THERE are 13 baby name “tribes” mums fall into, according to new research.
And interestingly for expectant parents, finding your category could help you decide on a moniker for your little one.
As Mumsnet explains, parents on its baby names boards often suggest a name and ask: “If I like this, what else will I like?”
With this in mind, the website’s data science team used statistical textual analysis techniques to help mums-to-be figure the answer out.
The aim is to help parents discover a name they’d never thought of – but actually love.
The tribes range from “grandparent chic” to “flower power”, “Disney divas” and “old schoolers”.
The 13 baby name tribes
- Flower power: A girls-only list. The most popular names include Rose, Violet, Lily, Ivy and Daisy
- Divinely inspired: Most popular names include Mary, Joseph, Isaac and Noah
- Grandparent chic: Most popular names include Dorothy, Wilfred, Ava, Alfie and Evelyn
- Royal babies: Most popular names include George, William, Elizabeth and Victoria
- Shortened and sweet: Most popular names include Ben, Katie, Charlie, Theo and Teddie
- Tried, trusted traditionalists: Most popular names include Olivia, John, Jack, James and Oliver
- Cautious Celts: Most popular names include Rory, Angus, Siobhan and Caoimhe
- Disney divas: Most popular names include Elsa, Aurora and Belle
- Hidden gems: Most popular names include including Ruby and Jade.
- Old schoolers: Most popular names include Sharon, Sarah, Claire, Paul and Keith
- Last names first: A boys-dominated list. Most popular names include Hunter, Tyler and Taylor
- Super moderns: Most popular names include Bear, Jaxon, Leilani and Canary
- Classy classicists: Most popular names include Ptolemy, Persephone, Aristotle and Atlas
The “royal babies” list includes George, William, Elizabeth and Victoria.
Kate Middleton and Prince William were clearly bang on the money when they named their first child, Prince George.
Cheryl and Liam Payne fall into the “super moderns” category, which features their son Bear’s moniker.
Other modern options are Jaxon, Leilani and Canary.
“Classy classicists” may like Ptolemy, Aristotle or Atlas, while “old schoolers” could opt for Sharon or Keith.
Then there are the “Disney divas” – with Elsa, Aurora and Belle being recommended – and “grandparent chic”.
Ava, Alfie and Evelyn all fall into this tribe.
So, do any of them take your fancy?
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