A BABY name pro has had her say on the top trending names set to be big in 2023.
And while some of them got her approval, the name consultant wasn’t won over by all of them and said she wasn’t convinced they were about to become the most popular name after 2022.
Social media user Steph unveiled the unusual monikers one by one, as she gave her verdict on each.
Steph, who can be found on TikTok at @nameswithsteph, told her 230k followers: “Remember, this is just my opinion, tell me what YOU think.”
She explained: “The editors at NameBerry compiled a list of 23 names that they believe are going to rise in popularity in the next year.
“And I want to know if you agree.”
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She then started the list, which features the likes of Alden, Archie and Billy in the top three spots.
Steph continued: “Number one is Alden, I actually know an Alden in real-life.
“I think it’s an adorable name, it means ‘old friend’ and I can definitely see it becoming more popular.
“Number 2 is Archie and thanks to the Royal family, I can definitely see this sweet and quirky name becoming more popular.”
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So far, so good, but when Steph got to number three on the list – the name Billy – she began to become a little sceptical.
She went on to say: “I’m a little conflicted on this one.
“I do think it’s a great gender neutral name and would be so cute on a little girl, but I don’t know that it’s going to become more popular all around.
Other names that Steph was undecided on included Celeste and Breland – which she said was inspired by an American singer.
However, Steph said that other names featured on the compiled list were sure to become more popular around the world, including sixth entry Cosmo.
She continued: “Number seven is Elio and, thanks to the fact that it’s in a Disney Pixar movie, I definitely think it’ll be more common.”
“Number eight is Everest and while I don’t collect the same data as name websites do, I do feel like I hear Everest a lot, so I’m going to say yeah, it will.
She also gave a big thumbs up to Halston, Linus, Louise, Luxury, Marigold, Noah, Amri, Romi, and Sayer.
While she praised weekday names, including Sunday, as well as number 22 – Wilde, and final name on the list Yuna.
But others failed to make the grade, including number ten entry, Jolene.
Steph explained: “It’s somewhere in between vintage and contemporary.
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“I don’t know, I just don’t see it.”
While Steph said that while she loves the sound of number 18 entrant Rose, she thinks of it as more of a middle moniker.
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