Namas are going to top the 2019 list

AU: Millennials are naming their babies after plants

From pot plants taking over millennial homes to featuring on desks in classrooms, it seems everyone’s obsessed with #plantlife; including new parents, who are increasingly using botanical-themed names for their children.

And no, we’re not just talking about Gwyneth and Apple.

According to a report from trend analysts McCrindle, in the top 100 names given to babies in Australia for 2019, three out of five of the most popular girls’ names were nature-inspired.

The report predicts, for example, that Jasmine, Olive, Ivy and Willow are set to surge in popularity in the next year.

Once the preserve (pun intended) of celebrities, it seems more parents are willing to go out on a limb (ahem) to make not only their homes, but also their families, ‘green’.

“Of the top five girls’ names that most significantly increased in popularity in the 2010s, three had a botanical theme,” Ashley Fell, Social Researcher at McCrindle, told Mamamia.

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