In the latest instalment of Interesting Deep-Dives By Marketing-Savvy Companies, a flower business has had a red hot crack at predicting the baby names that will be top of the pops next year.
The best names for 2020 babies
Bloom & Wild has “looked at the percentage increases of certain names over the past decade using the Office for National Statistic’s baby name data,” MetroUK reports, noting that celebrity-inspired baby names are leading the charge.
Bloom & Wild say it’s not only celebrity names that are influencing what parents are naming their bubs. There’s lots of nods to TV and film characters and flowers among the 2020 winners.
“Expect to see lots of newborns named Eve, Billie, Archie, Edward, Meghan, Ariana and Ivy in the coming year,” they say.
“Floral names are back in vogue for girls – with Ivy and Willow appearing in the botanical-inspired list of names.”
Our favourite smalls screen heroes and villains are making their mark.
“Peaky Blinders and Game of Thrones inspired the top girls’ and boys’ names, showing how TV continues to encapsulate the minds of prospective parents,” Bloom & Wild say on their website. “Baby name inspiration is also being drawn from celebrities such as Emilia Clarke and Maisie Williams.”
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Other names on the 2020 popularity list:
Archie – inspired by the newest royal baby, Archie Harrison.
Eve – with parents taking inspiration from BBC hit Killing Eve.
Meghan – nicked from new mum the Duchess of Sussex.
Billie – thanks to pop phenomenon Billie Eilish.
Ariana – inspired by another pop princess, Ariana Grandé.
Other notable contenders for 2020 babies are broken down into a few helpful categories. Bloom & Wild released the following lists:
Top 5 floral girl names
While these names are pretty and already popular, they also signal a trend in botanical names.
“We think rarer choices like this will continue to grow in popularity over the next few years,” Marisa Thomas, Head of Brand at Bloom & Wild predicts.
Top 5 TV and film names for boys
The top two names on this list are super traditional, but also happen to be lead characters in Peaky Blinders. #ShelbyBrothers
Top 5 TV and film names for girls
Ada is another Peaky Blinders character, Nancy features in Stranger Things and Isabel (close enough!) in 2016 film and bestselling book The Light Between Oceans as well as Downton Abbey.
Top 5 celeb-inspired names for girls
A little bit of Beckham, a little bit of Bobbie Brown and a little bit of Lowe in there (which can’t be a bad thing!)