Would you call your child Thorin or Flavius The Hobbit and The Hunger Games to inspire a new wave of baby names in 2013
20:31 GMT, 19 November 2012
Next year's hottest movie releases are set to inspire a new wave of unusual baby names.
Nameberry predicts that ancient monikers such as Augustus, Flavius and Thor will climb the charts, following another installment of The Hunger Games, while the Hobbit trilogy could see the re-emergence of old Norse names.
New parents in 2013 are also expected to draw inspiration from the seasons, nature and celebrities before christening their child.
Inspiring Flavius (left) in The Hunger Games and Thorin from the upcoming Hobbit trilogy (right)
Surprisingly with the repetition
of the word Sandy following last month's superstorm, there is likely to
be an increase of monikers with a Sandy-like sound,
such as Alessandra, Cassandra or Sander.
Running on a weather and seasonal theme, nippy names such as Snow, Frost and Winter – used by Gretchen Mol and her husband Kip Williams – will move in on Summer, Autumn and June.
And botanical names are set to take the lead from wildflowers. Grey's Anatomy star Jessica Capshaw named her daughter Poppy, as did Gary Barlow, but for the more adventurous there are the options of Dandelion, Buttercup and Thistle.
Rue and Primrose, both medicinal, herbal plants, and the names of characters in The Hunger Games, are also likely to surface.
Trendsetters: Reese Witherspoon decided to name her baby son Tennessee this fall, after her mother’s native state (left) while Gretchen Mol and her husband called their daughter Winter Morgan
The trend to name a child after a special place continues and Reese Witherspoon decided to name her baby son Tennessee this fall, after her mother’s native state.
While singer Nick
Lachey picked the name Camden for his son, because he passed by Camden
Drive in Beverly Hills on the way to the doctors with his wife.
Next year will also see an invasion of names from Europe.
names introduced by stars, like Stellan Skarsgard, Viggo Mortensen and
Liv Tyler have already inspired parents across the U.S. along with
celebrity children such as Kai, Magnus and Axel.
THE TRENDS INSPIRING THE BABY NAME WORLD IN 2013Newest retro trend: Midcentury Nicknames
Ethnic name group most likely to rise: Scandinavian
Freshest botanical names: Wildflowers
Coolest direction in naming: North
Consonant of the moment: W
Most surprising comeback name: Etta
Hottest new celebrity trend: Keeping names secretBiggest big picture trend: Ancient names
Most surprising name inspiration: Superstorm Sandy
Trend most likely to cross the ocean: Leonine names
Coolest middle-name trend: Non-name names
Hottest celebrity-inspired trend: Meaningful place names
Nameberry suggests Freya, Linnea, Signy, Astrid, Soren, Leif,
and Lars are other appealing
choices and one of the major
characters in the upcoming Hobbit movie is named Thorin.
has been climbing the charts since the emergence of Leonardo DeCaprio in the late Nineties, other leonine names popular overseas are expected to make a transatlantic leap.
Leonie, Lionel and Lev, along with Leopold and Leonora are expected to make headway in 2013, along with Leon, which has been a top name in Germany and high in Austria, Switzerland,
Scandinavia and Ireland for the past decade.
William has been a stalwart in the baby name world for decades and it has made it to the top 20 list every year since 1880.
now long-neglected W-names are starting to surface. For boys, there are
West, Weston, Wesley, Warren, Walker, Walter, Winston, Wilson, Wilder,
Wylie and Wyatt, and for girls, Willa, Willow, Winter, Winnie, Waverly.
Wilhelmina is also back on board after being chosen by Natalie and her musician husband Taylor Hanson this October.
Etta is another surprise comeback for 2013. It featured in the top 100 list at the end of the
nineteenth century and dropped off completely in 1966. But since the death of the blues singer Etta James, the moniker has moved back into the spotlight and this September television host Carson Daly used it for his daughter.
However it might not move too high up the list as cutting-edge parents are said to be moving towards single-syllable names Cole, Zane, Eve and May.
Girls’ names that are also likely to slide down the scale are those that have doubled up on the L sounds such as Lily, Lila, Lola, Leila, Layla, Lillian.
Surprising: With the repetition of the word Sandy following last month's superstorm, there is likely to be an increase of monikers with a Sandy-like sound, such as Alessandra, Cassandra or Sander
Parents are expected to spend more
time thinking about their child's middle name in the future as Nameberry
reveals that new parents are beginning to use any word with personal significance, taking the tradition to 'new heights of quirkiness and creativity'.
It adds: 'Celebrities have led the way, using
everything from Ballerina to Bear, Sweetheart to Seven to Song to Star
to Saint in middle place following more conventional firsts.'
However if you want to get in on one of the strangest trends to hit Hollywood, you shouldn't reveal the name of your child at all.
The public still do not know the names or sex of Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer's twins or that of Sarah Michelle Geller and Freddie Prinze Jr’s son.
While Uma Thurman waited three months to leak the names of her daughter Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson.