In Hertfordshire, the top ten baby boy names of 2010 were Jack, Oliver, Daniel, Thomas, Joshua, Alexander, Charlie, Harry, George and Joseph.
The top ten baby girl names were Isabelle, Daisy, Charlotte, Sophie, Sienna, Summer, Megan, Grace, Lucy and Olivia.
Unusual names like Hunni Princess, Blossom Bluebell and Ged Spartacus were also bestowed, but Roger Gagan, Chief Executive of the Watford and West Hertsfordshire Chamber of Commerce, does not approve of names like these:
I really think that in 20 years’ time, when these children are applying for jobs and going for interviews, that some of these names could really count against them.
Unfortunately some of these ludicrous names make people look like a bit of a joke. It could even make a difference to them getting a place at university.
I agree with Roger. How about you?
Sources: Ged Spartacus and Angel J among unusual baby names registered by Hertfordshire County Council, Hertfordshire welcomes Ged Spartacus and Storm (press release)