These unusual baby names are tipped to be very popular this year 3 years ago

These unusual baby names are tipped to be very popular this year

If you're about to have a child (or know somebody who's expecting) and are yet to decide on a name, the following list might be of interest to you.

According to parenting advice forum Netmums, these specific names are tipped to be very popular for babies this year.

And, to be honest, they're not quite what we were expecting.

A lot of the names are lovely, and we're sure they'd suit a load of babies around the country, but we definitely aren't too familiar with most of them.

Baby names

The names that Netmums are saying will gain increasing popularity for 2017 are:

  • Thea
  • Quinn
  • River
  • Aria
  • Arlo
  • Willow
  • Otis
  • Sylvie
  • Milo
  • Emilia
  • Theodore
  • Hettie
  • Grayson
  • Nora
  • King
  • Nova
  • Mason
  • Layla
  • Fox
  • Maya

and finally, Axl.

An interesting bunch, it's safe to say.

Many of the names are gender neutral, which is handy if you're leaving your baby's gender as a surprise for the big day.

So what d'you think - do any of these take your fancy?