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Isla, Poppy and Daisy in top 10 Brighton baby names
11:00am Tuesday 1st January 2013 in News
A new report has revealed the most popular new baby names in Brighton and Hove for 2012.
The city is shown to favour alternative girls’ names as opposed to the more conventional options.
Names like Ava, Isla, Lola and Daisy all sit in the top 10 with Poppy leading proceedings as the most popular name for girls.
In a list compiled by mother and baby website Bounty.com, traditional names like Amelia, Olivia, Emily, Jessica and Sophie take the top five national places where as Poppy is only in 13th position.
Brighton’s yearning for unconventional girls names may derive from Brighton- linked celebrities like Jamie Oliver, who owns a restaurant in Black Lion Street.
The TV chef is father-of-four to Poppy, Honey, Rosie, and Buddy Oliver.
In the list of the most popular boys names in the city, accustomed names like Thomas, George and Jack make up some of the top 10, with Max perched on the top spot.
Like Poppy, Max doesn’t favour too well with new parents on the national list and only manages to reach 12th position.
Lisa Penney, spokeswoman for Bounty, said: “Whilst many parents still like to follow celebrity trends choosing more unusual names for their children, it’s interesting to see that the majority acknowledge they’ll probably have an easier ride in the playground if they choose a more traditional name, which is why more conservative names such as Harry and Amelia win out overall.”
The biggest losers dropping out of the national top 100 were the American sounding names Ashton and Corey.
Hugo, the moniker brought to fame by Made in Chelsea star and former “I’m a Celebrity” contestant Hugo Taylor, broke into the boys’ top 100 after climbing a huge 61 places.