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Tory, London and Reem among 2013′s weird baby names

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Experts have unveiled a list of the weird and wonderful names given to babies in 2013 –with Tory, London and even Joey Essex’s catchphrase ‘Reem’ now appearing on birth certificates. The illuminating insight into the effect television and celebrity has on monikers we pick for our kids was revealed in Bounty Parenting Club’s annual report of names given to over 370,000 babies born this year.

As well as Tory and London other odd boys’ names include Luck, Lohan and Dallas.

Geordie, the common nickname for a native of the city of Newcastle and associated with the hit MTV reality show Geordie Shore, was also chosen for a baby boy – as was Dior.

Among the more unusual girls’ names, of which Ream was one, was Rosielee – more commonly known as Cockney rhyming slang for a cup of tea – and Puppy, which may cause confusion if yelled in a busy park in the height of the summer months.

Paradise, Vogue, Pinky and Tea were also chosen for little girls in 2013, as were Nirvana – the name of Kurt Cobain’s legendary 1990s rock band, and Peppa, a name millions of children will be familiar with, thanks to the popular cartoon pig.

Lisa Penney, spokeswoman for Bounty said:

“Celebrities are well renowned for choosing unusual names for their off-spring and our records show that some parents are following this trend in an effort to stand out from the crowd with a name no other child is likely to have in the playground.

“It’s great to see parents getting creative with their name choices and with ‘new’ names emerging like Ream and Geordie it seems that the sky’s the limit when it comes to creating something unique.

Whilst whatever a child is called they generally grow up to make it their own – yet parents do need to bear in mind that a really individual name can be a lot to live up to if you don’t grow up to be rich or famous!”

Among the other more unusual boys names were Tiger, who may perhaps have a glittering golf career – and a scandal or two – ahead of him and Tucker, who could well follow in the footsteps of loveable troublemaker Todd Carty from the infamous Grange Hill school.

Victory and Prosper also made the list, two names which could place more than a little pressure on the young mite’s little shoulders.

Porter, Perseus and Kassius were also unusual choices as were Boden – perhaps inspired by the yummy mummy brand – Denley, Bramwell, Denton and Drey.

Original girls’ names which will be reverberating around schools and shopping centres over the next ten years are Zelie, Summer-Ray and Tru.

Other weird and wacky choices were Sorrel, Pheonix, Orchid and Olympia – who may well have been conceived in the celebrations of the previous year’s London Games.

Nolly, Purdy and Pepsi also made the list.

Bounty has also released its annual report of the top 100 boys and girls names of the year.

Jack is back in the top spot after holding the title for a staggering 16 years before Oliver knocked the moniker off its perch in 2010, Harry took over in 2011 and held the title for 2012.

Oliver, Harry, Charlie and Jacob complete the top five most popular names of the year, closely followed by Alfie, Oscar, James, Thomas and Noah.

Top of the girls list is Amelia for the second year running, after knocking Olivia from the top spot back in 2012.

Olivia retains second place, followed by babies called Emily, Ava and Poppy.

Jessica, Isla, Sophie, Mia and Ruby complete the girls’ top 10.

There are some interesting new entries to the top 100 boy’s list, including Teddy, Ronnie, Elliot, Ellis and Kaiden. Joey – no doubt inspired by Towie’s finest – is definitely the one to watch for 2014 after rising a massive 68 places, breaking into the top 100 at number 86.

On the girls list new entries are taken by Ivy, Violet, Lottie, Lydia and Orla.

Hugo was the biggest climber amongst the top 100 boy’s names, springing from 100th place last year to 87th this time round, an improvement of 13 places.

Oscar also made huge leaps, rising from 19th to 7th, going up 12 places.

In contrast the name Callum has dropped from 63rd place last year to 44th in 2013, a fall of 19 places.

The girl’s name Elsie has taken the biggest leap on the girls top 100 list for 2013, climbing an incredible 22 places from 72 to 50. Whilst Ivy is the highest climber overall, rising 37 places to enter the chart at number 68 and in no doubt inspired by Beyonce and Jay-Z’s baby daughter Blue Ivy.

But Isabel has suffered the biggest drop going from 93rd place to 71 – a drop of 22 places.

Lisa Penney continues:

“Year after year we see new parents influenced by popular culture – with names made famous by people in the public eye like Joey Essex suddenly experiencing sharp rises in popularity.

“Generally we’ve recently seen the return of more ‘old-fashioned’ names with a vintage flavour as Ivy, Violet, Elsie and Teddy have all emerged as ones to watch for 2014.”

Boys Most Unusual Names 2013

  1. Tiger
  2. Victory
  3. Tucker
  4. Tory
  5. Prosper
  6. Porter
  7. Perseus
  8. Luck
  9. Kassius
  10. London
  11. Lohan
  12. Geordie
  13. Gerrard
  14. Dallas
  15. Dior
  16. Boden
  17. Denley
  18. Bramwell
  19. Denton
  20. Drey

Girls Most Unusual Names 2013

  1. Zelie
  2. Tea
  3. Rosielee
  4. Vogue
  5. Summer-ray
  6. Sunny
  7. Tru
  8. Sorrel
  9. Pinky
  10. Ream
  11. Pheonix
  12. Olympia
  13. Nolly
  14. Orchid
  15. Puppy
  16. Purdy
  17. Pepsi
  18. Paradise
  19. Peppa
  20. Nirvana

Highest Climbers of 2013

  1. Joey (+68)
  2. Teddy (+49)
  3. Ivy (+37)
  4. Violet (+28)
  5. Kaiden (+23)
  6. Elsie (+22)
  7. Willow (+18)
  8. Ronnie (+16)
  9. Lottie (+17)
  10. Sienna (+14)

Biggest Fallers of 2013

  1. Maisy (-50)
  2. Kayla (-28)
  3. Isabel (-22)
  4. Olly (-20)
  5. Callum (-19)
  6. Hollie (-19)
  7. Rhys (-18)
  8. Hayden (-18)
  9. Gabriel (-18)
  10. Lauren (-18)

 Top 100 Boys Names 2013

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

Top 100 Girls Names 2013

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