Why does choosing a baby name cause so much stress? The fear of your child going to school with 3 other children with that same name – or the association of names you like with people you don’t – can turn choosing a name for your baby into a process of elimination…

The Office For National Statistics have released a statement which lists the most popular names of 2016.

So if you do have any popular baby names in your family like Oliver or Olivia, be aware that they will probably be going to school with others who have the same name!

However, if you’re currently pregnant and looking for that ‘One Of A Kind’ name, below is a list of the top ten least popular choices to inspire you…

Boys:

Ajax
Dougal
Henderson
Jools
Marvellous
Oakleigh
Oswin
Richmond
Tadgh
Thibault

Girls:

Adalie
Agape
Birdie
Noam
Onyx
Oracle
Sonali
Sondos
Tiger
Yvette

Mumsnet compiled this list with the help of ONS data to choose 20 of the most unusual and least used names of 2016.


Do you have a boy or girl with any of these names?

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