AUTUMN is just around the corner and if you are having a baby, you might want to take inspiration from this beautiful time of year.
There are a number of autumnal monikers that could be the perfect fit for your son or daughter – including Sapphire and Blair.
Baby names often surge in popularity depending on the season, so September could see a rise in youngsters themed on autumn.
Nameberry has rounded up some sweet choices for new parents.
Topping the list for autumn-themed girls are Aurelia, Juniper, Hazel and Laurel.
Meanwhile, for boys, popular choices include Hunter, Phoenix and Briar.
TOP 12 AUTUMN BABY NAMES FOR GIRLS
TOP 12 AUTUMN BABY NAMES FOR BOYS
Perhaps you want to take inspiration from September birth flower and stones.
Aster and Sapphire also feature in the shortlist for autumnal baby names and could be an unusual choice.
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Meanwhile Rory is a unisex name that means “red king” in Irish Gaelic and many associate with the vibrant season.
Last week, the top UK baby names for last year have officially been revealed – and it seems TV show Peaky Blinders could have had an influence on parents’ choices.
While Oliver and Olivia are still the most popular, there were a few surprises in the top 100 boys and girls names from 2018, with Grayson, Delilah and Tobias appearing for the first time.
WHY ARE OLIVER AND OLIVIA SO POPULAR?
ChannelMum.com’s baby name expert SJ Strum said: “The biggest baby name trend is ‘matching pairs’, where parents pick out a single name while pregnant which works for both a boy or a girl.
“It explains why Oliver and Olivia have held the top spot for so alongside Charlie and Charlotte which are also wedged in the top 20.
“But they now look set to be toppled by fresher, cooler names matching pairs preferred by parents under 30.
“Theo and Thea is another new top pick, at 59 for girls and 19 for boys, with Theodore at 29.
“Freya and Freddie and holding firm, up at 18 for both boys and girls, while Ada – the matching pair for ever-popular Adam – is a fast riser for girls jumping 49 places to 65.”
Oliver has been the number one choice for boys for the last six years, but could we could see a new moniker take over in a year’s time?
Meanwhile, Olivia is still going strong for girls and was top for a second year in a row, according to a report released today from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
ONS statistician Nick Stripe said: “Oliver and Olivia remained the most popular baby names in 2018, although there are the first signs that Oliver’s six-year reign as the number one name for boys is under threat.
“Arthur surged into the top 10 boys’ names for the first time since the 1920s, and Ada jumped into the girls’ top 100 for the first time in a century too, both perhaps inspired by characters in the BBC TV drama Peaky Blinders.”
And we recently revealed people with these 20 names are said to be the happiest.
Plus, baby names inspired by shoes are set to be popular in 2019.