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Baby Names – Traditional, Popular and Unusual

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baby names ideaChoosing a baby name can be an overwhelming experience when there is so much choice out there and always having to bear in mind that the name you choose will stay with your child for the rest of their life. Long gone are the days when inspiration could only be plucked from books, we now have an abundance of ideas on the internet, Pinterest, TV shows and in news articles which really does making choosing that perfect baby name all the more difficult! Whether you want a traditional, popular or unusual name you’ll almost always find that there is an origin or story behind the name that can really help you make the difficult decision. We’ve put together some traditional, the most popular and unusual baby names for 2015 to give you some food for thought!


Traditional baby names may not be the most exciting but they are some of the most reliable and ones which are used all over the world, a name that will never seem odd or unusual whatever the year we’re in!

Baby Boys:

  • Albert
  • Ernest
  • Andrew
  • Charles
  • Russell

Baby Girls:

  • Alice
  • Charlotte
  • Isabel
  • Jane
  • Katherine


Popular baby names are constantly changing as new trends come into play and as particular royal or celebrity baby births happen throughout the year. They might be popular at the year of birth but will they still be so reliable in years to come? These are some of the most popular baby names in the UK in 2015.

Baby Boys:

  • Oliver
  • Jack
  • Harry
  • Jacob

Baby Girls:

  • Amelia
  • Olivia
  • Isla
  • Emily


Then we get to the down right unusual and quirky names that really stand out from the crowd. This year has seen baby name inspiration taken from characters in the TV programme Game Of Thrones with names such as Arya, Khaleesi and Tyrion. Love it or hate it we are seeing more babies named after TV characters and celebrity babies as the years go by.

Baby Boys:

  • Hershey
  • Darko
  • Guru
  • Rocko
  • Walden

Baby Girls:

  • Amore
  • Harpa
  • Melrose
  • Pixie
  • Sea

Amidst the sea of baby names we’ve barely scratched the surface of the baby names you could name your future child, but by working out what category you want your baby name to fall in it will make your life much easier! But whatever name you choose for your child, every name is unique and individual in its own way and could one day make its way onto one of these lists! Do you prefer traditional baby names or would you give your baby a rare name? Do comment below or let us know on our Facebook page or Twitter!