20 'Marmite' baby names which people either love or hate 1 week ago

20 'Marmite' baby names which people either love or hate

Would you pick any of these?

Settling on a name for your bundle can be tough.

Whatever name you pick has to be popular, but not so popular that they will be sharing the name with half of their eventual class at school.

It has to be unique, but not too unique. And, understandably, you'd want it to sound perfect with your surname.

It is, like we said, quite tricky.

And while there's still a few weeks to go until the end of 2019, there are already some baby-naming trends emerging for next year.

Little baby boy sitting in his stroller wearing warm clothing.

Like 'Marmite' names, which more than two thirds of parents admit to have shortlisting when trying to find the perfect name for their bundle.

But what is a 'marmite' name? It is one that people love or hate -much like the spread itself.

A study conducted by ChannelMum found that almost half of parents have been criticised about their baby name's choice.

And while the names may be divisive, 94 per cent of parents go on to use the 'marmite' names that they love.

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and a name which delights one person won’t work for another," Channel Mum's baby naming expert SJ Strum said. “The days of having a few safe – and dull – baby names to choose from are long gone. There are over 60,000 baby names in use in the UK and this number is ballooning year-on-year as parents seek unique monikers, so it’s likely even more names will be added to the Marmite list.

“But the best name rule is if you love it, go for it, but do check that the child’s full name initials don’t spell something silly, and, of course make sure it won’t open up your child to ridicule.”

As for what the marmite names are?

Boys

  • Jaxon / Jaxxon
  • Felix
  • Harrison
  • Oscar
  • Alfie
  • Henry
  • Leonard
  • Fox
  • Eden
  • Mackenzie

Girls

  • Chloe
  • Lola
  • Stella
  • Winter
  • Margot
  • Agnes
  • Megan / Meghan
  • Scarlett
  • Emmie
  • Olive