Parents are picking THESE baby names so kids stand out on social media

A new trend for 2019

Content Editor / February 26 2019

A new baby names trend has emerged this year – parents are choosing baby names that will ‘perform well’ on social media according to one expert.

In an interview with Daily Star Online, baby name consultant Sherri Suzanne said parents were choosing quirkier names in an effort to help their children stand out from the crowd.

Many parents will take a well-known, popular name that is linked to fame or wealth, and give it a new spin.

“Ava and Benjamin are two of today’s leaders,” she explained. “Ava is the influence behind names like Aviana, Avalyn, Eva, Evie, Evelyn and now Ada.

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As another example, she points out that parents who’d otherwise choose a popular name like Benjamin are picking alternatives like Bentley and Benson.

Sherri, who is paid as a consultant to help parents choose baby names through her website My Name For Life, says that parents should be careful not to go for names that are too obscure, however.

“I caution parents that in an effort to make children stand out, they can also make it harder to fit in,” she warns.

“Resist picking names that form jokes, puns, rhymes, or phrases that have strong negative associations.”

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Sherri added that it’s best to choose something that’s easy to spell and pronounce.

“In an attempt to express individuality, it’s best not to create obscure and convoluted spellings,” she explained.

“I think the recipe for success starts with a name that can be said with confidence—such a name can be a time-honoured classic, a trendy Top 10 or completely unique.

“A name for success has pleasant sounds and is spelled logically to achieve correct pronunciation.”

Nicola Conville has worked as a journalist and editor for more than 20 years across a wide range of print and online publications. Her areas of expertise are parenting, health and travel. She has two children; Lucy, age eight, and Nathan, age five.