Brits Love Royalty When It Comes To Naming Babies
Trends for the most popular baby names for each year are often inspired by celebrity and popular culture. With this in mind, We at Coral have compiled the top lists to see what currently impacts these choices. It was no surprise that one of the biggest influences for new parents is characters from the masters of childhood enchantment – Disney Studios. You may, however, be surprised to hear that another world famous establishment takes the lead over Disney inspired names, the British Royal Family!
With Harry a consistently popular name for boys, and Charlotte climbing the ranks for girls, one thing is for certain, the British public love royalty! With several out of the 100 most popular baby names featuring either Disney or real-life royal’s names – many of our nation’s newest bundles of joy are set to be baby princes and princesses. Check out our predictions and odds and see if your guess is on the list from our Sportsbook!
Research from Bounty showed that 5 out of the top 100 girls names are shared with beloved Disney heroines, from classics such as Alice, to the more unusual Aurora and Jasmine. As Disney continues their trend of creating live-action remakes from their animated archives, we could expect to see Jasmine climb the ranks, or perhaps a new generation of little Ariels, or even Nalas for 2019!
Royal names topped these stats with 6 out of 100. Elizabeth and Victoria remain traditional favourites as the longest reigning British monarchs in history. Princess inspired Charlotte, Katie, and Beatrice also feature. As of yet, Meghan has not risen over the past couple of years, but this could be set to change as the Duchess Of Sussex is expecting her first child with Prince Harry this year.
Should the new royal baby be a girl, the name they choose will likely influence the list too, with the possible presence of any middle names the Royals opt for.
Here are our top 100 list of girls names:
As far as boys names are concerned, Disney movies have less impact. Sebastian and Arthur have a Disney presence, but no lead character names from the studio’s recent movie archive make a showing. This could be because Disney has factored the massive popularity of their heroines into their choice of releases or perhaps that many of their male lead characters have very culturally specific names from around the world. Or maybe we’re just less likely to name our babies after a cute animal character instead of a human one?
The Royal influence, however, is strong with 5 out of 100. Harry topped the possible choices, coming second on our list, followed by Edward ranking at 31. Despite the nation’s love of both Disney, and Royal names, the one boy’s name to cross-over both categories did not feature at all -neither the real or fictional Prince Phillip has had any effect on the popularity of their shared name!
If the royal baby is male, and Harry decides to honor his grandfather by naming him Phillip, this name could still make a comeback!
Here are our top 100 list of boys names:
As Meghan nears her due date for the latest royal baby to join the Windsor clan, the question of the gender and name are a hot topic of debate for both the public and the press. To add to the fun, Coral have compiled the predictions for the top 50 baby names for 2019, with Harry and Meghan’s choices in mind. Will the couple follow the traditional route in the footsteps of Will and Kate by choosing from the list of past royals? Will they choose the public’s favourite bet, by deciding to honour the late Princess Diana, or perhaps Meghan will want to pick the name of a close family member of her own?
As Harry and Meghan are considered the most modern thinking of the young royals generation, it is possible they will choose a more American name for their firstborn as a symbol of Meghan’s nationality, or something wholly unpredictable!