that she’ll often be told to make like a tree and leave. Your call though.
A Celtic baby name, meaning strong, more commonly associated with Game of Thrones’ fierce and brave Lady Brienne of Tarth. It is a strong name inferring independence, strength and commands respect. The Game of Thrones character also looks a bit masculine; so could be a good baby name for your little girl who is often mistaken for a little boy.
An English word meaning “Rhythm and flow.” Ludacris and wife, Eudoxie named their daughter, Cadence. It’s also one of those names that lends itself to ridiculous spelling. You can swap out the C for a K, just so your child enjoys having their name misspelt their entire lives.
A Greek baby name, which means ‘Bay or Lauren Tree’.
Famous characters and persons named Daphne: Daphne du Maurier, a British author; Daphne Blake in Scooby-Doo and Daphne Moon in Frasier.
Cool name if your daughter enjoys anxiety ridden dogs and stoner mates who always have the munchies.
A Hebrew baby name, meaning ‘Avenged, judged and vindicated’.
Famous character: When Tina Belcher becomes Dina in ‘Bob’s Burgers.’
Also Lindsay Lohan’s mothers name and we all know how that turned out. #parentingfail
From the Hebrew Elisheba, meaning either oath of God, or God is satisfaction. Uber tradtional and beautifully feminine.
Royal baby names will be HUGE in 2018 with the arrival of a new Royal Baby and a Royal Wedding!
The Queen is bomb AF, so I’m down for naming your baby Elizabeth.
Derived from French Esmé which means ‘loved’. The name became popular with Esme Cullen, the matriarch of the Olympic coven of the Twilight Saga. And remember Esme from ‘A Country Practice’?
If you do remember ‘A Country Practice’ you’ll recall that Esme was a gossiping old busy body. Could be a good name for nosey daughters I guess.
Originally, a last name meaning someone who plays the harp. Victoria and David Beckham’s daughter is named Harper. Has angelic like associations though, so if you have a devil child this probably ain’t the baby name for you.
An English surname with Anglo-Saxon origins derived from a place name meaning ‘A pile of rocks or stones’.
Famous Harlows are reality TV star Nicole Richie’s daughter, Harlow, and American actress Jean Harlow.
Harlow is also associated with the modern day ‘wanna be’ hippie. The parents of this child eat gluten free, organic, gmo free and pesticide free products, but still get their take-away chai latte in a cup that isn’t biodegradable.
An English baby name, that means ‘A nut-bearing shrub’.. Okay……..
Famous character named Hazel: Hazel Grace Lancaster, played by Shailene Woodley in The Fault in Our Stars.
It’s also the name of every Nanna who forgets to put their teeth in of a morning.
A Greek baby name, meaning ‘Poor, pure, and chaste’.
Famous character named Inez: Little Inez played by Shahadi Wright Joseph in Hairspray and Hairspray Live!
A variation of Isabel and Elizabeth, meaning “Devoted to God” in Hebrew. Isabella is often shortened to Bella which is also a gorgeous variation if you love this name.
Famous character named Isabella: Isabella Garcia-Shapiro from Disney’s Phineas and Ferb
Cute little dark haired baby girl’s name who may develop an obsessive crush on the neighbour’s son.