Fewer people in the U.K. are naming their babies “Harry” and “Meghan” these days, according to new research. The parenting site BabyCentre has just released their list of the top baby names of 2023 so far, and they point out that the couple’s drama is to blame for the drop in popularity.
“Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have also made their mark in the media, following the release of their explosive and somewhat controversial documentary and Harry’s memoir ‘Spare,’” the site writes. “Crashing down from 13th place to number 23, the previously popular name Harry seems to have had a negative reception from parents this year.” BabyCentre also notes that Meghan is also being used less often for new babies.
The site reveals that parents have “moved away from the Victorian vintage vibe” and are going for “retro Gen X” names, like John and Sarah. BabyCentre also gives credit to the HBO series “Succession” for helping the names Logan, Roman, Frankie, Hugo and Kendall get a boost in popularity. And thanks to the live-action “The Little Mermaid,” the names Ariella, Sebastian and Indira are making a splash with parents.
The U.K.’s Top 10 baby boy names of 2023, so far:
The U.K.’s Top 10 girls names of 2023, so far:
Source: NY Post
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