Naming your baby is one of the most exciting and stressful things for new parents, but it doesn’t have to be. A new survey from The Bump, a resource for real-life parenting, unveiled some key findings when it comes to naming your babe and making the process that much easier with the newly launched Baby Names hub.

Over 2,700 parents were polled in Jan. 2021 about finding the perfect baby name, middle name included. Keep scrolling to see all the results!

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The survey found that:

  • 52 percent of parents would share their name picks before baby is born
  • 43 percent of first-time parents would share with their friends and only 33 percent would share with coworkers
  • First time pregnant or soon-to-be pregnant parents don’t believe middle names are essential
  • 44-53 percent of parents would remove a name from their favorites list if someone they know already has the name

When it comes to looking ahead for ultimate trends in 2021, gender neutral is the name of the game with 71 per of expecting parents opting for names that are great for boys or girls. Fifty nine percent of parents lean more towards traditional boy or girls name, and many parents are looking at a family name or one that celebrates their partner’s culture.

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Now the fun part: using The Bump’s Baby Names hub to find the perfect name! The new easy to use tool offers a widely inclusive lists of names (like modern, vintage, cultural), a playground popularity check feature and a “This or That” baby name game.

All features are easily shareable with your partner, family and friends and the hub is free to use at The Bump.

––Karly Wood

 

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