If you’ve conceived during the pandemic, your life is most likely pretty stressful and uncertain at times. In fact, you deserve to have relief in the form of a smooth, pain-free labour, and the ability to choose a baby name with zero effort.
Those are the absolute minimum that you deserve for having a pandemic pregnancy.
Thankfully, the good people at Nameberry have come up with baby name predictions in 2021, and there’s not a Corona or Vyress in sight!
Baby Name Predictions for 2021
Magical names are on the rise. | Image source: iStock.
Magical Baby Name Trend
Sophie Kihm, Nameberry’s resident name guru to the stars predicts a rise in “magical” names for 2021. Think superheroes, gods and goddesses and those that relate to something with magical powers.
Some examples are:
Do you dream of moving to the country? | Image source: iStock.
On a similar note, the cottagecore aesthetic is predicted to have an influence on baby names for the coming year. The common dreams of escaping quarantine in favour of an idyllic life in the countryside will likely result in baby names such as:
Names Ending in ‘ari’
I know of the most adorable little boy named Ari, but apparently, it’s going to be a trend for 2021, just with some added details at the beginning.
Pop culture often influences baby names, and teen pop sensation Billie Eilish is no exception. Born Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell, the pop icon has become in inspiration for all names toyboy-ish.
Finneas is Billie’s older brother’s name, expected to rise in popularity alongside some of these similar monikers:
Japanese Baby Names
Hello there little Aiko! | Image source: iStock.
This is one of my favourite baby name predictions in 2021. There’s something really beautiful about Japanese names. Here are some examples:
Buh-BYE COVID-related names
We’ve seen the back of 2021, so we’re going to see the end of all names relating to COVID-19. Say goodbye to Cora and Cova along with other similar names like Coralie, Coral and Corey.
Direction baby names
It may have been seen as a rather bold move to name your child North when their surname is West, but Kimye did it (if we can still call them that amidst all the talk of divorce?) and they may have started a trend.
2021 can expect to see names of all different directions such as:
Ever names are also predicted to be on the rise, like these:
Girls’ Names With a Long A
No explanation required for this one, but here are some examples:
What will you name your baby in 2021? Share it with us in the comments!
This article was first published in KidSpot and republished on theAsianparent with permission.
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