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20 week check

Trying to pick a name for baby #2 has been one of the most difficult things ever! I felt like we really knocked it out of the park with our first son’s name (Cashton Duke) and although we have two names that were stuck on, I’m still on the hunt for that “golden” name that stops me in my tracks.

Picking out a name for a baby is serious business, but a new survey from parenting site ChannelMum finds new moms and dads are ditching old standards like Elizabeth and Joseph for something more original. Most parents say unique names will make kids feel special, as well as help them stand out on social media.

And we’re not just talking about unique spellings of names, like Xzavier or Jaydyn, this new wave of parents is creating all new names – like Sylvalie and Albion. Some parents are coming up with their original name by mashing together their favorite names or names of family members to get a new unique name.

These are the top made-up names, according to the naming experts at ChannelMum. Maybe I’ll give one of these a try!

For Girls:

  • Maevery
  • Faelina
  • Idalia
  • Evabeth
  • Tessadora
  • Anaveah
  • Jessalie
  • Sylvalie
  • Sophiel
  • Elisobelle

For Boys:

  • Jaspin
  • Charleston
  • Brigham
  • Ranger
  • Wrenlow
  • Eastley
  • Graylen
  • Albion
  • Tovin
  • Cedar