The Victorian baby names which are making a big comeback in 2020
Choosing a name for your newborn is no easy task, and then there’s the middle name which you might also have to conjure something up for.
Whilst Samantha Faiers and her boyfriend Paul Knightley have chosen the more traditional monikers Rosie and Paul for their two children, there’s then Emmerdale star Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden who have gone down a different road, naming their three boys Buster, Bowie Grey and Ace Gene.
In 2020, names such as Ada, Bonnie and Hallie are said to be high-climbers on the popular list, and for boys Theodore, Louis and Frankie.
Yet it appears Victorian baby names are also making a comeback, with some interesting, vintage monikers on the list.
The Victorian era spanned from 1837 to 1901, during the reign of Queen Victoria and the time period boasts some sweet names, like Wallace, Theodore, Arthur, Leo, and Archie for the boys, and for girls Josephine, Helena, Rosie, Matilda, and Stella.
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The Victorian girls names which are back on-trend in 2020 are:
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The Victorian boys names back on-trend are:
The lists of boys and girls names making a comeback from the Victorian era boast monikers like Adelia, which is a name of Germanic origin, meaning nobility, and Fletcher; a boy’s name of English origin meaning arrow-maker.
There’s also the name Ottilie and its diminutive Ottiline on the list, which have rarely been seen since the 1980s. Blanche too, hasn’t been around for while, as a royal name common in France by the twelfth century which was then brought to England by the French wife of Henry I.
Baxter, a name coming back for the boys, is a name of English origin meaning baker and girls name Effie is an old-fashioned short form for Euphemia.
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A recent study also looked at some of the baby names banned around the world, as places such as Italy, France, Malaysia and New Zealand have the right to reject parents’ baby name choices and instead help them search for suitable alternatives.
Names on the list included Prince William; a French couple wanted to name their son Prince William but their request was denied by the court.
Ikea is also on the list of banned baby names; Huffington Post reports that "In the U.S., the name Ikea peaked in popularity in 1989, when 72 girls and nine boys were named Ikea. " But Sweden, the home of the furniture giant, has laws forbidding the name.
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