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With so many baby names to choose from, selecting one that’s a perfect fit for your little bundle of joy can be a daunting task.
Do you veer more towards trendy or traditional? Or name your little one after a celebrity or character from a cult movie classic? The possibilities are endless.
And now parenting website Mumsnet has revealed that whichever option you finally opt for they will probably fit into one of 13 distinct baby name ‘tribes’.
Analysing 4,000 threads and 170,000 posts on their platform recently that related to baby names, and grouped them into the following baby name tribes:
- Divinely inspired, with most popular names including Mary, Joseph, Isaac and Noah
- Grandparent chic, with most popular names including Dorothy, Wilfred, Ava, Alfie and Evelyn
- Royal babies, with most popular names including George, William, Elizabeth and Victoria
- Shortened and sweet, with most popular names including Ben, Katie, Charlie, Theo and Teddie
- Tried, trusted traditionalists, with most popular names including Olivia, John, Jack, James and Oliver
- Cautious Celts, with most popular names including Rory, Angus, Siobhan and Caoimhe
- Disney divas, with most popular names including Elsa, Aurora and Belle
- Hidden gems, with most popular names including Ruby and Jade.
- Old schoolers, with most popular names including Sharon, Sarah, Claire, Paul and Keith
- Last names first, a boys-dominated list with most popular names including Hunter, Tyler and Taylor
- Super moderns, with most popular names including Bear, Jaxon, Leilani and Canary
- Classy classicists, with most popular name including Ptolemy, Persephone, Aristotle and Atlas
- Flower power, with most popular names including Rose, Violet, Lily, Ivy and Daisy
Commenting, Mumsnet founder and CEO Justine Roberts said: ‘Parents searching for a baby name usually have an idea of the kind of name they’d like, and often they will search within their ‘tribe’ looking for that sweet spot: a name that has good associations, is personally meaningful for them, and is a little bit unusual without being completely off-the-wall.
‘Knowing which names tend to be associated with your ‘tribe’ could be a shortcut to finding a name that’s just the job.’