7 Baby Name Trends to Look out for in 2013 ...

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Have you checked out the top baby name trends of 2013?

Controversial erotic trilogy 50 Shades sparked a huge boost in babies named Grey, Gray, James, Elliot and Anastasia last year, and our love for gadgets was enshrined in children’s names too.

Apple rose 15% for girls, Mac jumped 12% and even Siri jumped five places…and that’s before wonders such as Hashtag, Like and Facebook.

We also loved Downton Abbey inspired names, fairy-tale inspirations and space-linked monikers – so what will we be naming babies this year?

Check out some of the top baby name trends of 2013.3

1. L is the Letter…

The letter of the year is set to be ‘L’ – and celebrities are already getting in on the act.

Matthew McConaughey started the trend, naming his son Livingston, before Snooki, Hilary Duff and Jillian Michaels followed soon.

‘L’ names are often seen to be classic and upbeat, and there’s a wide selection to choose from – Liam, Levi, Luna and Lily are all already climbing up the popularity charts.

L is definitely set to be one the biggest baby name trends of 2013.

2. Eclectic Colors…

We can thank Beyonce and Jay Z for this one – while the name Blue began to grow in popularity almost as soon as Blue Ivy’s name was announced, the color trend is set to last for the rest of the year.

They aren’t all unusual shades, either – Scarlett, Hazel and Violet are all becoming more popular, and Ruby has doubled in popularity over the last three months.

3. Places and Spaces…

The Beckhams have been naming their children after their (reported!) places of conception for years, and it’s started to catch on.

It doesn’t need to be so personal, though – you can pick favorite places, holidays or even just place names that you love.

Reese Witherspoon named her son Tennessee after her home state, and Chris Hemsworth admitted that he couldn’t resist calling his daughter India after their favorite country.

There’s been a few Memphis and Dakotas, too.

Natural Choice…
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