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Buzz-bee, Nemo and Zico- the weird baby names of 2012

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Disney favourites Tinkerbell and Nemo are among the weird and wonderful names parents have given to babies born during 2012. Other unusual monikers with an equally aquatic theme included Sailor, Storm, River and Wade – who could all soon be sitting in a classroom alongside Buzz-Bee, Zed, Hendrix and Blade.

The incredibly creative names emerged on a list compiled by parenting website Bounty.com, picking out the most popular names given to 430,000 babies born this year.

Other colourful names given to boys this year include the football themed Keegan and Zico, while motoring is also represented thanks to Bentley and Diesel.

Bliss, Star and Pyper were also entered on birth certificates as were Kizzie and Buttercup.

In the overall top 100 lists Harry came top, with Jack in second and Charlie, climbing one place, making it to third place.

Amelia has overtaken Olivia as the most popular girls’ name with Emily jumping two places as the third best name.

Lisa Penney, spokeswoman for Bounty, who now allow you to chart the popularity of a name over the years,  said:

”Parents are being creative and wanting their children to stand out from the crowd with unusual names.

“Some parents chose unusual names because they don’t want their child to share the same name as others at school.  The desire for Classroom ‘standout’ is certainly a growing trend.

“Still, the vast majority of parents acknowledge that their children will probably have an easier ride in the playground if they choose a more traditional name, which is why more conservative names such as Harry and Amelia win out overall.”

The most popular names of 2012 in the boys list are Harry, Jack, Charlie, Oliver and Alfie, with the rest of the top ten made up of Riley, Jacob, James, Thomas and Ethan.

The biggest climbers include Sonny, which moved up 23 places to number 92, and Seth which leapt 19 places to 93.

Frankie enjoyed the biggest rise within the top 100, up 23 places from 81 to 58.

But Hugo, the moniker brought to fame by Made in Chelsea star and former “I’m a Celebrity” contestant Hugo Taylor, broke into the boys top 100 after climbing a huge 61 places this year.

Arthur jumped 22 to position 68, whilst Tommy and Bobby were up 17 to positions 48 and 52 respectively.

The biggest losers dropping out of the top 100 included the American sounding Ashton and Corey.

In the girls list Amelia is top, followed by Olivia, Emily and Jessica.

In fifth place is Sophie, closely followed by Lily and Mia-  Ava, Isla and Ruby complete the top ten.

Mollie, made popular by Mollie King of the girl group The Saturdays, moved up a massive 30 places from 111th to 81.

Mya and Scarlet also made it into the girl’s top 100 to positions 93 and 94 respectively.

Darcey also leapt up 30 places to 98, revived by the success of the new Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell.

But the biggest mover in the top 100 was Elsie which rose 24 places from 95 to 71.

The biggest loser was Kayla dropping 27 places from 70 to 97.

Lisa Penney added:

”Today’s baby trends change quickly and names that first seem unusual can quickly become common in the classroom.

“Just a few years ago Ava and Isla were relatively unheard of as a baby girl’s name yet this year they are both in the top ten.

“Likewise for boys, there is a growing trend for ‘old man’ names, especially those that are given a contemporary spin by using the nickname for the traditional variation like Alfie, Archie, Bobby, Charlie, Frankie and Freddy.”Generally speaking, whatever name a child is given they usually grow up to make it their own.”

EXTRAORDINARY NAMES OF 2012

1.    Tinkerbell – G
2.    Nemo – B
3.    Sailor – B
4.    Buzz-Bee – B
5.    Zed – B
6.    Blade – B
7.    Zico – B
8.    Diesel – B
9.    Buttercup- G
10.    Bliss – G

TOP 100 BOYS NAMES OF 2012

1.    Harry
2.    Jack
3.    Charlie
4.    Oliver
5.    Alfie
6.    Riley
7.    Jacob
8.    James
9.    Thomas
10.    Ethan
11.    Joshua
12.    Max
13.    George
14.    Noah
15.    William
16.    Tyler
17.    Archie
18.    Daniel
19.    Logan
20.    Leo
21.    Oscar
22.    Mason
23.    Lucas
24.    Jake
25.    Dylan
26.    Joseph
27.    Henry
28.    Samuel
29.    Freddie
30.    Harrison
31.    Finley
32.    Alexander
33.    Jayden
34.    Isaac
35.    Lewis
36.    Ryan
37.    Adam
38.    Theo
39.    Benjamin
40.    Harley
41.    Alex
42.    Luke
43.    Matthew
44.    Edward
45.    Callum
46.    Liam
47.    Toby
48.    Tommy
49.    Harvey
50.    Jamie
51.    Connor
52.    Bobby
53.    Nathan
54.    Jenson
55.    Ollie
56.    Sebastian
57.    Michael
58.    Frankie
59.    Finlay
60.    Kai
61.    Ben
62.    Blake
63.    Zachary
64.    Aiden
65.    Cameron
66.    Aaron
67.    David
68.    Arthur
69.    Luca
70.    Jude
71.    Sam
72.    Leon
73.    Dexter
74.    Owen
75.    Kyle
76.    Kayden
77.    Louis
78.    Rhys
79.    Evan
80.    Taylor
81.    Rory
82.    Stanley
83.    Caleb
84.    Zac
85.    Elliot
86.    Reuben
87.    Bailey
88.    Kian
89.    Jackson
90.    Louie
91.    Billy
92.    Sonny
93.    Seth
94.    Olly
95.    Reece
96.    Bradley
97.    Hugo
98.    Hayden
99.    Cody
100. Elijah

TOP 100 GIRLS NAMES OF 2012

1.    Amelia
2.    Olivia
3.    Emily
4.    Jessica
5.    Sophie
6.    Lily
7.    Mia
8.    Ava
9.    Isla
10.    Ruby
11.    Grace
12.    Evie
13.    Poppy
14.    Sophia
15.    Isabella
16.    Chloe
17.    Freya
18.    Ella
19.    Lucy
20.    Daisy
21.    Millie
22.    Charlotte
23.    Isabelle
24.    Eva
25.    Lola
26.    Layla
27.    Holly
28.    Scarlett
29.    Maisie
30.    Molly
31.    Lilly
32.    Erin
33.    Summer
34.    Ellie
35.    Lexi
36.    Sienna
37.    Alice
38.    Phoebe
39.    Megan
40.    Hannah
41.    Lacey
42.    Emma
43.    Brooke
44.    Florence
45.    Rosie
46.    Imogen
47.    Katie
48.    Amy
49.    Abigail
50.    Elizabeth
51.    Leah
52.    Jasmine
53.    Gracie
54.    Georgia
55.    Sofia
56.    Bella
57.    Matilda
58.    Anna
59.    Amber
60.    Amelie
61.    Faith
62.    Esme
63.    Madison
64.    Hollie
65.    Willow
66.    Maya
67.    Maddison
68.    Bethany
69.    Isabel
70.    Evelyn
71.    Elsie
72.    Darcy
73.    Zara
74.    Paige
75.    Niamh
76.    Julia
77.    Eliza
78.    Rose
79.    Annabelle
80.    Tilly
81.    Mollie
82.    Heidi
83.    Lauren
84.    Rebecca
85.    Zoe
86.    Eleanor
87.    Skye
88.    Harriet
89.    Maisy
90.    Martha
91.    Caitlin
92.    Alexis
93.    Mya
94.    Scarlet
95.    Emilia
96.    Lexie
97.    Kayla
98.    Darcey
99.    Isobel
100. Keira





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