This baby name trend is growing in popularity... again 5 years ago

This baby name trend is growing in popularity... again

Choosing a name for your child is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. There’s the desire to pick something that has a personal meaning but that sounds good and is also a bit different.

This has led to a growing number of women using their own maiden names as a first name for their new arrival. While it's not exactly a new trend, it is happening more in recent months.

Most women opt to change their names when they get married therefore it’s a nice way to mark that side of the family and their heritage.

Also, chances are there will be very few other kids with that as their first name… the only problem can be how it sounds with the family surname.

Author of The Baby Name Wizard, Laura Wattenberg, told The Huffington Post: "Whether or not the parents change their names at marriage, there's a feeling that you want both families to be represented equally in the kids' names."

Here are just a few examples of the types of names we’re talking about (a lot of them are inspired by those in the spotlight)…

Jackson

Harper

Cooper

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Spencer

Devlin

Easton

Finley

Parker

Smith

Cassidy

Elliott

Logan

Flynn

Sullivan

While I do like this idea, I’m not sure McKnight would really work for my mini me, but perhaps I could shorten it to Knight?