Most Popular Baby Names For 2018 (Stormi Isn't On The List...)

Most Popular Baby Names For 2018

Kim and Kanye went with North and Chicago, Kourtney and Scott plumped for Reign, and now Kylie and Travis have a little Stormi.

Don't worry, I'm not about to lay into the Kardashians for their, um, unconventional choice of baby names. We've all heard the are-they-all-named-after-a-weather-report jokes – but it seems those aren't the only unusual monikers we could get used to hearing this year.

According to Metro, some pretty quirky names will also be big in 2018.

But if Kylie is in need of inspiration, or anyone other than the Kardashian-Jenners happens to be having a baby, send thanks to NetMums for bringing us some inspiration. The parenting website has put together a list of baby names they reckon will be BIG in 2018. Some things to note: The gender neutral name trend is still going strong, with Henley, Dalston, and River making an appearance, while royal inspired names continue to be popular.

And here's the full list from Netmums:

Hettie
Quinn
River
Aria
Arlo
Willow
Otis
Sylvie
Milo
Emilia
Theodore
Grayson
Nora
King
Nova
Mason
Layla
Fox
Maya
Axl
Thea
Marcel
Lola
Henley
Rex
Harri
Blaine
Dalston

Hmmm. I quite like some of these. I already know a few Emilias and they're all nice kids. That can't be a coincidence, surely.

Harri, though? Not sure about that one. Fox and King wouldn't be making it onto my list either but I do quite like Arlo and Nova.

I'm a fan of unconventional names though. All three of my kids have names that mean they're the only kind in their class with that name, and thus far that's something they're happy about. We're not talking bonkers names, just ones that mean they don't end up being called Rachel G to differentiate themselves from all the other Rachels in their year at school.

With a name like Heidi, I got used to a similar deal. I liked being the only Heidi in my class and didn't even mind all the 'Where's Peter / your grandfather' or 'Hi-de-Hi' jokes I had to endure when I was growing up, either.

But we'd love to hear your thoughts on this story. What do you think of the names on the list, and have you chosen any of them for your kids? Leave us a comment here or come and join the conversation over on our Facebook page.

49 comments

  • Kirsty H.

    We’re safe. Wouldn’t choose any of them :joy:

  • Kayley W.

    I'm glad my son's name isn't on there I like his name being different

  • Tamsin H.

    look what’s on the list!

  • Hazel M.

    in case you need inspo :joy::joy::rolling_eyes::rolling_eyes:

    • Lynsey M.

      u must be in trend lol of you're names in x

  • Shona K.

    Do you actually like any of them except quinn??? Xxx

  • Laura M.

    I saw fox and couldn’t go any further in case there was a Phoenix :joy:

  • Nichola G.

    No :thinking: We had decided on 2 but now changed again! Good job I didn’t get anything made with those names!

  • Tania L.

    Quinn is cute, I love Arlo. Our little girls name isn’t on the list either, bonus. X

  • Alice M.

    No Donald's I see.... #trumpton

  • Louise G.

    My children-mollie and Shaun- never get onto these lists haha

  • Tania L.

    You’ll grow to love it. X

  • Suzi A.

    We may start looking now or will be twin 1+2 lol

  • Jodie A.

    Just reminds me of ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’ but I like it x

  • Vikki T.

    Some of those arent names, Theyre just random words people like :joy: The people at school that had the "unique" or "different" names were all wierdos. I'd rather have a Rachel G that has to differentiate herself with her last initial than a total weirdo :joy:

  • Kim A.

    Ooohhh me too!!! Eddie for short!!!

  • Melissa G.

    None of the names I like are on the list either! :smiley::two_hearts: xx

  • Tracey C.

    You don't often get Emilia spelt this way. My daughter like being individual

  • Debbie D.

    I don't think the one we've picked is on any of the most popular names :grin:

  • Iona D.

    We're in big trouble choice no.1 and choice no.2 both on list !!!

  • Kim A.

    Ha ha we were just having a giggle at names xxx

  • Amber P.

    Yeah I like Edison or Eddie xx

  • Andrea M.

    Well fox and king are top of my list :thumbsup_tone1:

  • Gemma H.

    I need name inspiration it's not going well !!! Xx

  • Alana J.

    Who would call their kid hettie, it’s a hoover :sob: I like aria though x

  • Alison F.

    There’s a few there I don’t mind lol x

  • Ishbel S.

    Ha ha we’ve had ours picked out for 3 months

  • Marie R.

    I mostly hate all of them. But then I apparently like babies with the names of 30yr olds! :joy::raising_hand_tone2:

  • Francesca L.

    Oh I love the name Fox but I don't think any child of mine would suit it :joy: I settled for Felix instead.

  • Louise T.

    I’ve never seen another Emilia though

  • Carrie D.

    I see Mason but no Arthur:wink::wink::joy:

  • Stacey H.

    My middle son is Quinton..and we call him Quinn for short occasionally as I like the fact if you give a child a name then use it! (He wasn't keen when we started calling him Quinny) lol my 1st son whose 14 is Logan and I hadn't heard any child with it..now it's quite popular which I don't like lol and my smallest boy is Ivan and my big girl is Analise x happy name hunting people x

  • izzywoo

    I was the only Emily in my school in the 80s and 90s and even though people said it was an old lady name, i still loved my name and look now...so many little Emily's running around!

  • Gemma H.

    Oh I know I read them! Think il pass :joy::joy:

  • Elizabeth I.

    Hmmm not sure on these! :confused:

  • Stacey H.

    Good names!:thumbsup_tone1::blue_heart: xxx

  • Jenna C.

    Is this list from America or everywhere? Seem very American to me!!

  • Louise B.

    I'm a trend setter for the 1st time in my life :joy:X

  • Jodie W.

    Think the only 2 names I like on the list are aria and nova xx

  • Danielle J.

    No.... I don’t want my favourite name on that list! 3 bloody years it’s been my favourite and I don’t know any and have never known one but it’s bloody on there!

  • Rachel J.

    No don't fancy a little Fox?! :joy::joy:

  • Charlotte M.

    Hardest part of having a baby lol

  • Leanne S.

    We were years ahead with Grayson and Layla! Not keen on any other boys names on there though.

  • Jade C.

    None of mine are on there I don’t think! Too weird to make the list lol xx

  • Jessica N.

    None of mine are on the list thank god :raised_hands_tone2: xx

  • Sophie P.

    They all such nice names! Can't believe Nora is on there :open_mouth: xx

  • Savvy64

    My grandson is at school with an Arlo and Fox (has a brother called Felix). It’s ok to be different. 

  • Donna-d73

    Wouldn’t even call my dog any of these names

  • Annette S.

    Ha ha iv just screen shot it x

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