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“People pick faddy baby names!” says faddy baby website

“People pick faddy baby names!” says faddy baby website

Cashing in on the popularity of two things people like to see in the newspapers – long running and unrealistic dramas involving unconvincing characters that couldn’t exist in the real world, and Breaking Bad – we have the revelation that parents follow trends when looking to choose a name for their baby.

Who placed the headline-baiting story into the newspapers, under the refreshingly honest byline ‘Agencies’?

The shift in attitudes was revealed by researchers for the website BabyCentre, who have released the top 100 baby names for 2013. Olivia was the most popular for girls, and Oliver for boys, up three places from last year.

The source was a website aimed at new parents, clearly aiming to make a few headlines to advertise their existence.