More on 2014 Baby Name Trends -- Unique Is All the Rage

baby nameWhile you were busy nursing your hangover on New Year's Day, some women were nursing their not-even-a-day-old babies. And you know what that means -- a few hours prior, they named these tiny babies. And you know what that means. The 2014 baby name trends have already arrived. Wanna know what's hot and what's not in the world of baby naming this year? (If not, please stop reading.)


There are a few trends already picking up steam thus far in 2014 -- and if you'd like to learn all about them, head on over to Name Candy for the full list -- but the one that struck me most is that there are likely going to be lots of "Y"s and "En" sounds. According to research, two of the first babies born in 2014 were named Brooklyn -- one in Colorado and one in Maryland. There was a Naythyn in Oregon, and a Layla in Alaska. Gwineth, Brandon, Devin, Cameron, Watson (cute!), and Korbin were all New Year babies, as well.

Another possible baby name movement? Unusual names. And not Ace/Lincoln/Rainbow unusual. Like, really unusual. Only one name repeated itself on the list of 50 babies who were born on January 1, and it's no wonder -- these names are super unique. There was a Jacktavious; a McKenlee; a Dior; and a Prantison. And while unconventional names might not be everyone's cup of tea, there's no denying it surely will make for an interesting year.

I'm sure as the months go on, we'll get a better idea of the directions baby names are heading in, but for now, I'd say this is a pretty good start. Jacktavious? Why not?

How did you come up with your baby's name?


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