From Pandemica to Salad and even Milk: Parents reveal the weirdest baby names they have heard in the past 12 months – as the new 2021 trend is revealed
- New parents are choosing calendar names for their newborn babies in 2021
- Popular names include April, June and August as well as Sunday and Wednesday
- Calendar baby names are believed to add an additional level of meaning
Reddit users have revealed the weirdest baby names they have heard over the last 12 months with monikers like Pandemica, Crispy and Milk making the list.
Other unusual names like Salad, Seven and Myblessn also made the list with many users questioning how parents come up with such unusual names.
‘I know someone who named her Covid baby ‘Pandemica’. Inspired by the word pandemic. I also know someone whose name is Lass Section,’ one woman revealed.
Reddit users have revealed the weirdest baby names they have heard over the last 12 months with monikers like Pandemica, Crispy and Milk making the list (stock image)
Another person said they know a baby called Motel, while two people admitted to meeting babies called Prosecco, after the popular sparkling wine.
Others added seemingly normal names to the list – which clash with the baby’s last name.
‘I think Manute Bol naming his kid Bol Bol is pretty weird,’ one person said.
Robert Roberts was another name that made the list.
One woman said that Buddy Bear was the weirdest name they had come across – taking a stab at celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.
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The name Wynter, pronounced like the season, also made the list – and is in line with the 2021 ‘Calendar’ baby-name trend where months and days of the week are becoming very popular.
According to Mum Central, the most popular calendar-inspired names include January, May, April, June and August as well as Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Earlier this year both Princess Eugenie and Mandy Moore named their baby boys August while Australian TV star Grant Denyer and wife Shezzi named their third daughter Sunday.
The most popular calendar names include January, May, April, June and August as well as Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Earlier this year in February both Princess Eugenie and Mandy Moore named their baby boys August
Calendar baby names can honour a particular life event or person – such as a loved one or a grandparent’s birthday.
While the likes of February or September are unlikely to catch on, April and June also have grown in popularity, along with May and the alternative spelling Mae.
Other celebrities have selected calendar names for their children, including Rupert Grint who named his daughter Wednesday (pictured)
Top girls names
Top boys names
While calendar names become more popular, they are not yet challenging the pinnacle of the charts, with Amelia being the most chosen name for girls and Oliver retaining the top spot for the boys for the seventh year in a row.
The New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages revealed the top 10 names for boys and girls of the year after tens of thousands of babies were born across the state.
Behind the old favourite Oliver, the most popular names for boys are Noah and William.
Amelia claimed top spot for girls ahead of Olivia, while the always strong-performer Charlotte was bumped down to third place after being most favoured for three years running.
Last year the most popular girls name was Amelia, while Oliver claimed the top spot for the boys for the seventh year in a row
The fastest mover in the top 10 for boys over the past decade was Leo – jumping 61 spots up the rankings to reach fourth place in 2020.
Isla has also shot up the charts over the past 10 years, climbing 18 spots in the girls’ list to place fourth.
Zoe broke into the top 10 names for girls, where Ava, Chloe, Grace and Sophia remained unchanged. Lucas, Liam and Henry gained popularity in the boys’ list.
Mia, Jack, Thomas and James stayed in the top 10 lists but moved down the ranks.