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The new baby naming trends for 2017

Bid goodbye to Amelia and Oliver, and say hello to the new names du jour.

Baby naming trends
Baby name website Nameberry has released their predictions for what will be popular with parents this year, and things are getting seriously exotic.
While 2016 was the year for 'postgender names' a la Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively (their little girls is called James), 2017 will be all about 'ultimate power names' according to the site.
Names drawn from multicultural mythology will tickle parents' fancies, with titles such as Persephone, Odin, Freya, Clio, Atlas and Zeus becoming more popular. And literary names will also have a turn, with characters such as Matilda, Alice and Sawyer becoming more popular. Shakespearean names, like Cordelia, Ophelia, Cassio and Orlando are also back on the rise.
Here are the twenty names that'll be trending this year (and yes, that really does read 'Gunther.')
Using data compared from their site in 2016 and 2017, Nameberry have predicted a move towards the following titles:
For little girls
Tatjana
Alizeh
Tahiti
Moana
Ines
Seren
Rosamund
Alisha
Samara
Lilian
For little boys
Kyd
Benajah
Sulien
Koa
Gunther
Cassian
Beauregard
Albie
Isaac
Lucien
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