Despite many of us having our heart set on our future baby names since we were small – when it comes down to it, choosing a moniker is no easy task.
Will they be able to spell it with ease? Will it suit their personality? Will there be 18 others(!) with the same name in their reception class? The questions are enough to leave us anxiety-ridden whilst panic-eating a large bowl of Cheerios.
Looking ahead to 2019, the trend for choosing comfortably familiar names, with or without a twist, is definitely going to continue. Famous youngsters are also helping some names spike in popularity (Luna and Harper, anyone?)
Check out the baby names expected to be all the rage next year…
Highly-anticipated baby names 2019:
Arlo is believed to be derived from the Anglo-Saxon for army, fortified, troops, war and mound or hill,’ thereby meaning ‘fortified hill.’ Arlo is currently the 42nd most popular baby boys name having risen 609 places since 2007.
The name Aoife is of Irish Gaelic origin meaning “beautiful, radiant”. Several different heroines in Irish legends had this name and in one story, she was the world’s fiercest woman warrior.
Up 104 places since 2007, he name Austin first appeared in England in the Middle Ages from the Latin Augustine, meaning magic dignity, or venerable.
The name Aurora is of Latin origin meaning dawn. Aurora, the poetic name of the Roman goddess of sunrise whose tears turned into the morning dew, this name will make any girl feel like a princess. Aurora is also associated with the scientific term for the Northern Lights.
The name Dexter is of ancient Greek origin. It derives from the Greek word “dexiteros”, a poetic form of the word “dexios”, meaning right-handed, fortunate and skilled. This name might have risen to popularity due to the popular American TV series, Dexter, about a serial killer – charming.