So we’ve seen the best and worst of the celebrity baby name choices, but what about us mere mortals? Maybe you have a little bundle on the way and are looking for inspiration or you may be hoping that your little one’s name hasn’t made it on to the ‘least popular’ list – either way we have them here, hot off the press, Britain’s most and least favoured names for 2012:
Statistics gathered by Britain’s most popular baby-naming website have found that Ethan and Eva are the top two names for newborns in 2012 in a list dominated by old-fashioned and traditional names.
BabyNames.co.uk found that boys’ names such as Oliver, Charlie and Jack continued to dominate parental choices throughout the year, as did the ever-popular Amelia, Alice and Ella for girls.
The bottom end of the list sees the recent rush for unusual names finally coming to an end, with the likes of Gracie-Mai, Charlee, Truman and Trent falling out of fashion.
Top twenty on the BabyNames.co.uk website for 2012
Least popular names for 2012