After you’ve been for your Manchester Baby Scan and bonded with your little bump the urge to find the correct name can become even stronger. Choosing children’s names can be difficult as that age-old adage of finding out how many people you dislike becomes true as you chalk names off the list. However, if you are struggling, the top names for boys and girls has just been released by the Office of National Statistics. Also, if you’re not a fan of popular names, check out the interactive tool here. We’d love to know some of your fewer known names.
Top Girls’ names
Top Boys’ names
Olivia and Oliver have cemented their top spots and have seen the likes of Ameila, Leo, Florence and Teddy join them near the top. However, popular names from a few years ago such as Alfie, Grace, Thomas and Megan have seen a significant downturn. If your name or name of choice isn’t on the list let us know on Facebook how rare your name is!