Baby Name Chart shows saying Grace is back in fashion
on: December 21, 2007, 8:05 am
Release Author: Pauline Kent
Release Summary: The 2007 Bounty Baby Name Chart – a national
survey of 380,000 babies born in 2007 indicates that Hollywood legends
are still inspiring the top names
Release Body: The legendary Hollywood beauty Princess Grace
of Monaco has inspired a new generation of parents looking
for a baby name with star quality. This year Grace topped the 2007
Bounty Baby Name Chart – a national survey of 380,000
babies born this year by the UK’s favourite parenting club
– pushing Sophie, the 2006 favourite into sixth place.
new Bounty Baby Name
Chart reveals that the enduring allure of the silver screen
is more evident than ever in this year’s list of the most
popular baby names,
with Mia, Olivia and James all making it into the top twenty. Proof
that Hollywood legends like Mia Farrow, Olivia de Havilland and
James Stewart still capture the public imagination. Even TV presenter
Myleen Klass chose Ava, a classic Hollywood name, for her baby daughter
born in August and Emma Bunton of the Spice Girls named her son
Beau, a name shared by the movie star Beau Bridges.
The fastest rising girls name in 2007 is Sixties inspired, Summer
which moved up 44 places from position 77 in 2006 to 34 in 2007.
Ruby, the UK’s second most popular baby name for girls was
given a boost by celebrity Charlotte Church who picked the name
for her daughter born in September.
traditional boys’ name Jack holds the number one slot for
the 13th year running with Charlie in second place followed by Oliver,
Thomas and Harry. The name Jack comes from the medieval pet form
of John. For years, John was the most common choice for boys; it
took second place in 1899, topped the list in 1934 and 1944 and
has been a constant feature ever since.
fastest rising boys’ name in 2007 is Jayden which shot up
the charts from number 77 in 2006 to number 37 in 2007. Jayden is
an American name and again proves the transatlantic influence.
year there had been a mixed response from celebrities to the topic
of baby names. For some, like Julia Roberts who chose Henry and
Donald Trump who played safe with Donald Jnr. there has been a move
towards the traditional. For others, like Katie Price and Peter
Andre who gave their baby daughter the name Princess Tiaamii a new
baby is an opportunity to be creative.
Mingo, Marketing Director of Bounty and a mum, says that
Baby Name Poll provides an interesting insight into
the impact of Hollywood on real mums and dads. “Naming
your child is a decision that they will live with you for a lifetime.
So parents are thinking about names to ‘grow into’ and
taking their inspiration from aspirational sources like Hollywood
actors and actresses who have the sort of names that convey style
and elegance. "
added, "Grace Kelly was one of Hollywood’s most legendary
stars and her name has pure star quality. I am not surprised that
it’s top of the charts this year.”
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