New baby name trend! Are you having a baby this year but stuck between two names? Then why not combine them both together to create a unique new name?
This doesn’t work for all names but some sound really cute. (And you might also save a few arguments with your hubby if you combine the two you like together!)
Check out 30 of these blended baby names below…
(WARNING: They’re not to everyone’s liking!)
This name is a mixture of Audrey and Melissa.
Audrey and Leanne combined together makes Auralee.
Ezlyn is a combination of Evelyn and Ezmae.
If you put Cleo and Belle you get Cleobelle.
A different pronunciation of the name Dianne, by mixing Dee and Anne.
This name is a mixture of Kayla and Maya and can also be spelt Kaia.
If you put Faye and Elle you get Faelle.
Grace with a ‘n’ on the end.
Jane and Maureen. A different spelling to the name Janine.
Harriet and Lyn together makes Harlyn.
Maribelle is a mixture of Mary and Belle.
Louise and Ella together makes Luella.
While names like Rosalynn (Rose and Lynn) are popular, Rosabella is a bit more unique and a mixture of Rosa and Bella.
Rae and Ann together make the name Raeann. Sounds pretty similarly to Rhian – who is the founder of The Healthy Mummy!
Tara and Lynn make a unique name of Taralyn.
Ben and Tony make the name Benton.
Mixture of Brandon and Aden. You can also spell this name Brayden.
Brendan and Kenny together make the unusual name Brecken.
Darren and Angelo mixed together make the name Dangelo. This sounds similar to the moniker D’Angelo is an Italian baby name and means angel.
Davon is a cute boy’s name and made up of the names David and Jason.
Daryl and Harold together make Darold.
If you combine Dale and Andrew together you make the name Daeland or Daelan.
Jason and Lenny make the name Jaelen.
For a short and cute name, Keon is a mixture of Ken and Leon.
Mark and Shawn make Marshawn together.
Laren is a mixture of the names Larry and Darren.
Ray and Brandon mixed together.
Ray and Shaun make Rashaun.
It sounds a bit like Riley. Ray and Leigh together make the name Rayleigh.
For an exotic sounding name, how about combining Tyron and Cyrus to make Tyrus?
If these unique blended names aren’t for you then perhaps you’re after a more traditional name? Check out these vintage baby names. Or maybe you are after something with a little more edge? We have just the list for you!
How can you know if the names you choose for your little ones have staying power? We’ve got other tips on predicting the next big baby names besides checking out Nameberry’s list of popular names for girls and boys.
Film, TV, music, literature, the royal family, and celebrity babies may hugely influence the next big baby names, so it is crucial to do your research.
Recently, Bridgerton baby names have become a trend that you must watch out for in the coming years. Also, the pop culture phenomena Game of Thrones to Harry Potter to the Marvel franchise have had a significant impact on what parents worldwide are naming their kids.
Rising baby names are trending for a reason. Unless that reason is due to current pop culture, it often has to do with style and sound.
Name constellations can have a huge impact as well. These are name groups that share a central sound. For example, the “La-La” baby girl names like Lola, Lila, Layla, and Lily. Another example is the famous -Ayden group of baby boy names by superstar Aiden in the early 2000s.
If you’re looking for a popular baby name for the next coming years, be sure to look into trending categories of names in terms of style and sound.
The Australian government keeps records of the most popular baby names. You can search the database by year, state, and gender to see which names were most popular when your child was born. The data goes all the way back to the 1900s, so you can even compare your child’s name to those of previous generations.
Although the government doesn’t release the exact number of babies given each name, they provide a ranking of the most popular names.
Sometimes, what’s popular overseas will eventually make its way over here.
So if you’re looking for something popular, checking out baby name lists from other countries can be a good place to start your search.
Believe it or not, history can actually tell us a lot about future baby name trends.
Many of today’s most famous names were also popular 100 years ago—think John, Mary, William, and Elizabeth.
Predicting the next big baby names can feel like an impossible task. However, if you keep current trends, pop culture influences, trends in other countries, and historical patterns in mind, you’ll be one step ahead of the game. And who knows? Maybe your baby girls and baby boys will be the trendsetters for the next generation of babies!