Now that we’ve officially bid adieu to 2016 and happily clinked our way into the New Year, it’s time to share the latest and greatest trends coming up in the land of bumps and babies. From nurseries that bring the outdoors inside to the maternity trend we hope stays around forever, here’s what everyone will be talking about in 2017.
Baby What’s Your Name?
The list of the most popular baby names doesn't drastically change each year (Olivia just finally bumped Charlotte from the first place slot in 2016), but the overall trend on what moniker your little one should have does vary based on what major events happened the year before. According to Nameberry, who has diligently done their homework and accumulated an authoritative database of 50,000 names, developed over two decades, declared that ultimate power names like Zeus, Thor and Orion will be floating around mommy and me classes in 2017. We'll also hear plenty of literary references like Eloise and Sawyer.
And, don't forget that each year celebrities often trigger new trends with the names they choose for their own offspring. This year, we can thank the male side of the Kardashian "Klan", Rob, for getting people to think about more inspirational names by choosing the name Dream for his own daughter. We're sure to hear more virtuous names like Patience, Justice and True in the year ahead.
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2017 is shaping up to be a great year for fresh designs and innovative products that cater to the needs of new and expectant parents. What trends are you most looking forward to in the year ahead?
–Aimee Della Bitta