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9 Hot Baby Name Trends of 2015

Hot Baby Name Trends of 2015If you’re having a baby soon, you might be pushing through the sometimes-arduous task of choosing a baby name. Many people know exactly what they plan to name their child. Maybe they have a significant relative to name the baby after, or maybe they’ve just been thinking about a name for a long time.

Many people, however, don’t have a clue, so they have to look all around for inspiration. Belly Ballot is a great site to browse all sorts of baby names that divided into convenient categories.  The break down lists by popularity, ethnic origin and into fun groups like “Heroic Names,” “Aristocratic Names,” and “Last Names for First Names.”

2015 has showed so far that parents are becoming more adventurous and looking for names that set their children apart from the crowd. Here are some of the newest trends.

1. Bold, defining names – These names are loud and grand and make a clear statement. Some of them include Royal, Noble, Saint, Rowdy, Sage, Breaker, and Titan. Many celebrities are doing this.

2. Colorful names – Some parents are opting to name their kids after colors and hues, like Azure, Violet, Mauve, Lilac, Lavender, Magenta, Scarlett, and Crimson. Some of these names are actually throwbacks that are becoming more popular.

3. Ethnic names – Names that are significant to a person’s ethnicity isn’t new, but the number of them have been rising, especially in the Scottish and Celtic groups. Names like Flora, Fiona, Greer, Isla, Duncan and Lachlan have been popular.

4. Character-inspired names – These are names that come from popular fictional characters from TV and movies. Some examples include Piper, Sky, Elsa, Anna, Anastasia, Jay, Milo, Lisbeth, and Vito.

5. Food-inspired names – This is an interesting category! Some foody names that have been going around Kale, Clementine, Apple, and Juniper.

6. Boys taking back unisex names – In the past, when a unisex name becomes popular among girls, parents tend to disqualify it for boys. For example, Leslie was a unisex name at one point, but it swayed toward girls. That’s happening in reverse now and we’re seeing boys named Casey, Carey, Darian, Elisha, Jamie, Jordan, Loren, Rory, Tatum and Kelly.

7. Short, simple names – This is a trend that’s migrating from Europe. We’re seeing more kids with names like Tess, Lia, Lou, Jack, Leon, Max, Finn, Ida, and Ben. These names are usually not short for anything; they’re that simple.

8. Southern-style names – A lot of baby names are coming inspired from the southern U.S., where names like August, Carolina, Georgia, Dune, Tennessee, and June are popular.

9. O-at-the-end names – Lots of boy names end with a vowel (usually an O), but that trend is coming to girls’ names too. Lately there has been a rise in names like Marlow, Margot, Monroe, Willow, Juno, and Shiloh.

safe sleep solutionWritten by Joanna von Yurt, Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant and Co-Founder and CEO of Swanling Innovations Inc.

Joanna von Yurt is the mother of three intelligent, sensitive, and compassionate girls (who all want to be mommies when they grow up). She is first AND foremost a mom! Professionally, however, she is an accountant, controller and serial entrepreneur.

Joanna has a degree in Psychology from Harvard University with an emphasis in child psychology. She worked as an infant caregiver for 12 years and interned as a Child Life Specialist, family/social therapist, and assisted in clinical studies involving children’s personality and social psychology. Joanna is a Certified Sudden Infant Death (SIDS) Prevention Professionals, Safe Sleep Educator, Member of the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants, Member of the National Sleep Foundation, and Member of the Canadian Sleep Society.

Joanna has a lifelong passion for childcare and child safety. She enjoys sharing her experiences with other parents about sleep routines, attachment parenting, safe sleep guidelines, and children’s natural sleep patterns. Her company, Swanling Innovations, is committed to producing modern, safe and innovative products that meet the expectations of discerning parents. The Slumber Sleeper™ is a 4-in 1 safe sleep solution (mattress protector, flat sheet, fitted sheet and sleep sack all in one) designed to help keep your baby safe, warm and centered.

Joanna always says that a well-rested child and well-rested parents add up to a happy family!

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