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28th Dec 2017

The top baby boy name predicted for 2018 is a familiar choice

And there are one or two surprises.

Trying to settle on a name? Maybe you’ll get some inspiration from these.

When it comes to choosing a name for a newborn, it can be a struggle to even narrow down the list.

Yes, after working your way through countless books, articles and quizzes in the hopes of finding the right one, you can still be left feeling like nothing is quite right.

Well, experts are on hand to help and they’ve been busy making their predictions for the names that are sure to be extremely popular in 2018 in the UK.

Mother & Baby say the rise in popularity of names that are ‘comfortably familiar’ will continue – with and without twists.

And while there might be a few variances for parents-to-be here in Ireland, we think there could be a few that overlap.

The list also includes quite a few names that have been among the top predictions from other experts, like those at BabyGaga.

Top names for boys

1. Oliver

2. Reggie

3. Reuben

4. Theo

5. Thiago

6. George

7. Jack

8. Harry

9. Noah

10. Jacob


Top names for girls

1. Amelia

2. Emily

3. Olivia

4. Ella

5. Ava

6. Meghan

7. Mia

8. Jessica

9. Isla

10. Isabella