You're going to see a lot of these 'rare' baby names in 2018 1 month ago

You're going to see a lot of these 'rare' baby names in 2018

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Yesterday, we learned that Finn is set to be one of the most popular male names this year but there are other less-known monikers likely to take centre stage too.

You may recognise some of the below names from TV shows, books etc and parents are now looking further than traditional baby name books to name their offspring.

Laura Wattenberg, author and baby name expert, has shared her insights on what 'rare' baby names are going to become widely used in 2018.

Although these names relate to research from the United States, we're sure that it won't be long before the same names become more prevalent here.

Laura, founder of Baby Name Wizard, explained that every year there are 100 baby names "given to 100 American boys or girls for the first time ever" and she refers to this as the '100 club'.

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You can check out the top 100 over on Laura's website and we have featured some of them below.

Bowie - David Bowie, the legendary singer.


Finnick - a character from The Hunger Games.

Ripley - remember the heroine from the Alien films?

Daenerys - Game of Thrones, of course.

Lyanna - Also GOT...

Calder - "a new generation-er name"

Linkin - tribute to the band Linkin Park

Ivanka - Ivanka Trump, daughter of Donald Trump