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More parents are choosing 'made-up' names to make their kids stand out

Well, they're certainly unique!
11 February 2020 7:53AM

It an effort to make their kids 'feel more special', it seems that more and more parents are choosing 'made up' baby names.

The unique names tend to be fusions of relatively common names and are rapidly rising in popularity.

"Shakespeare invented many names that have stood the test of time like Imogen and Jessica." a baby name expert told ChannelMum.

"Now the social media boom means we are all writers and publishers, so parents are making up baby names that give their child a unique start in life."

Here are the top 10 made-up names for girls...

  1. Maevery
  2. Faelina
  3. Idalia
  4. Evabeth
  5. Tessadora
  6. Anaveah
  7. Jessalie
  8. Sylvalie
  9. Sophiel
  10. Elisobelle

Here are the top 10 made-up names for boys...

  1. Jaspin
  2. Charleston
  3. Brigham
  4. Ranger
  5. Wrenlow
  6. Eastley
  7. Graylen
  8. Albion
  9. Tovin
  10. Cedar