Expert claims people today are naming their kids based on how popular it will be on social media.
Baby name expert Sherri Suzanne, who runs the My Name For Life website, claims parents aren’t going for common names so their kid will fit in, but they’re actually choosing monikers that’ll make them stand out online, shares Yahoo Lifestyle.
In an interview with the Daily Star, Sheri said this year the most popular names on social media are Bentley, Paisley, Eva and Ada, among others.
Sherri explained: “Ava and Benjamin are two of today’s leaders.
“Ava is the influence behind names like Aviana, Avalyn, Eva, Evie, Evelyn and now Ada.
“Parents who’d otherwise choose Benjamin are picking alternatives like Bentley and Benson.”
“I caution parents that in an effort to make children stand out, they can also make it harder to fit in,” she warned.
“Resist picking names that form jokes, puns, rhymes, or phrases that have strong negative associations.
“In an attempt to express individuality, it’s best not to create obscure and convoluted spellings.”
“I think the recipe for success starts with a name that can be said with confidence—such a name can be a time-honoured classic, a trendy Top 10 or completely unique.
“A name for success has pleasant sounds and is spelled logically to achieve correct pronunciation.”
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