Baby Names 2013

Baby Names 2013

By: Hilary Battey

Attention all mothers-to-be. The most important day of your life is arriving either soon or in about nine months, and it is time to finalize the name of your baby boy or baby girl. With celebrities naming their children after fruits, cities, even after comic book characters, the pressure to give your child a unique name is becoming more intense as each year passes.

If you are looking for a trendy name for your newborn arriving in 2013, then you are in luck! Whether you are a Doomsday Prepper or preparing to live out your full life sentence, these names will be helpful for all expecting mothers to spark a bit of inspiration when giving your baby new life.

1. Ancient Names
With HBO’s “Rome” and “Game of Thrones,” there will be a huge trend for Ancient Roman names in 2013. This inspiration will derive from world gods and goddesses, maybe even mythological heroes will be included a source of inspiration when picking out baby names. Here are a few baby names that will be popular in the new year: Atticus, Athena, Juno, Thor and Julius.

2. Superstorms
In the past seven years, we have seen and read about our fair share of catastrophic weather storms. In 2013, names like Katrina, Cassandra, Sandy and even Sandras will be popular. Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy have left an impressionable memory for all Americans to remember the devastating effects of each storm. These names will be popular for the fact that it did not break America and her citizens; it brought unity.

3. Place Names
Naming your child after a city, state and even country is a hot trend that celebrities are making popular year after year. Some celebrities name their children after a state for personal resonance, like Reese Witherspoon with her son Tennessee. Victoria Beckham hopped on this trend back in 1999 with her son Brooklyn. Other celebrities like Chris Hemsworth have gone for a more exotic feel with naming his daughter India.

4. Nicknames
A lot of parents in today’s generation have named their children after grandma and grandpa nicknames. Vintage nicknames are now a fashionable choice for naming their newborns. Some predict that new generations of names will be Annie, Ben, Dick, Ray, Hank, Lous and even Millie.

5. Wildflowers
Parents are now moving away from the cultivated garden and adventuring into the fields where wildflowers grow naturally. In 2013 names like Clover and Poppy will become more popular. More names that could spark gossip are Thistle, Dandelion and even Buttercup. Perhaps “The Hunger Games” will spark interest for the adventurous and pick herbal names like Rue, Primrose or Katniss.

Whether you are expecting a boy or a girl, there are plenty of names to choose from if you are looking for a different, fun unique name. If you need more inspiration, simply keep an eye on what celebrities do; if they can do it, so can you!

Aw, what a cute baby!