As bad as a boy named Sue…
LONDON: If you thought parents’ choice of baby names had already reached the heights of weirdness, think again.
Birth certificates this year recorded newborns called Tory, London and even Reem – the catchphrase of reality TV star Joey Essex.
The list of unusual monikers, unveiled yesterday, shows the extent to which television and celebrities influence the names chosen for children.
Bounty Parenting Club’s annual report of names given to more than 370 000 babies born this year included Luck, Lohan and Dallas for boys. Geordie, the common nickname for a native of Newcastle and associated with the hit MTV reality show Geordie Shore, was also chosen, as was brand name Dior.
Among the more unusual girls’ names, of which Reem was one, was Rosielee – more commonly known as Cockney rhyming slang for a cup of tea – and Puppy. Paradise, Vogue, Pinky and Tea were also chosen for little girls, as were Nirvana – the name of Kurt Cobain’s 1990s rock band – and Peppa, a name millions of children will be familiar with thanks to a popular cartoon pig.
Victory, Prosper, Porter, Perseus made the boys’ list, while girls’ names that will be heard in schools for the next 10 years are Zelie, Summer-Ray and Tru.
But more traditional choices led Bounty’s annual list of the 100 most popular names – Jack for boys and Amelia for girls. – Daily Mail