In a decade from now the baby name landscape may well look quite different.
Or perhaps it won't. Apparently most expectant parents choose from a reasonably narrow pool of names - sticking mostly to tradition and honouring family, despite the reported increased desire for individualistic names.
Nameberry has revealed its top 1000 predictions for which baby names will be popular and which will be rarities in the year 2028, giving parents a glimpse of the names their children may be choosing for their own offspring.
It looks like the classics aren't going anywhere in a hurry if the top 50 is anything to go by. Although rising in the ranks are names like Maverick, Paisley, Kinsley, Easton and Carter, which also reflect a push for fresh, modern names that have an air of individuality.
Will Mateo be the new Mason? Mason astonishingly doesn't feature at all in the top 1000 for 2028, but Mateo has been predicted to rise to number two after Liam. With Mason cracking the Australian top 10 last year, we find it a stretch to believe it will have dropped out of the US top 1000 in 10 years' time.
The Nameberry oracle has spoken, however, and the most notable theme is the explosion of surnames being used as first names.
When it comes to boys, in particular, surname names will continue their meteoric rise. In the top 50 predictions alone we have Maverick, Lincoln, Carter, Easton, Greyson (also Grayson), Nolan, Jackson, Hudson, Jameson, Logan, Colton, Sawyer, Hunter, Brantley, Everett, and Weston. That's 17 names out of the boys' top 50.
To a slightly lesser extent, girls also get in on the surname action in 2028. We've got Harper, Avery, Kinsley, Paisley, Everly, Quinn, Piper, Riley, Hadley and Kennedy; a not unsubstantial total of 10.
Here are the top 50 name predictions that parents will be bestowing upon their new babes in 2028.
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