Friday, January 02, 2009

Baby names

Current work: (off sick)
Listening to: (not, am sleeping)
Reading: (not, am sleeping, but I have a fab TBR pile including the 25th book of my friend Jane Jackson, about which I will be talking later)

Am still full of lurgy, so doing a lazy post today.

The lists are out for the 100 most popular baby names in the UK for 2008. Top ten girls:
Grace
Ruby
Olivia
Emily
Jessica
Sophie
Chloe
Lily
Ella
Amelia

Top ten boys:
Jack
Thomas
Oliver
Joshua
Harry
Charlie
Daniel
William
James
Alfie

Full list for girls here and boys here. Good resource for novelists...

Am going back to bed.

7 comments:

Liz Fielding said...

Hooray, I've got Grace for my April heroine and her hero is Josh, so near the top of the boy's list. Don't you just love it when whatever bit of the brain clicks on a name has caught the zeitgeist :)

I'm working with Lydia at the moment -- a name long overdue for a revival.

Marilyn Shoemaker said...

Chicken soup for you! Take care of yourself.

I love Olivia and Emily for names!

Julie Cohen said...

Feel better soon. And happy new year. I'm behind on blog reading, but I loved reading about your goals and how they went over the year.

Kate Hardy said...

Liz, what a coincidence: I have a Lydia in my Norway booK!

Kate Hardy said...

Marilyn - thanks. There are several names on that list I'd like to use...

Kate Hardy said...

Julie - thanks :o)

baby names list said...

Thanks for sharing the list of top baby names:)..God Bless:)