If you’re not into particularly girlie names—or traditionally ‘boy’ ones—then you actually still have plenty of monikers from which to choose, thanks to the trend towards unisex baby names. For inspo, check out the list of most popular gender-neutral titles.
Online marketplace OnBuy.com has collated the chart-topping baby names that work whatever the result of your bub’s gender reveal, referring to data from both the Office of National Statistics and baby-naming site nameberry.com.
Interestingly, a lot of the names aren’t new-fangled, but have been classically linked to either girls, or boys, only. The modern shift towards gender-neutral names means that old favourites become beautiful in new ways; Noah, Charlie and James, are especial examples, and also happen to be the top three most popular choices. Next up are Max, Logan, Ruby and Evelyn. Other more recently trendy entries include Arlo, Mason and Harper.
OnBuy.com also asked 1,466 parents what they thought was the reason behind the rise in unisex baby names; respondents said that they felt that a non-gender-neutral name would “limit their child”, with 45% of British mums and dads saying they would definitely consider picking out a unisex name for their baby—would you?