Tuesday 6 December 2016

20 of the poshest baby names on the planet

Published 19/08/2016 | 09:47

The website surveyed their users and published a list of 20 baby names which are especially posh
The website surveyed their users and published a list of 20 baby names which are especially posh

Choosing the right name for your sprog is a tough slog. While it can be nice to stray away from the list of Ireland’s most popular baby names, plucking an unusual name can have its downsides as well.

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While Jack and Emily remain Ireland’s most popular baby monikers, a new list compiled by the users of popular parenting website Mumsnet.com suggests the names you might consider if you want to bestow a dose of notions on your little one straight out of the womb.

The website surveyed their users and published a list of 20 baby names which are especially posh, with Horace, Hector and Millicent topping the charts.

Certainly, baby Merville, Crispin and Lucious would feel right at home at afternoon tea, but perhaps not in an Irish classroom.

John and Mary were the most popular names in Ireland 1964
John and Mary were the most popular names in Ireland 1964

Meanwhile, more than 750 Jacks were welcomed by happy parents in Ireland in 2015 while Emily reclaimed the top spot on the list as the most popular female name with 626 tots registered last year.

James, Daniel, Conor and Sean remain amongst the five most popular baby boy names in 2015, where they have placed since 2007 while Emma, Ava, Sophie and Amelia were the most frequently chosen names for baby girls last year.

The figures revealed that the name George entered the top 100 list of most popular names for the first time last year, rising 13 places over the course of 12 months, perhaps inspired by the growing Prince across the water.

Annabelle, Mila and Rosie were also first time entrants in the list of the top 100 female names registered in Ireland in 2015.

The figures compiled by the CSO also displayed that Irish parents may be becoming more influenced by celebrity culture when it comes to naming their little one as babies named Mila, Zayn, Kim, Dakota and Romeo were registered in Ireland in 2015.

Some of the more unusual baby names registered last year included Paris, Nelly, Pixie, Barra, Gus and Otis.

Jack and Emily are the most popular baby names in Ireland
Jack and Emily are the most popular baby names in Ireland

 

Top 20 poshest baby names

Horace

Hector

Millicent

Django

Merlin

Tristan

Inigo

Tybalt

Cosmo

Merville

Algernon

Araminta

Jago

Lucious

Mungo

Crispin

Cuthbert

Octavia

Tuppence

Otterly

 

Top 20 boys' names in Ireland in 2015

Jack

James

Daniel

Conor

Sean

Adam

Noah

Michael

Charlie

Luke

Thomas

Oisin

Alex

Cian

Harry

Patrick

Dylan

Ryan

Fionn

Liam

 

Top 20 girls' names in Ireland in 2015

Emily

Emma

Ava

Sophie

Amelia

Ella

Lucy

Grace Chloe

Mia

Lily

Hannah

Aoife

Anna

Olivia

Sarah

Kate

Saoirse

Lauren

Caoimhe

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