Brian, Cliff and Patricia tipped to be popular baby names in 2019 thanks to ‘70s revival
1st January 2019

Well, parenting site Baby Centre has rounded up a list of what they think will be parents' favourite monikers over the coming year – and it looks like TV, travel and the '70s have been a huge influence.

'70s classics

While 2018 saw a rise in '80s names, expect to see some retro '70s monikers next year.

According to Baby Centre, last year saw a huge surge of registrations for the name Brian and Patricia.

In fact, Christine and Frank Lampard welcomed their daughter, Patricia Lampard in September.

This year, look out for:

  • Brian
  • Barry
  • Patricia
  • Cliff
  • Christine
  • Susan

Box sets and TV shows

Game of Thrones is expected to have a huge impact on baby names next year, while other adult shows including Bodyguard and Killing Eve are also thought to influence choices.

Names could include:

  • Aria/Arya
  • Sansa
  • Tyrion
  • Jon
  • Dany
  • Julia
  • David
  • Eve
  • Villanelle
  • Oksana

Cartoons and animations

Children's cartoons seem to have played a huge part in next year's predictions, with Peter Rabbit, Paw Patrol and Hey Duggee all set to influence parents.

And with the sequel set for release in November, names from the ever-popular Disney film Frozen are expected to top the charts, too.

In fact, Baby Centre think Olaf and Kristoff could become popular.

Here are the names we can expect to see:

  • Peter
  • Beatrix
  • Jemima
  • Ryder
  • Chase
  • Marshall
  • Rocky
  • Roly
  • Duggee
  • Anna
  • Elsa
  • Elsie
  • Olaf
  • Kristoff
Names from Frozen are also expected to surge


Baby Centre have predicted a surge of names inspired by places.

India has always been popular, but next year, there could be an increase in other quirky names, such as:

  • Cairo
  • Dallas
  • Israel

We wonder if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be inspired by any of these…

Earlier this week, we told you about the mum who was horrified as Christmas must-have Luvabella doll ‘turns into a DEMON’ after malfunctioning.

We also revealed mum gives birth to record-breaking 14lb 13oz baby boy – and says ‘nobody’ expected tot to be so big.

And we told you about the mum who asks if it’s OK to let her 11-year-old daughter wear makeup.

Source: Read Full Article