Top baby names revealed for Stevenage and North Hertfordshire

PUBLISHED: 13:04 08 February 2013

Lily was the most popular baby name for girls for the second year running

Lily was the most popular baby name for girls for the second year running

Archant

IT’S FLOWER power for Comet country baby names as Lily came out on top for the second year running.

Top five baby names for girls

1. Lily

2. Sophie

3. Emily

4. Isla

5. Ellie

Lily was the most popular girls’ name in 2012 for tots registered at the Stevenage Registration Office, which covers the town and North Hertfordshire.

Charlie was the favourite for boys, knocking Harry off top spot in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year.

“Following the success of the Olympics, we might have expected to see Usain or Bradley making an appearance but 2012 has seen most people sticking to traditional names,” said cllr Richard Thake.

“Many parents choose a religious ceremony to celebrate the birth and naming of their child but those looking for an alternative could consider a civil naming ceremony organised by Hertfordshire’s registration service.”

Top five baby names for boys

1. Charlie

2. Harry

3. Joseph

4. Joshua

5. Stanley

For more information visit www.hertsdirect.org/civilnaming or to make a booking call 0300 1234045.

*Did you have a baby in 2012 and picked a more unusual name for your child?

If so email nick.gill@thecomet.net or call him on 01438 866210.

0 comments

More news stories

17 minutes ago

You will get your chance to vote for councillors to represent you at county level on May 4.

09:46

Hitchin and Harpenden MP Peter Lilley has revealed he will not stand in the forthcoming General Election.

08:37

The funeral of a much-loved Baldock nursery school secretary is to be held next Wednesday, with plans for a memorial bench at her workplace.

06:56

The team at an Indian restaurant in Shefford are celebrating after inspectors gave them the best possible hygiene rating – less than two years after the owners admitted failings in court.

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Comet e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter