Lily and Joshua are top of the pops

PUBLISHED: 17:33 12 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:57 11 May 2010

LILY and Joshua were the two most popular names chosen by parents registering the births of their babies at civil ceremonies in Crow country in 2008. In order, the top 10 names for girls were: Lily, Isabella, Jessica, Emily, Amelia, Olivia, Sophie, Holly,

LILY and Joshua were the two most popular names chosen by parents registering the births of their babies at civil ceremonies in Crow country in 2008.

In order, the top 10 names for girls were: Lily, Isabella, Jessica, Emily, Amelia, Olivia, Sophie, Holly, Amy and Evie.

For boys, the top 10 names were: Joshua, Harry, Riley, Charlie, George, Thomas, Samuel, Toby, Oliver and Leo.

Across the county, place names from London to Brazil proved an inspiration, with parents plumping for Kingston, Rio, and Jersey.

Armani and Oakley may be setting new trends for baby names, and there was something special about 'K' among girls as Kiaya, Keari and Kelsea joined the list of more unusual names chosen by parents.

Hollywood may have had a hand in mums and dads choosing Indiana and Rocky.

Other names to catch the eye included Phoenix Taylor, Starlay, Radigan, Nevach, Lexi-Mai and Lexi-Bo for girls, and Blue Farriall, Blaze, TJ Nye, Beranger and Larson for boys.

A free brochure containing information on civil naming ceremonies is available by emailing: registrars.admin@hertscc.gov.uk

Alternatively, you can request a copy from the register office.

Have you given your baby an unusual name? Call The Crow newsdesk on 01438 866200 or email editorial@thecomet.net


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