‘Most searched’ baby names of 2020 reveal parents are considering names such as Corona

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While many of us don't want to have a permanent reminder of the difficult battle fought due to Covid-19 – for some soon to be parents they are seriously considering it.

According to American website The Bump, the name "Corona" has made it in at number 100 as one of the most searched baby names of 2020 so far.

It does support a recent poll that discovered how the pandemic had influenced baby name choices, however it's likely that at number 100 , there won't be too many more babies named after the virus any time soon.

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The analysis did provide an interesting insight into what names parents are considering giving their children with names, though, like Mila, Aaliyah, Aurora, Aria, Amelia in the top five for girls.

Whereas for boys it was a little more unique, with monikers like Braxton, Zion, Hunter, Kai and Urban as options.

And if you're looking for a unisex name that would suit either a boy or girl, both Reese and Skyla was a popular choice which appeared on both lists of 100 names.

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Explaining the research, the site wrote in the post: "To help you on your quest for the perfect baby name, The Bump analysed the names that were most popular on its own platform so far in 2020 and compiled them into a list."

To help parents in the US get an idea of what to name their children, The Bump offers a varied selection of name options and have listed such ideas like "unique baby names", "uncommon baby names", "retro baby names" and even "hipster baby names".

The most popular names from over the years and detailed information on each included Liam, Noah, William, James, Logan, Oliver and Benjamin for boys, and Emma, Olivia, Ava, Isabella, and Sophia for girls.

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According to recent research by ChannelMum.com 43 per cent parents believe the Coronavirus crisis will "alter the way UK babies are named" and they found that seven per cent have already changed their minds because of the pandemic.

Parents are leaning towards something more positive including hopeful ‘virtue’ names, like Faith, Hope, Charity, Patience and Constance.

While those who had already settled on Corah, Corina, Rona, Viola, Violet, Lockie or Lochlan they have been struck off the list because they sound too similar to corona, virus and lockdown – all memories we will want to forget when we eventually move on from COVID-19.

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Out of the 1,300 of people surveyed, more than a third said they would avoid names that sounded to similar to the virus like Viola or Violet, with three in five parents believing that anything that resembles Corona will drop in popularity.

Those looking to honour key workers are leaning towards gender-neutral monikers like Hero, Avery and Bravery as well as Maverick for boys.

Also 54 per cent of parents say they would be inspired by the name Rainbow, in honour of the sweet children's artwork that has popped up around the country, which includes other names like Iris, Indigo and Blue.

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