Can I buy a vowel or five please? Vowels may be greatly outnumbered in the English alphabet but they pack a pretty powerful punch when it comes to producing the perfect name for baby.
Girl or boy, we’ve found plenty of names starting with A, E, I, O, U and some even packed to the brim with them.
Whether they be short and sweet like Ava, Isla and Ura, or curl on the tongue such as Emilio, Ophelia and Ulyanna, they hold a certain kind of moniker magic.
There are those with biblical origins – Isaac, Immanuel and Eve – that have stood the test of time.
Then there are names such as Emily, Andrew and Anna that seem to make it onto almost every roll-call list because they are simply timeless.
Check out some of our favourites.
Alison (couldn’t help myself)
If you need more inspiration, check out 40 beautiful Italian baby names, from a country where names sound like a one-word poem – again probably thanks to glorious vowels.